Entries tagged "Leadership"

Leaders Lead. They don’t abdicate their responsibility. They don’t share their power. They solicit input. They allow debate. Leaders don’t share their crown. They lead. They act. They encourage debate. They allow discussion... pre-decision discourse. They decide and then demand and expect buy-in. Debate over. Everyone rowing in the same direction and only one Captain. Only one Read More

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Leaders don’t stay still. They are constantly asking questions of themselves, they’re teams, the world. Great leaders are green and growing, life long learners. 5 Attributes Of Life Long Learners Risk Taking – Willingness to push oneself out of comfort zone Humble Self-Reflection – Honest assessment of success and failures, especially the latter Solicitation of Opinions – Read More

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In the world, there are certain immutable physical laws. We  all know them.  You know, you’ve got your Newton’s Law of Gravity, your  Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Moore’s Law…and now there’s Mr Cranky's Theorem of Agita and Angst. Newton – What goes up will come down Einstein – E = mc2 Moore – Computing performance will double every 2 Read More

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In another life, I read the science fiction classic, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” by Robert A. Heinlein. This is the book that geeks everywhere the word "Grok," as in to understand so the observed so completely that the observer becomes part of the observed.The book also introduces the concept Read More

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As a Vistage Chair, I meet 1 on 1 with my members every month for 90 minutes. Then as a group we meet once a month. During any single group session only 3 to 4 of the members have the opportunity to process a deep issue. Yet the reason for Read More

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Many CEOs who come from the product or technical ranks and have little to no experience with selling or managing a sales force fall victim to a few easily mitigated traps. Engineers find it easy to manage engineers. Most leaders are comfortable coaching, mentoring and managing within their native discipline. Yet Read More

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Grit, Determination, Commitment, the Ability to Overcome Adversity is one of five key differentiating factors between mere mortals and great leaders. I was reminded of this, this month as the east coast was pelted with snow. One day before a threatening snow storm, on the eve of a board meeting, the CEO Read More

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Courage is one of the five critical attributes of any great CEO. What do I mean by Courage? Courage is not a lack of fear… courage is the ability to act decisively in the presence of fear. How does this show up? Courage is firing a critical competent member of the team Read More

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