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CEO’S RISKY HIRES

Friday, January 20, 2017

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BACKGROUND  Finding the right candidate for the C-suite is a risky business. People who look good on paper and show well can mask factors that ultimately lead to failure. What do the most successful CEOs-as-recruiters do? KEY FACTORS Our Vistage CEO Peer Advisory Board in New York City has adopted these approaches, among others: Make […]

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It’s Not About the Horse (Part 2)

Friday, April 10, 2015

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EXTRAORDINARY LEADERS: It’s Not About the Horse, Part Two In the prior post, we described the challenge of working directly with the horse and the immediate feedback and learning we received. The learning was surprisingly relevant to work and family. Examples included: Inadequate support kills rapport (the horse put his foot down when he sensed […]

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CEOs Share Experience: Initiatives to Lead Culture Change

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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CEOs SHARE CULTURE INITIATIVES My last blog laid out the context for leading culture change and gave a few examples of CEO initiatives to lead the way. Here is a more complete list based on both private client conversations and Vistage CEO peer advisory group discussion:   –       Hire a talent manager for development of […]

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WHAT CEOs CAN DO TO LEAD CULTURE CHANGE

Saturday, January 11, 2014

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WHO WANTS TO KNOW? At the last meeting of our Vistage CEO peer advisory board, one CEO asked for ideas for both becoming more informed about the culture in his organization and action he can take to cause positive change. It is the same question I have been asked by several private client CEOs. This […]

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What Made jack welch JACK WELCH

How Ordinary People Become
Extraordinary Leaders

by Stephen H. Baum (Random House)

Most leaders of American companies started out as ordinary people. What prepared them for the top job?

Countless more ordinary people of equal talent never developed the leadership core required to run the show. Why not?

"Lessons for life about the core leadership traits of character, risk taking decisiveness and the ability to engage and inspire followers."
--Jim Clifton, CEO, The Gallup Organization

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