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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 […]

Founder CEO Leans In

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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From time to time, I blog about situations from which my followers can learn about leadership. I use no names. I stay generic. But I put them near the table as an observer. * * * * In a prior post, we described homework assignments given to candidates for the position of President and possible […]

Boss Ready

Friday, April 29, 2011

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I am compelled to post this note upon hearing this story from a senior executive of major public company. It is common at lower levels to observe people oblivious to presentations without being boss ready, but perhaps more common than we thought in the C-suite. “I have a deck the CEO needs to digest. It […]

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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