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WHAT ARE THE MOST CRUCIAL TASK FOR CEOs?

(MoneyWatch) “But what will I do?” a CEO asked us. He told us he had a great chief operating officer to handle his company’s day-to-day operations and had just interviewed a perfect candidate to take over the financial side of his business. The only problem — hiring a CFO would leave him with little to do, he said. This is ...

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12 important lessons for leaders at the age of 60. MUST READ.

 I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned during the past six decades that really matters. Here’s a first pass: 1. The more we know about ourselves, the more power we have to behave better. Humility is underrated. We each have an infinite capacity for self-deception — countless unconscious ways we protect ourselves from pain, uncertainty, and responsibility — often at ...

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HOW TO ADOPT MENTORS WITHOUT REALLY ASKING?

This interview with Shellye Archambeau, chief executive of MetricStream, a firm that helps companies meet compliance standards, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Q. What do you consider some important leadership lessons you’ve learned? A. My mother had a definite influence on my leadership style. She was very involved in the community. She would say that whenever you run ...

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EVERYTHING IS CHANGE IN THE WORLD IN THE YEAR 2012 EXCEPT SELF

  Today’s post is by Jan Rutherford – author of The littlest Green Beret . You can learn more about Jan at the end of the post. The thing about leadership development is that it all starts with everyone’s favorite subject – themselves.  Self awareness is the starting point for effective leadership, and it’s always interesting to watch my students ...

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INDIAN CEO : VIJAY MALLYA , STORY OF WHAT????

Flamboyant is a word which is often used by the media to describe Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, the man behind Kingfisher beer, and the airline of the same name. Images of him posing with bikini clad calendar models, attending events in the company of Bollywood celebrities, and relaxing on his private yacht, paint a picture of a man who knows ...

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WHAT IS YOUR LEADERSHIP SCORECARD ?

Charlotte Beers, former chairwoman and C.E.O. of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, now runs seminars called “The X Factor” for female leaders. She says it’s vital to make self-assessments, and to include “the good, the bad and the ugly.” Q. Tell me about your early management roles. A. I was in my early 30s, and I was the first management supervisor ...

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THE MAGIC OF DOING NEW THING AT ONE TIME.

Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?   It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology ...

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Learning from the Panama Canal: John Stevens, innovator

The fellow in the photo above is John Stevens, a self-taught civil engineer who made a huge contribution to the development of the Panama Canal over a hundred years ago.  I’ve been learning about him through the pages of David McCullough’s amazing work The Path Between the Seas, which is the story of how the Panama Canal came to be.  ...

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5 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM TWITTER ON THE 6th BIRTHDAY

5 LEADERSHIP LESSOS FROM THE TWITTER:   Twitter will celebrate its sixth birthday; boasting over 500 million registered users and, among other impressive numbers, one billion tweets a day.   Not only are at least 100 million people actively tweeting (the rest are lurkers, or completely inactive), the social impact of Twitter has become a realm of study that will ...

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5 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING

  One morning in 1965, Robert Ellis Smith, then-recent Harvard University graduate, received a phone call that would change his life. On the other end was a former fellow student who was starting a newspaper in Montgomery, Ala., strictly dedicated to covering the Civil Rights Movement. The voice on the other line asked Smith, former president of The Harvard Crimson, ...

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5 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE FOUNDER OF GOOGLE

  Larry Page, Google’s CEO   Larry Page took the reins as CEO at Google on April 4. Google’s (GOOG) general counsel Kent Walker portrayed the acquisition as a strong defense against patent trolls, but acknowledged that it also gives the company room to grow and add to its Android apps and usability. Spending $1 billion on patents offers an ...

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SHOULD LEADER RELY ON INTUITION FOR DECISION MAKING?

WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY FOR DECISION MAKING? A recent Harvard Working Knowledge blog post ( What is the right mix between intuition and analysis? Several clear themes characterized responses to this month’s column. Dominant among these was that the best way to reach a decision depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the decision, the nature ...

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NEW 12 RULES FOR BUSINESS MANAGERS BY BILL GATES

If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about re-engineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity. About how quickly business itself will be transacted. About how information access will alter the lifestyle of consumers and their expectations of business. Quality improvements and business-process improvements will occur far faster. When the increase in velocity is great enough, the ...

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WHEN TIGER WOOD WILL BOUNCE BACK. HE NEEDS" Auletta."

We all have our opinions of Tiger Woods’ reading his typed, 14-minute apology. I know I do, but I wanted to hear what a professional crisis manager had to say. So, here goes, both an earful and an education in what not to do if you ever feel compelled to face the media for sexual indiscretions. “First of all, he ...

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ART GURU MAVEN MICHAEL SAY " SORRY"

Arts management maven Michael Kaiser has used his ample résumé and his nine-year perch as president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to promote his ideas about how to keep the nonprofit arts solvent. A year ago, he launched the Kennedy Center’s “Arts in Crisis” initiative, offering himself and his brain trust at the Washington, D.C., ...

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TIGER WOOD: HOW MANY OF US ARE READY TO SAY "SORRY"

Although it was painful for Tiger Woods to have his giant size ’statement’ this morning, the key question is: was he believable? Oh, we want facts (is Elin leaving? when is he returning to golf? is he staying in rehab?, etc) but that information we could get from his web page, where he has announced everything else. We want to ...

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HOW IS THE LEADERSHIP FOR THE YEAR 2010 AT TOP 20 COMPANIES

At first glance, Zappos.com, the online retailer, appears to have little in common with General Electric (GE), the multinational conglomerate. Hit hard throes of scaling down its financial services subsidiary, GE Capital, by an estimated 40%. Zappos, on the other hand, is tapping into changing consumer habits and ramping up for 30% growth over the next 12 months. Yet surprisingly, ...

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Management lessons from Nordic

Members of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team won gold and silver yesterday in the sport’s final Olympic event. It was the culmination of an amazing winter games for the team, which won medals in all three of the sports’ competitions. It was also one of the more amazing turnaround stories of the Olympics. How Nordic Combined went from dead ...

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12 Questions for Leaders in the Year 2010

If you’re like most business leaders, you spent much of 2009 feeling down and just about out—an often-inescapable result of the worst recession since the Great Depression. Odds are, you grappled with numerous challenges, uncertainties, and “don’t want to, but have to” decisions. As one weary bank CEO confided, “We’re barely hanging on, just trying to survive.” He wasn’t alone, ...

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Leadership is “Net Time” and “Net Results” not “Gross Time”

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit. You’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But, the other four Balls – Family, Health, ...

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