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GOOD CEOS ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS…DO YOU?

Monday, September 2, 2013

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THE BOTTOM LINE Questions can be more important than answers. Good CEOs know this. Among the questions: “What don’t I know that could kill me?” And “Am I pushing too hard or not hard enough?” BUILT INTO MUSCLE MEMORY It is NOT that they do it every day, just periodically. Good CEOs challenge their own […]

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Homework for the Candidate President

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Hiring someone to lead an organization, even with a terrific recruitiment/assessment process is a crapshoot (technical term). “You do everything right and your odds of a fit for the long term are 50/50,” said one of my CEO Group members to another. The process may include behavioral interviewing, serious (third party) reference checking and assessments, […]

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Executive Director (NFP) vs. CEO — Shared Issues

Friday, March 2, 2012

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Executive Director of Not for Profit vs. CEO –  Shared Issues OK, so not for profits do not have shareholder value or stock price as a unifying measure of success. Ok, so nobody takes a job at an NFP for the pay. But many of the challenges require similar approaches and tools. One of my […]

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CEO Charter For Culture Change

Monday, October 24, 2011

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A third party professional services team will help one of my CEO clients to enlist the minds and hearts of thousands of employees at all levels to what he believes will lead to better ways to work together: heightened collaboration across silos to win in the marketplace, focus on strengths, transition away from negative behaviors. […]

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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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