LeadershipNow 140: September 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2013 that you might have missed: When You Need a Coach : Blind Spots Are Less Obvious When Things Are Going Well from @ChiefExecGrp. Six Key Elements of Strategic Thinking for CEOs.

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LeadershipNow 140: November 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from November 2013 that you might have missed: From @TomAsacker : The Paradox of Success. When CEOs Should Let It Be from @inseadknowledge.

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LeadershipNow 140: October 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from October 2013 that you might have missed: 20 Tools for Coaching and Teaching by @edbatista. The Five Rules Every New CEO Should Follow by Roger Martin.

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LeadershipNow 140: June 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from June 2013 that you might have missed: The Gift Of Being Present by @LollyDaskal. Culture and the Chief Executive CEOs are stepping up to role as leaders of their company’s thinking and behavior.

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LeadershipNow 140: August 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2013 that you might have missed: The Future of Work Part II: 10 Tips For Professionals by @odesk. Lift Your Leadership With These Top CEO Secrets.

LeadershipNow 140: April 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from April 2013 that you might have missed: Ariens CEO outlines Seven Skills of a Lean Leader. From Fortune > Is there really such thing as a ''global CEO''?

LeadershipNow 140: February 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from February 2013 that you might have missed: From @GECoachingGroup: Do organisations limit leadership development to 'hi-potentials'? Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's work-from-home memo is childish by Emma Gilbey Keller at The Guardian.

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The Next Generation of CEOs: 10 CEO Ready Leaders

N2Growth Blog

Lots of executives aspire to become a CEO, but few actually possess the leadership chops to pull it off. As someone who earns their living as a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs, I always keep a sharp eye peeled for up and coming leaders.

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First Look: Leadership Books for July 2013

Leading Blog

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks : One CEO''s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity by August Turak. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July. The Rise of the Naked Economy : How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace by Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner. Worthless, Impossible and Stupid : How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value by Daniel Isenberg.

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CEO Term Limits: Good Soundbite — Bad Idea

N2Growth Blog

The noise around CEO term limits is loud enough, and the debate contentious enough, I felt the topic worthy of practical examination. Leadership Miscellaneous Rants ceo tenure CEO term limits how long should a ceo stay in office Mike Myatt

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The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! presents Iron Man vs. Athena for CEO - Leadership Battle of the Sexes. You''ve heard of "speed dating"? Well, here''s your monthly dose of "speed leadership development". 30 leadership bloggers in 90 minutes.

The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition! Anne Perschel , from Germane Insights, picked Dear CEO: What's Your 400 Year Business Plan? Expect to hear much more from her in 2013.". picked Happy New Year: Holiday Challenge for 2013.

2013 eBoardmember Independent Director e-Publication is Now Available

Women on Business

The 2013 eBoardmember Independent Director Catalog , which was discussed on Women on Business last month, has been released, and it includes profiles of qualified director candidates.

21 Entrepreneurs Explain Why 2013 Is the Year to Start a Business

Women on Business

Now, it’s time to take that question to the next step and ask if 2013 is the year you should start a business. ” – Beth Gilfeather, CEO and Founder, Seven Step Recruiting. 2013 is the year to make it happen.” ” – Deborah Sweeney, CEO, MyCorporation.

CEOs and leaders: Are you rewarding rabbit tricks?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in SmartBlog for Leadership [link] Listening to the CEO of the $500m manufacturing firm describe the exploits of his operations vice president was fascinating: “Louis was incredible … again.

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5 Ways CEOs Can Build an Ethical Culture

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton CEOs are in a unique position to make ethics a priority through their everyday actions, but simply modeling ethics isn''t nearly enough. Here is a starting list of 5 actions CEOs can take that move organizations toward an ethical culture. Ethical Organization ethical culture ethical leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership development ethical leadership in a global society

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The Silent CEO Addiction Killing Productivity And Talent Development

N2Growth Blog

The fact is most CEOs suffer from this very dangerous addiction and they don’t even know it – they are clearly in need of an intervention. Just as addicts are in constant search of a quick fix, misguided CEOs are in search of a perceived easy solution.

Why Uncontrollable Factors are Norm to Great CEOs

In the CEO Afterlife

So, why do 21 st century CEOs continue to struggle in their roles as leaders of a business enterprise? Consider this: The Conference Board reports that the average tenure of a CEO in America is 8.4 In judging CEO performance, there is no place for the uncontrollable factor.

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The Worst CEOs of 2012: What did we Learn?

Great Leadership By Dan

This post first appeared 1/24/2013 on SmartBlog on Leadership : The year 2013 has begun, and with it a new year of scrutinizing CEO performance. The Bloomberg Businessweek Worst CEOs of 2012. Forbes the Worst CEO Screw-ups of 2012. Aubrey McClendon, CEO, Chesapeake Energy, made the top of the list, although it’s not ranked. Herb Greenberg’s Worst CEO of 2012 (CNBC). Valuewalk’s Worst CEOs of 2012. Motley Fool’s Worst CEO of 2012.

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How to Make Being a CEO Work for You

Women on Business

As a CEO you have a host of demands on your time and you have to marry those demands with the expectations of contract requirements. Learning how to work and operate your business and most importantly yourself more efficiently, makes you not only a better CEO but a better business.

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Women Leadership Changes in 2013

Coaching Tip

General Motors named Mary Barra to be the next chief executive officer (CEO). Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, December 19, 2013. It’s hard to believe that at the end of 2013 we still see more than a few all-male corporate boards and leadership teams.” Lang , President & CEO, Catalyst. Catalyst Take on Women Leaders in 2013. The First Woman CEO at GM? . Janet Yellen is lined up to run the Federal Reserve.

Why Your CEO Just Doesn’t Get It

N2Growth Blog

The problem is most people don’t know what to look for in a leader, and according to a recent study by Chief Executive magazine many CEOs don’t seem to know what to look for either. By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth. This column was originally published on Forbes.com.

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Why Great CEOs Embrace the Uncontrollable


So, why do 21 st century CEOs continue to struggle in their roles as leaders of a business enterprise? Consider this: The Conference Board reports that the average tenure of a CEO in America is 8.4 In judging CEO performance, there is no place for the uncontrollable factor.

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Four Tips for Talking with the CEO

Next Level Blog

Does the thought of a brief conversation with the top executive in your organization stir up the butterflies in your stomach? If it does, you’re not alone. It’s basically a form of corporate stage fright that lots of people experience. Click headline to continue.

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Hackers and Hummingbirds: Leadership Lessons from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Terry Starbucker

I recently read “ Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg ” by Ekaterina Walter (I received an advance copy). Facebook is a company where ideas turn into products whether you are an intern or the CEO himself.

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Outrageous CEO Salaries – It Could Be Even Worse!

Women on Business

Leadership business inequality ceo compensation ceo salaries executive compensation We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

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How the CEO of Zappos Solves Problems

Leadership Freak

Your worst problem is believing you know the problem, when you don’t. The next is solving it. Procter & Gamble set out to design new soap for cleaning floors. It’s a challenge because strong soap cleans dirt but it also strips finishes and irritates skin. After years of failed attempts, P&G came up with the [.]. Failure Interview Leading Questions

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A CEO’s Guide to Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

The biggest differentiator of companies that excel in leadership development is the commitment and ownership of the CEO or top executive.” — Dan McCarthy. It’s easy for a “chicken” CEO to just pay lip service to leadership development. So when it comes to leadership development, what’s the difference between a CEO that is just “involved” and one that is really committed ? Here are 10 things that I believe would give any CEO the best return on their time invested.

The 7 Most Popular Leadership and Communication Blog Posts of 2013


I’ve reviewed our blog posts from 2013, and I love seeing which topics and interests resonated with you. Here are the top 7 most popular blog posts of 2013, counting down from number 7: Number 7: 8 Tips for Leadership When Communicating During Tough Times.

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The CEO Code

CEO Blog

I read a book by David Rohlander - The CEO Code - Create a Great Company and Inspire People to Greatness with Practical Advice from an Experienced Executive. I liked that the first section was on communication - clearly one of the key CEO needs. The title says it all. Rohlander is a highly experienced executive with lots of great gems. It was further broken into sections on trust, respect, understanding, empathy and resolution. Each chapter elaborates and delves into those topics.

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Succession Planning: Not Just for Older Leaders

N2Growth Blog

billion as of March 2013 (per Forbes Magazine.) According to The Conference Board, CEO tenure has decreased to an average of 8.4 It is clear once again that planned CEO succession is necessary. By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. But many of the trends are picking up speed now and should become even more pronounced in 2013. companies have a woman CEO versus 9% globally.

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Where J.C. Penney And Ron Johnson Went Wrong

N2Growth Blog

This describes Ron Johnson’s role as head of Apple’s retail operation prior to assuming the CEO role at J.C. Penney’s opted for star power, when what they should have done was hire a CEO with proven turnaround experience. Succession matters – especially CEO successions.

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How Retro – Yahoo CEO Elminates Working Remotely

Survive Your Promotion

So why did Yahoo’s new CEO just turn the clock back to 1985 and require all of their employees to come into the office ? It’s 2013. High tech companies are supposed to be at the leading edge right? I can think of a few reasons – what do you think? Workforce Reduction – Don’t like the new policy? Now Yahoo doesn’t have to give you a severance package which could add up to big savings and minimize bad press about layoffs.

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I Don’t Butt Heads with the CEO of Zappos

Leadership Freak

Image source by Hana Muchova' Many CEO’s are told what they want to hear, rather than what team members really think. I asked Jamie Naughton, Speaker of the House for Zappos, to talk about a time when she butted heads with her famous CEO, [.]. That’s a foolish way to avoid butting heads with the boss. Communication Conflict resolution Decisions Leading Trust Values Culture Leadership Development organizational success

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The Butler CEO: Leading by Serving


[Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Terry Bright. To find out about writing guest content for LDRLB, check out our submission guidelines.]. After watching a few hours of TV, it’s easy to spot our culture’s image of an ideal leader.

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AOL CEO Fires Employee During Call Intended to Boost Morale


Still worse, by the CEO. According to Business Insider, last week AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong told Wall Street they’re cutting Patch – AOL’s local news network – websites from 900 to 600. Want more on CEOs? Checkout our CEO communication critique column, Hit or Miss''ive, today

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Beyond Typical S.M.A.R.T Goals in 2013

Leadership Freak

The former CEO of Southwest Airlines, Jim Parker, told me, “Don’t set artificial goals for yourself.” Begin with noble ends: Leadership is about people. Set people goals. Production and profitability are useful and necessary but never enough. Increasing profits by 6% is important but not noble. Two questions beyond artificial: How do you want to [.]. Goals Leadership quotes Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Development

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An Opportunity: Startup Weekend Ahmedabad 2013


The event is scheduled from 1 st to 3 rd March 2013 at IIM – Ahmedabad. A statistic by CEO of Startup Weekend says that 58% of teams had a working beta at the end of the weekend. Most people have bright ideas and they stop at that.

Why Marissa Mayer Will Fail At Yahoo

N2Growth Blog

Marissa Mayer is a case study in what NOT to do as a new CEO. Being a new CEO of a struggling enterprise is a challenge for any leader, but it’s also not a role every leader is ready for – shame on Yahoo’s board for botching the selection process – again.

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Survey: What CEOs Need & Want from Coaching

Tony Mayo

CEOs and their Boards agree. –What CEOs Really Want from Coaching Gretchen Gavett Harvard Business Review. Executives need coaching on delegation, listening, and conflict resolution. Are you ready to get to work on these aspects of your job? For Executives Conversation Listening Micro-Managers

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March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Welcome to the March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! As a bonus, Jennifer includes an infographic of a 2013 survey by The Institute for Corporate Productivity that demonstrates how critical of an issue change is for today’s organizations.

Could Your Next CEO Come from Any Department?

Modern Servant Leader

In Good to Great, Jim Collins explains the best CEOs are not external hires, but brought up through internal development. So the next time you think about your future CEO, ask yourself, could this person come from any division? Question: Could your next CEO come from any department? Servant Leadership "Future Leader" "Organizational Development" "People Development" "Succession Planning" CEO DepartmentHow do you view each department in your organization?

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