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C-SUITE SEARCH FOR GRIT

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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BACKGROUND A new criterion has been added to C-Suite searches: GRIT. Angela Duckworth’s treatise on GRIT put forth in her book has spawned numerous Youtube videos on the subject (references at end of this post). If you have been hiding out somewhere and have not experienced the blitz on this subject, the premise is that: […]

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 […]

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 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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