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Why CEOs Falter

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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This post is based on a a significant number of real world cases where the client, a here-to-fore strong leader seemed to falter.   BACKGROUND So,  … you have a history of successful leadership in prior posts. Maybe even in your current post. And, suddenly, not so much: worry; hesitation; poor decisions; delay on critical […]

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WHAT IS AND IS NOT THE JOB OF THE BOSS?

Monday, May 8, 2017

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BACKGROUND   One of my CEO coaching clients years ago told me: if I work 10% less hard or delegate  10% more often, profits will go down by more than 20%. He now knows the folly of that remark. He has learned to delegate, how to tailor so doing to his comfort with each individual and […]

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PREVENTING DRAMA FROM BLOCKING THE BOSS’ AGENDA

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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BACKGROUND   A wonderful Vistage Chair, Ken Mandelbaum and I often exchange tools which our CEO coaching clients tell us are valuable. You can find it in the public domain on Youtube if you look for Above the Line: Key to Conscious Leadership. I am told that Above the Line and Below the Line are […]

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Who Will Tell The Boss the Truth?

Friday, March 17, 2017

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BACKGROUND Being at the top is a lonely position. Even the most open leader cannot share all his thoughts and concerns with anyone. And subordinates of even the most beloved boss will not provide radical candor in feedback s(he) needs to be as better leader. So, it is no surprise that one of my clients […]

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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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