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CEOs ALSO NEED MENTORS!


In 2010, when David Nish was promoted from CFO to CEO at Standard Life, he knew the scale of the challenge his company faced. The 185-year-old giant had just embarked on a sweeping transformation from an insurer to a long-term savings … Seguir leyendo

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REINVENT PROCESSES AND CONCENTRATE ON INNOVATION


Of course we’ve heard that before. Every organization’s senior leadership longs for something great to happen, for the next great idea to emerge and propel the organization forward into a position as a market leader. So we stimulate creativity….at least … Seguir leyendo

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BEHAVIOUR OF HIGHLY RESPECTED LEADERS


I’ve been recently studying in order to identify the characteristics that describe highly driven, achievement-oriented people who are also among the most well-respected in any organization. The intersection between drive and respect is an important one, because we all know people who are highly driven but … Seguir leyendo

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BUSINESS LEADERS ARE FORCED TO CHANGE MENTALITY


Quick. Picture a business leader.  The one that traditionally comes to mind is that of a Jack-Welchian type “taking the hill,” “gaining share,” “beating the competition,” “cutting losses,” operating through “command and control.” War, sports and gambling analogies abound.  In … Seguir leyendo

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP: WHAT IS NECESSARY TO CONVERT A BUSINESS IDEA INTO REALITY


How many times have you been in a meeting and someone says to you, “That’s a great idea, you should take the initiative and make it a reality.” What typically happens? Most of the time – nothing. Most great ideas … Seguir leyendo

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5 REASONS WHY FAILURE IS SO IMPORTANT FOR LEADERSHIP IMPROVEMENT


As you reflect upon your career and future, step-back and asses your body of work and how it has impacted the manner in which you lead.    What makes you a stronger leader and provides you the perspective to cast a … Seguir leyendo

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I AM A REAL FAN OF NON-LINEAR CAREERS…!!


For years we have been talking about the education bubble and the problem that colleges charge tons of money and then graduates are unemployed and in dept. Colleges are responding by becoming job preparation centers. And Frank Bruni, opinion editor for … Seguir leyendo

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15 THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE USE TO DO


 “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” Whether in business or life, there’s a fine line between success and failure. Booker T. … Seguir leyendo

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8 REASONS WHY STRATEGIC PLANS FAIL!!


Did you know that nearly 70% of Strategic Planning fails?  For a process that presumably receives so much attention, this is an appalling figure.   Knowledge of the pitfalls below will dramatically increase the probability that you will fall into the 30 … Seguir leyendo

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5 MAJOR MISTAKES IN LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT


If there’s one thing all successful business leaders and entrepreneurs know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience. Why? Well, a wise man once said that our mistakes guide us towards perfection, as we get opportunities … Seguir leyendo

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EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS MAXIMIZE THEIR EMPLOYEES’ SKILLS


Alan Watts about the Need to focus on Peoples’ Strengths Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. It is … Seguir leyendo

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INNOVATION PROBLEMS OFTEN ARE LEADERSHIP PROBLEMS


When Karl Ronn recently said, “Companies that think they have an innovation problem don’t have an innovation problem. They have a leadership problem,” I listened carefully. I featured Ronn, a former P&G executive (and current executive coach and entrepreneur), in … Seguir leyendo

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