From CEO to Novelist: A Case Study of Radical Career Change

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The post From CEO to Novelist: A Case Study of Radical Career Change appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Author Interviews & Book Reviews Career career career mobility career path John Bell personal disruption The circumstantial enemy

The CEO Next Door

Coaching Tip

THE CEO NEXT DOOR is based on an in-depth analysis of over 2,600 leaders drawn from a database of more than 17,00O CEO's and C-suite executives. CEO's are destined for greatness from an early age but 70% of CEO's didn't set out to become CEO's early in life. . Only 7% graduated from an Ivy League college and 8% of CEO's (in the sample) didn't even complete college.

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CEO Next Door Book Reveals Four Key Behaviors Of Successful CEOs And Busts CEO Myths

Eric Jacobson

The CEO Next Door is the new book that offers career advice for everyone who aspires to rise in their organization and achieve their full potential. The results of the research burst several myths surrounding CEOs. CEO Myth vs. Reality Only Ivy Leaguers need apply.

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CEO of Your Own Career


Her passion is to forward the careers, leadership and lives of great talent. Guest speaker Julie Maloney is an author, speaker, trainer and coach. She makes them successful in the jobs they have and ready for their bigger acts to follow. Her book The Blue Jean Manifesto: Making a Living in a Job-less World

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Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

What other elements do you feel play a key role in defining you as CEO material? The post Developing The CEO Within You. You’re moving on up.

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The Path to Become a CEO [Infographic]

Women on Business

The path to reach the coveted leadership position as CEO of a Fortune 500 company is usually a long one. Unfortunately, statistics show that that far more men land the CEO title than women. What does it take to become a CEO? 77% of S&P 500 CEOs are appointed internally.

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Why Every CEO Needs a Leadership Coach

Coaching Tip

Every Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is "on the stage" the majority of his or her work life but needs pre-performance quiet and confidential time to be creative, bounce their ideas off someone in a safe environment, and explore the unintended consequences of their future actions. Engaging in a personal coaching conversation is a refreshing opportunity where the CEO can be completely open and creative in a confidential and safe place.

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5 Things I Learned Writing a Novel That I Wish I’d Known as a CEO

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Two days ago I published an interview with John Bell, former CEO of Nabob (acquired by Kraft) and recently published novelist, about his radical career change. Guest Post Leadership CEO John Bell Kraft Nabob The circumstantial enemy

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8 Ways to Refresh Your Career in the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

8 Ways to Refresh Your Career in the New Year. The new year is the perfect time to step back and take some tangible actions to invest in your career. How would your career (and life) improve if this were the year you got past it? Career & Learning 2016 career career plannin

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How to Become a Stay-at-Home CEO

Women on Business

Reader Submission career goals Women Business Owners women entrepreneur work-life balanceWe'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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The Cure for CEO Disease

Coaching Tip

General Motors CEO Mary Barra acknowledged as much in testimony on Capitol Hill this week as congressional investigators sought to find out exactly when GM executives knew that faulty ignition switches in some cars were linked to fatal accidents. "I CEO disease" is a term used to describe the isolation that envelops a leader when subordinates become reluctant to disclose bad news or worst-case scenarios that might trigger a shoot-the-messenger response. The First Woman CEO at GM?

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Executive Coach Helps Marketing CEO With Career Next Steps

Tony Mayo

Tony and I met as I was assessing multiple career opportunities. I appreciated the clarity our conversation brought to my decision making. –Jean Rosauer Founder Fuel Growth Group Share it! Client Comments

Development Program Offered for Veterans Working on Their “Career 2.0”

Strategy Driven

military will transition into civilian careers. The pro bono program is designed to guide successful transitions from military to civilian careers and is open to veterans of any rank who separated from military service in the last two years or who will transition in the next 12 months.

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How to Be an Effective CEO.

Rich Gee Group

It’s quite simple - unfortunately, there are many critics, books, and know-it-all’s out there trying to ‘complexify’ (my word) the basic responsibilities of a CEO or C-Level executive. The post How to Be an Effective CEO.

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Are You an Accidental Soul-Sucking CEO?

Joseph Lalonde

For the last 20 years, and all around the world, we CEOs have invested untold millions into the question: “What does it take to have an engaged workplace culture?” It Lands On the CEO’s Door Step. How to Be a Soul-Sucking CEO. Garry is the CEO of the WD-40 Company.

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The CEO of PayPal on Giving Credit

Leadership Freak

“This idea of the power of giving credit to others — as opposed to your own individual accomplishment — has shaped my entire career. Most people don’t really think about that. They mostly… Continue reading → Appreciation Gratitude Influence Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

Some of today's top CEOs were history, political science, sociology, chinese and music majors in college. History, philosophy, sociology, or any liberal arts degree will not prevent me from pursuing a career in business.

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How to Survive a Meeting with the CEO

Great Leadership By Dan

Most employees NEVER get to have a meeting with the CEO of their company. After all, exposure is a double-edged sword, and many CEOs and senior executives have short attention spans but long memories. Learn everything you can about your CEO ahead of time.

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8 Steps to Super Charge Your Career!

Marshall Goldsmith

The one thing you need to have a super-charged career today is – drum roll please – an executive coach. Thirty years ago, no CEO or executive would admit to having a coach. Today, many CEOs share their experience with the world. For instance 27 CEOs endorsed my book Triggers.

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Hey CEO, Are You Killing Yourself At Work?

Rich Gee Group

you’re the CEO (or the President, CFO, CMO, CIO, you get the idea). The post Hey CEO, Are You Killing Yourself At Work? You work hard. You come in early, stay late, and work over the weekends. Of course. You constantly think about work, even in your sleep.

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Which will get you Promoted to CEO: Nasty or Nice?

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's the complete 8/28 press release: New PDI Ninth House Pulse on Leaders research pinpoints personality traits that can both help and hinder one’s advancement through leadership levels, and uncovers stark differences between key traits for business unit leaders and CEOs.

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What Millennials Told CEOs They Want from Leaders

C-Level Strategies

Ever wonder what Millennials would tell CEOs if they had the chance? Well, at our most recent CEO Connection Forum in LA we asked a group of students from USC’s Marshall School of Business to do just that. They want jobs that build their resumes and further their careers quickly.

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From CEO to Novelist: Not without Perseverance

In the CEO Afterlife

When my business book Do Less Better was published, I had the pleasure of meeting National Post journalist Peter Kuitenbrouwer who interviewed me about the challenges facing an ex-CEO hell-bent on finding a publisher for his historical fiction manuscript.

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From CEO to Novelist: Not without Perseverance

In the CEO Afterlife

When my business book Do Less Better was published, I had the pleasure of meeting National Post journalist Peter Kuitenbrouwer who interviewed me about the challenges facing an ex-CEO hell-bent on finding a publisher for his historical fiction manuscript.

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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.

Leveraging Down for CEOs | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Think of any top performing CEO and you’ll find that to the one, they possess an uncanny ability to focus on highest and best use activities. To this day I’m amazed at how many CEOs still own tasks, roles, projects, and responsibilities that should be delegated to others.

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The CEO “X Factor:” Do You Have It?

C-Level Strategies

I’m privileged to be one of the coaches for this program, and during a recent program at a Fortune 500 company a participant asked me, “What do I need to focus on to become CEO? What do the CEOs that you work with at CEO Connection all have in common?”

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CEOs work to keep key employees

Coaching Tip

CEOs of major U.S. Why aren't more CEOs worried about retention now? Among Fortune 500 CEOs, the intent to put people as a key item is high. Chief executives should act now to prevent defections of key employees next year, says veteran management adviser Ram Charan.

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Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on July 7th, 2010 by admin in Leadership , Operations & Strategy , Rants By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I have read some interesting articles and blog posts of late on the subject of CEO term limits, and felt this topic worthy of discussion.

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How Safe Is Your Career Today?

Rich Gee Group

Today, work is weird, complex, and ever-changing — but you have the talent and tools to take advantage of this situation and grow your career. Past and present contacts, colleagues and friends are the lifeblood of any career (“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”).

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

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. Memo To: CEOs and Aspiring CEOs. Re: Your Epitaph as a CEO. Over his highly successful career, Mr. Bighead created hundreds of millions in shareholder value by acquiring, downsizing and selling companies. Main menu Home.

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Former Fortune 500 CEO Tells his Story

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Career Don Hastings Executive Officer human beings mass exodus readingDonald F. Hastings has been retired for some years and has the luxury of time: like spending it reading about and/or watching world events. . He cringes at the latest embarrassing scandal in Washington, D.C. or laments the fact that manufacturing has made a mass exodus overseas. When this occurs, he wants to dive into the nearest phone booth, don his cape and tights, and do something.

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Q&A With Millennial CEO And Book Author Rick Lindquist

Eric Jacobson

Lindquist, in his 30's, is the President and CEO of Zane Benefits, Inc. Q&A with Rick Lindquist, President and CEO of Zane Benefits, Inc. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a CEO in your early 30's? How important have mentors been to your career?

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Build a Brand – Not Just a Career

Women on Business

” How about the 37-year-old woman, pregnant with her first child, named the new CEO of a $5 billion company that last year had net profits of $1 billion. With Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo appointment, there are now 20 female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

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Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by admin in Leadership , Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? CEO…that title sounds good doesn’t it? What does a CEO really do anyway? In today’s post I’ll assess what it takes to be an effective CEO and you can decide for yourself if you have what it takes to get the job done.

3 Big Mistakes That CEOs Must Fix To Inspire Employees

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by CEO Ben Decker. At the CEO level, these white lies run rampant. After years of working with business leaders, the fact is most CEOs are not inspiring. In fact, this is the #1 area for CEOs to improve.

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Resolve to Improve Your Company or Career in 2016!

Strategy Driven

The start of a calendar year is usually a great time for evaluating the leadership and growth of your organization, and ways to take your own career or company to the next level. If your personal brand is authentically focused on your career aspirations, then the right people will think of YOU when the right opportunity arises. Once you get into a career, you might think you can sigh with relief. Learning is a lifelong task in every part of our careers.

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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. Holds one-on-one meetings with each leader in his LDP program to discuss their Career Development Plan (CDP). By Lisa Petrilli.

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5 Strategies To Go From CXO/CEO/ COO/CFO to Successful Entrepreneur

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Change Management Self Leadership Value Creation Are you a corporate refugee or executive in transition who thought the grass was greener on the entrepreneurial side of the fence, only to find out it wasn’t as easy as you expected?

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The Importance of Succession Planning and Talent Management: A CEO’s Perspective

Great Leadership By Dan

CEO’s don’t only get fired for poor performance, and you can usually see it coming, thus providing ample opportunity to consider succession choices. Failure to have a CEO succession plan is nothing short of dereliction of duty.

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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CEO’s & Executives – 10 Questions To Address Before You Take Your Next Career Step

Michael VanBruaene

Also see my CEO/EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT AND ORGANIZATION IMPROVEMENT SERVICES. What do I enjoy and want, rather than what do I “not like”, e.g. work environment, type of organization/company, and work performed? Can I make a difference and be successful? What are my strengths and how can I continue to develop and take advantage of them? In considering a specific position or organization will my key fellow employees have strengths that balance my weaknesses?

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