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“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” — Jack Welch
The message didn’t really fit directly with the lesson that the professor was delivering. Perhaps that’s why I remember it most clearly from everything that he taught during that entire course.[…] Continue Reading »
Most managers are rationale, logical, practical problem solvers when they first get promoted. Then, through organizational conditioning, they learn to play silly games. They are like the frog in a pan of boiling water. The change is so gradual, these silly games eventually begin to feel like “real world management.”
How many of these silly management games do you play?[…] Continue Reading »
Q. What is one bad management practice nearly all entrepreneurs are guilty of at one point?
The Young Entrepreneur Council is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.[…] Continue Reading »
Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of facilitating a discussion for a webinar for alumni of Georgetown University titled, “Conversations are the Work of a Leader.”
In spite of my limitations as a presenter, there was a lot of appreciative feedback about the messages conveyed: that as senior managers and leaders we need to be connected with our people, and not just through e-mail, newsletters and town hall meetings.[…] Continue Reading »
Leadership IQ recently released a study called “Optimal Hours with the Boss.” It’s an insightful report based upon research conducted earlier this year with more than 30,000 executives, managers, and employees in North America.
The results have understandably made news. The findings are profound:
“The median time people spend interacting with their leader is 3 hours. But 3 hours spent per week interacting with one’s leader is not enough.[…] Continue Reading »