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- Are you willing to hire slowly but fire fast?
- Will you BURN the next manager you hire?
- Can you be an adaptive business leader?
- Is your CFO a bookkeeper or a strategist?
- Here are five TACTICAL skills of a great leader.
- Three qualities of a great leader
- Hit the hardest issues first!
- Can you stretch the truth to make your point?
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The title of this insight happens to be the name of a CEO roundtable organization I belong to and have been a member since 1989 (Adaptive Business Leader Organization – or ABL). The organization, like Vistage, manages roundtables of CEOs … Continue reading
It is hard to coach or teach leadership in a few paragraphs. But let’s try by limiting this short insight to a list of the five principal tactical skills of a great leader. These are not the strategic visionary skills, … Continue reading
There are lots of ways to measure a great leader. Here are three that should resonate with you as leader and with those who follow you. These qualities are applicable whether you are leading your company, a board, or a … Continue reading
Reorder your priorities for maximum impact. There are two reasons to consider reordering your priorities to attack your most critical issues first, before the easiest ones to knock off the list. First, you are fresher at the start of a … Continue reading
How easily it happens… Sometimes it is easy for someone to make a statement that, in the enthusiasm of the moment or to make a point, crosses the line between fact and fiction. Sometimes it seems to you to be … Continue reading
Especially for social media-based businesses, we all need to recalibrate our thinking about who is the teacher and who is the student. There is nothing wrong with a manager slowing a conversation to ask for more background when speaking to … Continue reading
How we usually do this in our businesses. The best managers we all know are the ones who take the time to praise good work in public, before an employee’s peers. Most of us have a monthly award for the … Continue reading
A story of a CEO attuned to creating great company culture. A CEO friend of mine who managed her one-hundred-person remote workforce as a virtual company told me her story of how she welcomed new employees as she grew her … Continue reading
When meeting with investors or even your board, during the period devoted to feedback after your presentation, you will hear comments and recommendations that don’t resonate with you. Some will be from a misunderstanding of your explanation. Some listeners will … Continue reading