Category Archives: Leadership

Characteristic #7: Selecting the Right People

By | September 17, 2013

[September 17, 2013]  One of the key attributes of senior executive leaders is their ability to select the right people for the right job.  Unfortunately, sometimes people are chosen even to be senior leaders who turn out to be stunning failures. Choosing leaders is not just a difficult task, but new senior executive leaders should quickly establish their… Read More »

Profile: General Douglas MacArthur

By | September 15, 2013

[September 15, 2013]  As part of this blog’s profiles in senior executive leadership, the first great leader will be an obvious choice: General Douglas MacArthur.  William Manchester writes of General MacArthur that:  He was a great thundering paradox of a man, noble, and ignoble, inspiring and outrageous, arrogant and shy, the best of men and the worst of… Read More »

Characteristic #4: Urgent and Important Matters

By | September 12, 2013

[September 12, 2013]  Henry Kissinger saw that one of the challenges of senior leaders on foreign policy was being able to discern between urgent and important matters, and then developing procedures to keep the urgent from overcoming the important. What the Honorable Kissinger was saying is that leaders are sometimes so busy coping with urgent issues, like the… Read More »

Characteristic #2: Building Trust and Confidence

By | September 9, 2013

[September 9, 2013]  A fundamental attribute of the senior executive leader is the ability to build trust and confidence in the people who work for us, supervisors, peers and associates, and clients. Building and management of that trust and confidence ranks as one of the top factors to achieve and sustain high levels of organizational strength.  It is… Read More »

Characteristics of a Senior Executive Leader

By | September 8, 2013

[September 8, 2013]  As promised, this blog is about the exploration of attributes and character of the senior executive leader. This allows a dive more into the depths of those points that distinguish the senior executive leader from the beginner and junior leader.  Truthfully, many characteristics will be distinguished by degree; laying along a continuum of strength or… Read More »