[November 21, 2013] Everyone has probably seen the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. One subplot is about the problems that occur when the Wizard of Oz (a senior leader) is naive about what is going on around him. It is a risk to senior leaders, protected by well-meaning staffs, to find themselves insulated or protected from… Read More »
[November 20, 2013] Today I’m speaking to veterans who are beginning their college experience. The message is simple – with passion, adaptability, and some basic college skills, they will succeed. Senior leaders have the responsibility to help improve the success rate of our veterans; we owe them at least this much. The success rate of veterans in college… Read More »
[November 19, 2013] 150 years ago in the mist of the American Civil War, US President Abraham Lincoln gave one of the best known, most quoted speeches in American history – known today as the “Gettysburg Address.” President Lincoln is recognized as one of the greatest senior leaders in American history. The Gettysburg address is an example of… Read More »
[November 18, 2013] Leaders have trouble remembering that “secret” information is not truly secret, especially in this age of evolving communication’s technology. If you tell someone about anything, put it in writing, or place it where it can be seen, it will eventually become public and no longer secret. Most people will remember US Representative Anthony Weiner D-NY,… Read More »
[November 17, 2013] Training leaders in the basic principles of leadership always includes the subject of good communication techniques and the challenges associated with this topic. Probably the most important aspect of communication that any leader can do is to explain why big decisions are made. This simple articulation of the leader’s decision logic helps prevent employees, and… Read More »
[November 16, 2013] Today, another book that I found especially interesting: Finding a Way to Win. Bill Parcells Bill Parcells gives great advice on what it takes to be a successful leader and gain the respect of those you lead. He gives common sense advice like “never discount stupidity as a factor” and “never ask people to do… Read More »
[November 15, 2013] Commitment is the one senior leader attribute that makes all others possible. Leaders understand that success is not a single event. Success is a continuous experience. That is why senior leaders are zealous about commitment, for the reason that it provides them the intense, inner motivation to sustain success over the long haul. Commitment simply… Read More »
[November 14, 2013] Successful senior executive leaders are highly motivated and have the inner drive to be the best at what they do. For leaders, ambition1 is a major source of motivation, passion, and inspiration – there is no adequate substitute. The desire to grow as a leader, to improve, to increase knowledge and qualifications, and to have… Read More »
[November 13, 2013] A major theme in the philosophy of leadership is the concept that passion is an essential trait of leaders. For senior executive leaders, passion is fundamental to their ability to guide their organization and is a characteristic without peer. Passion is ultimately about winning and success – it is in our human nature to be… Read More »
[November 12, 2013] Senior executive leaders must be sufficiently competent in their professions to survive. High-quality leaders have the capability to perform the duties of their job with an acceptable level of quality – a combination of knowledge, judgment, and skills. Technical competence by itself will not assure a leader’s success since there are other traits that are… Read More »
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