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SITING THE UNICORN: A CEO WITH EXTREME GRAVITAS

Monday, November 2, 2015

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BACKGROUND Prior posts have described how to spot gravitas in a leader, a bit of how to develop gravitas and, in one post, insights into inside-the-CEO who has gravitas while observing President Jimmy Carter at a press conference. At a regional Vistage International conference of 500 CEOs and 200 guests, Alan Mulaly spoke about his […]

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A LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO LIVE BY

Sunday, January 27, 2013

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1000 leaders assembled in Dallas to take themselves up a notch and to learn how to take the people we coach up a notch. Half the participants are CEOs of companies, half are Chairs of peer advisory boards of company CEOs. If you are fortunate enough to be a Vistage member or Chair you are […]

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O Say Can The CEO See?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

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Some have the gift, others need to learn it. For some it is natural, for others a lifelong challenge. What is “IT?” The ability to read others, one at a time and in a group – to notice their eyes, their body language, their tone. With direct reports and others they see frequently, to learn […]

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BERNANKE: LEADERSHIP IN THE NATION’S SERVICE

Friday, September 28, 2012

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Some of my friends support Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke’s leadership while others believe the Fed moves are big mistakes. Either way, you have to admire his effectiveness in building enough support to result in action.  In Jon Hilsentrath’s insightful article in the Wall Street Journal today, he describes the quiet high-stakes, behind-the-scenes drama: “As markets […]

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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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