19 Revealing CEO Leadership Quotes

C-Level Strategies

Yesterday I shared with you 10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs , which were reflective of the social media conversation that we had at our most recent CEO Connection event in New York City. “Global trends favor splitting the CEO and Chairman roles.”

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What CEOs Really Say About Leadership in Private

C-Level Strategies

I’ve mentioned previously that in my role as Chief Relationship Officer for CEO Connection I have the opportunity to participate in a series of meetings five times a year at various locales around the country with our members, mid-market CEOs representing companies with an average of $1.6

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Trending Sources

The Year of C.E.O. Failures Explained (NY Times) [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

David Pogue's take on some 2011 high profile failures by tech CEOs. nytimes failure ceo leadership

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3/4 Blind CEO

The Leadership Advisor

There is a plague affecting CEOs worldwide and it’s high time we give it some quality air time. You see, the majority of CEOs (especially those of publicly held companies) are 3/4 blind. The March of Dimes is an amazing organization.

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10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs

C-Level Strategies

I’m quite fortunate to be part of the team at CEO Connection , working closely with our CEO members on a daily basis as Chief Relationship Officer. I thought you might find some of these CEO comments about social media to be both insightful and perhaps surprising. .

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The CEO’s Most Pressing People Challenges

C-Level Strategies

Lately, I’ve been sharing a number of insights and quotes with you from the most recent CEO Connection Boot Camp in New York City. I also reflected on the correlation between these two sets of quotes and how some CEOs genuinely want to engage with employees and customers.

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop rallies troops in brutally honest memo | Engadget [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

ceo communication leadershipBrutal honesty, the best leadership policy?

CEO Disease Symptoms

Coaching Tip

" CEOs often hear what they want to hear rather than what really is on the minds of their subordinates," said Mark Anderson, president of ExecuNet, that conducted a survey of 2,463 C-level respondents in December 2010. CEOs think of guiding the ship as their purview.". Rank-and-file employees often complain that CEOs don't understand what motivates them. It turns out, CEOs aren't much better at naming what motivates their "C-level" direct reports, either.

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The Number One Thing CEOs Wish They’d Done Differently

C-Level Strategies

I’m quite fortunate to be part of the team at CEO Connection , working closely with our CEO members on a daily basis. What advice do you have for CEOs who are reluctant to make talent decisions, but who know in their gut they must be made?

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The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! Kevin is CEO of i4cp. Yes, it's back to school shopping time, and this month's Carnival gives leaders and aspiring leaders a shopping cart full of leadership development supplies.

A Successful CEO’s Leadership Development Blueprint

C-Level Strategies

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the CEO of a near-billion dollar services company last week who has created a leadership development program lauded by major consulting firms as “the best ever seen&# at a major company. . By Lisa Petrilli.

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Top 10 Servant Leadership Tweeters in 2011

Modern Servant Leader

LaurieBethJones : Best-Selling author and speaker (Jesus CEO, The Path). Part of my mission is to spread servant leadership awareness. Therefore, I greatly appreciate folks on Twitter who spread servant leadership content.

Leadership Guiding Principles of a Successful CEO

C-Level Strategies

Last week I had the pleasure of introducing you, albeit anonymously by request, to a CEO who lives the word “outstanding&# each and every day. By Lisa Petrilli.

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Women CEOs and the State of Female Executives [Infographic]

Women on Business

According to Catalyst, women held just 2% of Fortune 500 CEO positions in 2011. Jump ahead to 2012 and women held a record 20 Fortune 500 CEO positions. That means only 4% of Fortune 500 CEOs are currently women. Infographics Female Executives infographic women ceo

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3 Things CEOs Should Never Lose Sight of in Social Media

C-Level Strategies

During each round one person on each team was appointed “CEO&# and was responsible for determining the overall direction and strategy for their team of eight people. Three Overarching CEO Success Principles. Wednesday, April 06, 2011 7:47:57 PM via web.

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LeadershipNow 140: September 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2011 that you might have missed: @stevefarber: Want to solve the leadership crisis? From @wallybock: A Legendary CEO for the Rest of Us.

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Introvert CEO: 3 Keys to Leadership Success

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership You’re an introvert who’s just been named CEO. You know what got you to this point successfully, but you also know that 40% of CEOs last no more than two years in office. Leadership Development Self Leadership communication Introvert Introverted CEO Introverted Leader Leadership Leadership Success The Introvert's Guide The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership vision

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What Every CEO Should Know About Talent Alignment

C-Level Strategies

I wrote a post a few months ago entitled, “ The Number One Thing CEOs Wish They’d Done Differently. &#. During the simulation teams of eight executives are assigned a CEO and COO, and then given a business challenge. FOUR PRIORITIES KEEPING CEO’S UP AT NIGHT. ~.

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Southwest Airlines 2011 Results Reflect Benefits of Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

During the financial earnings call, CEO Gary Kelly , CFO Laura Wright and Executive VP Robert (Bob) E. The CEO noted the company was not without some waste though. Question: What other businesses exemplified servant leadership in 2011?

Are You On Track For 2011?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are You On Track For 2011? You’ve had 20 days to kick off 2011 the right way.

My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

So, with the help of WordPress analytics and content judgment, here’s my list of the top ’CEO Afterlife’ blogs of 2011. The sudden, unexpected and potentially catastrophic event that threatens a business is a CEO’s greatest challenge. Why HR and the CEO Should be Joined at the Hip [link]. For as long as I can remember, the person bonded to the CEO’s hip was the CFO. Is There a CEO Afterlife?

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Corporate Leaders: What Will Be Your Epitaph? | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. by John • October 3, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Life • 0 Comments. Memo To: CEOs and Aspiring CEOs. Re: Your Epitaph as a CEO. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. May 2011.

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The Essence of Strategy (Part 2) | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. by John • October 30, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. The CEO said, “We’re in the peace-of-mind-business.” October 31, 2011 at 11:12 am. October 31, 2011 at 11:52 am. May 2011.

The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key

First Friday Book Synopsis

In a recent email update, he asks several intriguing questions: Are there CEOs anywhere in the world who want their companies to become less innovative? Bob's blog entries 3M Apple Booz & Company Buddy Media EBITDA Fscebook Google Harvard Business Review Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key Tom Stewart Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization

On Leadership and Santa Claus, CEO

Linked 2 Leadership

Have you ever run into a leader who had no daily strategy; no plan; no focus; and no idea how to approach getting organized at all? Yeah, me too… Working without a strategy is like setting sail across the Atlantic Ocean with no charts (or GPS) and no idea what your destination looks like, and [.].

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Business Proverbs and BS | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. by John • September 26, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership • 3 Comments. The CEO’s First Responsibility is to the Shareholders. I can vouch for that in the CEO afterlife; I remember people, not profits. September 28, 2011 at 8:40 am.

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Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. by John • September 12, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Strategy • 4 Comments. The sudden, unexpected and potentially catastrophic event that threatens a business is a CEO’s greatest challenge. September 13, 2011 at 3:27 am.

Leading with Character by Leading from Within

C-Level Strategies

One CEO I admire profusely for being so connected to, and honest about, his vision, values and personal character is Glen Senk of Urban Outfitters. There is no escaping the fact that when we show up for work and for our leadership roles, we bring the entirety of ourselves to the table.

The Perfect Brand Slogan | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. by John • May 23, 2011 • Branding , Marketing • 3 Comments. May 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm. May 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm. July 22, 2011 at 6:04 am. >Do Formerlife: CEO of Jacobs Suchard (Nabob, Kraft), Strategy/Branding Consultant.

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How to Sell Social Media to the CEO

C-Level Strategies

Plus 4 popular bonus classes hand-picked from our 2011 program (see descriptions below). RELATED POSTS: 10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs. Four Priorities Keeping CEOs Up at Night. Selling Social to the C-Suite, Save $200.

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Larry Page Is Leading Google To War | Business Insider [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Interesting take on "peace-time" and "war-time" ceo's/leadership. ceo leadership behavior practiceNot sure I agree but food for thought.

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8 Ways for CEOs to Tap Their Insiders

Lead Change Blog

How much time should a CEO spend interacting with company employees versus external partners? The concept of MBWA still has legs. Here’s how to capitalize on it. More than you might think, according to research conducted by the Harvard Business School faculty. There is evidence interacting with “insiders” (employees and their board of directors) is [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development connect In Search of Excellence listen MBWA

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The Essence of Strategy | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. by John • October 23, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. October 24, 2011 at 12:57 am. October 24, 2011 at 7:28 am. October 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm. October 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm. July 2011.

Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

Top CEOs recognize that they can promise and deliver, under-promise and over-deliver, or even over-promise and deliver…they just don’t dare over-promise and under-deliver. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Why Mission Statements Suck | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. by John • June 13, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Strategy • 1 Comment. CEO Howard Schultz wanted 2000 stores up and running by the new millennium. June 22, 2011 at 2:28 am. December 2011. November 2011. July 2011.

Turnarounds and the Big Play | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. by John • December 11, 2011 • Branding , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 1 Comment. December 13, 2011 at 3:50 am. Formerlife: CEO of Jacobs Suchard (Nabob, Kraft), Strategy/Branding Consultant. December 2011. November 2011.

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Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges”

C-Level Strategies

About Lisa Petrilli Twitter, LinkedIN, EMAIL Lisa Speaking Hire Lisa RSS Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges&# 02 Feb February 2, 2011 by Lisa Petrilli Last night’s #LeadershipChat on Twitter revolved around the topic of The Difficult Follower and how to lead them.

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5 Things Every CEO Should Know About Talent Alignment

Lead Change Blog

I wrote a post for this Lead Change Blog a few months ago entitled, “The Number One Thing CEOs Wish They’d Done Differently.” In that post I talked about how invariably when CEOs are asked, “What’s the one thing you wish you’d done differently when you took your role” they say, “I wish I’d moved [.] 5 Things Every CEO Should Know About Talent Alignment.

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E&Y CEO on what makes global leaders successful | FORTUNE [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Not surprising report on the benefits of diversity in leadership but definitely worth a read. leadership diversity Davos Fortune

How to Get the CEO to Listen to You

Next Level Blog

Last month, I did a customized webinar for about 70 managers in a client company on “How to Build Executive Presence.” To prep the content for the session, we asked about a dozen C suite and direct. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Personal Presence