Just as CEOs lead companies, we each assumed the chief executive role for our own careers the minute we stepped out into the working world. In that capacity, we have to protect and nurture our interests and prospects, just like the big guys do.
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How can leaders translate the complexity of strategy into guidelines that are simple and flexible enough to execute? Rather than trying to boil the strategy down to a pithy statement, it’s better to develop a small set of priorities that everyone gets behind to produce results.Donald Sull, Stefano Turconi, Charles Sull, James Yoder on MIT Sloan Management Review
Strategy Planning Results Strategy, at its heart, is about choice. Few companies succeed by making a single big bet. Most winning strategies are based on a bundle of choices about, among other things... Read »
- on Center for Creative Leadership
An executive team is a powerful asset for any organization. A strong C-suite mobilizes everyone in the organization to propel the organization’s vision and strategy forward. Yet too often this consi... Read »
When thinking about leadership skills, it is pertinent to remember what Alexander the Great said, “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”
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“Chief Executives have tremendous resources at their disposal, but they face an acute scarcity in one critical area: Time. Drawing on an in-depth 12-year study, this package examines the unique time management challenges of CEOs and the best strategies for conquering them.”
3 great articles:
- How CEOs Manage Time
- What Do CEOs Actually Do?
- One CEO’s Approach to Managing His Calendar
Here are some stimulating minds on leadership to get you thinking.
Henrik Brabrand explains what an effective leadership team does, and provides key elements that need to be in place for that leadership team to run effectively.
Kathy Simmons provides 5 tactics to help you gauge culture when considering a job prospect.Kathy Simmons on BlueSteps
Most of us have heard the famous quip attributed to Peter Drucker, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." It's become so commonly repeated that's it's almost a cliché at this point. But what does the... Read »