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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 […]

Key to Leadership Failure

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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SUMMARY One person can make a difference in the well-being of a company if they “get it” when others don’t. If you fail to hire such people, if you do not include them in the discussion during a crisis, you are more likely to see a problem worsen or repeat. What makes them different? They […]

Narcicists, Psychopaths and Other CEOs

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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BACKGROUND: MANY NEW LEADERS DE-RAIL There is ample evidence that recruiting and vetting a new leader is, at best, a 50/50 proposition (fewer than 1 in 2 perform to expectations), even when an intense effort is carried out. Why is that? My Vistage CEO Peer Advisory Board has years of top-grading their leadership teams with […]

WHAT CEO COACH AND CEO HAVE IN COMMON

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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What Do the CEO Coach and the CEO Have In Common? BACKGROUND Exceptional leaders are good at active listening: extracting the essence of someone else’s predicament or point of view or proposal. The coach must be even a more active listener to get at the root cause of whatever the client is confronting. In recent […]

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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