The 10 Questions You Should Never Stop Asking Here is an excellent overview in Forbes for those looking for “the easy answers to business success.” Not that implementing the advice is easy! But if you can address all these questions, you will improve the success of your organization. More importantly, if you’re not regularly exploring […]
On Friday, I attended an excellent seminar on leadership offered by Jenny Whitener, Chief Executive of Bridge Consulting International and alumna of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Among the many fascinating learnings she shared was a simple and elegant list of what “followers most admire in their leaders.” According to Kouzes and Posner in their book The Leadership Challenge:
- A Sense of Looking Forward
Does this constellation seem surprising to you? Are any of them “optional” in an effective leader? What other attributes and qualities are essential in the best leaders you’ve known?
Plotting a Smooth Course When You Take the Helm – WSJ.com One of our clients is adding a COO to his firm, someone to focus on running the business while he concentrates on being the “visionary” and the face of the firm. So this Wall Street Journal article with tips for incoming CEOs to smooth […]
Crisis Advice from GE’s Immelt – Harvard Business Online’s HBR Editors’ Blog:
“Keep your company safe but keep building the future”
Terrific brief article from GE’s CEO Immelt about Leadership and Change he teaches his management teams. While he acknowledges that adjustment is necessary in light of current economic troubles, it doesn’t mean turning from growth.
Immelt had some final advice for leaders, which struck me as especially valuable in tough times:
Be decisive: Make decisions, including some occasions when you don’t have perfect information.