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“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.” — Martina Navratilova
“The biggest differentiator of companies that excel in leadership development is the commitment and ownership of the CEO or top executive.” — Dan McCarthy
Don’t you hate it when people quote themselves?
It’s easy for a “chicken” CEO to just pay lip service to leadership development.[…] Continue Reading »
The year 2013 has begun, and with it a new year of scrutinizing CEO performance. It’s worth taking one last look at 2012′s poor performers to see what we can learn for this year.
In case you haven’t seen one yet, here’s a compilation of the 2012 lists:
Sydney Finkelstein, a professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, has been doing his list for three years now.[…] Continue Reading »
Listening to the CEO of the $500m manufacturing firm describe the exploits of his operations vice president was fascinating:
“Louis was incredible … again. When the product defect was discovered, he told his team to do whatever was needed to fix it. After two weeks of all-hands-on-deck work, Louis got the glitch fixed and we only lost two mid-size accounts.[…] Continue Reading »
What is the first question you are asked when you meet someone at a business or social function? “Hi, my name is …. What do you do?”
If you are the VP, CEO or have another prestigious title, the answer comes automatically and easily often with a tone of pride in your voice. Let’s dissect the conversation for a moment and notice you aren’t really answering the question in the way it’s being asked.[…] Continue Reading »