Characteristic #43: The Study of Great Leadership

By | January 4, 2014

[January 04, 2014]  All great leaders study leadership.  They make it part of their routine to ensure that they understand and seek to improve their leadership skills and knowledge. When the seasoned executive leader’s mind is adequately mature and has obtained sufficient awareness to understand, only then does the leader have the true capacity of senior leadership.  Otherwise,… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

By | January 4, 2014

[January 04, 2014]  Two very good books this week.  One with an uplifting and positive message, the other an Italian cookbook.  I know you may think I’m nuts reading a cookbook (no I didn’t read the recipes).  Take a tour of more great reads, more in the line up soon. Today, more books that I am now reading… Read More »

What is your Highest Priority NOT to Do?

By | January 3, 2014

[January 03, 2014]  Early last year I had the opportunity in a group of senior executives to meet with the Secretary of Defense (aka SecDef) at the Pentagon.  There was a lively discussion about what was important for the United States (a guns versus butter talk) where the SecDef listed the President’s top priorities. Most of the discussion… Read More »

Senior Executive Leader Websites

By | January 2, 2014

[January 02, 2014]  My goal was to provide at least 10 “senior executive leadership” – non-commercial websites – those that are dedicated exclusively to senior leaders and worth reading.  Finding basic leadership sites was easy but finding them dedicated to “senior leadership” was another matter. Unfortunately, there are simply very few free and open senior leader websites –… Read More »

Can You Buy Employee Happiness?

By | January 2, 2014

[January 02, 2014]  There has been a long-standing debate whether there is a link between employee happiness, their pay at work, and workplace productivity.  While few would deny that these are related, the key argument is whether better worker pay leads directly to improved performance. A recent article in Inc Magazine by Scott Leibs1, entitled You Can Buy… Read More »

2014 New Year’s Resolution for Leadership

By | January 1, 2014

[January 01, 2014]  Most New Year’s Resolutions fail – up to 90% don’t make it.  There are naysayers who declare that it is best to ignore the tradition and do not make a resolution because “it will fail anyway.” For leaders, however, this is quite different.  Leaders should make resolutions … promises to themselves to improve their leader… Read More »

Happy New Year 2014

By | January 1, 2014

[January 01, 2014]  Welcome to the New Year 2014.  Best wishes to all on this new beginning.  Thank you for helping make this blog such a big success among the leaders across the world.  Some of the biggest fans of this blog are from Asia and Europe. Welcome to all newcomers regardless from where you live or work.… Read More »

The Green Book: AVAILABLE for Download

By | December 31, 2013

[December 31, 2013]  As a small gift for my readers, I have compiled “The Green Book on Senior Executive Leadership (2013 Edition).”  It includes characteristics of senior leaders developed during this year. DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE: The Green Book on Senior Executive Leadership (2013 Edition) – approximate size is 1.4 kb.  Or click on the image. The format is PDF… Read More »

Building a Senior Leader Philosophy

By | December 30, 2013

[December 30, 2013]  In an earlier blog entitled A Leadership Philosophy, it was proposed that the main purpose of this philosophy was to “help guide and focus the work” of employees.  Placing the philosophy in writing and where everyone can see it, helps keep employees and the leader “on track and headed toward achieving [organizational] goals, missions, and… Read More »