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. Worse, it prevents people with CEO potential from leading companies.

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Social Media for CEOs

N2Growth Blog

Nary a week passes where I don’t hear from a CEO who’s grappling with this social media conundrum: should I, or shouldn’t I? We have a social media practice at N2growth, I use social media, and all of the CEOs I coach are participating at some level in social media.

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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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Living the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Those who follow my blog have an idea of how I’m spending my time as a retired CEO. Bottom line, I love the challenges of my CEO afterlife and I’m every bit as goal-oriented as I was thirty years ago. Think about these personal and behavioral characteristics of the stereotypical CEO.

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CEOs Reading in 2017

Execupundit

A list from McKinsey & Company of what CEOs were reading in 2017. And here is a list of inspirational books recommended by several CEOs

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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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How to Prevent CEO Disease

Coaching Tip

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. However, that is beginning to change as c-level executives seek a cure for "CEO Disease" by participating in interactive conversations through their personal blogs. . They humanize the Web and keep CEOs in touch with what’s going on out in the world. .

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Product Manager as CEO

Lead on Purpose

Many product managers have begun their tenure with an up-and-coming company by hearing the phrase, “We want you to be the CEO of the product.” While many have argued the validity of this statement, it is something that every product … Continue reading → Product Management Uncategorized #prodmgmt capital CEO resources success

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Do CEOs Need a College Degree?

Linked 2 Leadership

The post Do CEOs Need a College Degree? Authentic Leadership Future Leadership Issues Professional Development ceo diploma leadership MBAMany employment pundits would have you believe that a college diploma is necessary to becoming a chief executive officer in the United States.

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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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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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3 Skills That Set Successful CEOs Apart

Lead Change Blog

There are three competencies that are necessary to have if a CEO is to be successful. A CEO clearly needs to be good at the many competencies that all good leaders need, but these three aren’t quite as critical for leaders at other levels. Effective CEOs are master storytellers.

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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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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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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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Outrageous CEO Compensation by the Numbers [Infographic]

Women on Business

Infographics business inequality ceo compensation ceo pay ceo salaries infographic pay inequality 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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Under-Whelming Advice from a former CEO of Southwest Airlines

Leadership Freak

He was the CEO of Southwest Airlines during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. I’m still grappling with Jim Parker’s advice. Jim said, “I don’t think I smiled for two years.” When… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Development

CEO Skill Set: Getting Board Buy-In

Women on Business

Board of Directors board of directors ceo skills Leadership women on boards 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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What the CEO of Microsoft Pursues that Average Leaders Neglect

Leadership Freak

Empathy: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, pursues empathy. The difference between average leaders and exceptional leadership is heart. Heartless leaders are deformed beasts that excuse abuse in the name of results. His pursuit… Continue reading → Personal Growth Courage Leadership Development Leadership Culture leadership success

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3 Ingredients of a CEO

Dave Bratcher

Have you ever wondered what to look for in a Chief Executive Officer (CEO)? A strong CEO doesn’t have to be the expert. Servant – A CEO does not exist to be served, but to serve. . A CEO does not exist to be served, but to serve.

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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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Critical Roles of the (Ethical) CEO

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton There have been many stories about unethical CEOs in the news, but not as many about the good ones. That''s a shame, because the ethical CEO is a positive powerhouse - devoted to serving employees, customers, and communities. I thought it would be helpful to describe some of the critical functions of the ethical CEO that enable organizational success.

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Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask

Great Leadership By Dan

Read John’s guest post Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask over at About.com Leadership and Management. accountability alignment CEOs goals John ManningAccording to John Manning , “there are Five Vital Questions you can ask to get razor-sharp clarity around your organization’s productivity.

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Who is the 21st Century CEO?

In the CEO Afterlife

Great CEOs will deal with the challenges of these ever-changing environments and continue to lead the march forward with compelling visions, insightful strategies and flawless execution.

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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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5 Leadership Secrets to Being a Successful CEO

C-Level Strategies

As a member of the CEO Connection team, I have the opportunity to attend CEO Boot Camps with our members several times a year, the most recent event having occurred here in Chicago last week. You Have to Want to be CEO. It is all about CEOs helping CEOs.

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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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Are Great CEOs Always Great Leaders?

In the CEO Afterlife

In my mind, the best CEOs are usually the ones who are in a race to the future – they’re obsessed with defining the future because they can’t stomach the thought of reacting to a future created by their competitors. That established Steve Jobs as the greatest CEO of our time.

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The CEO’s 2013 Leadership Pledge

C-Level Strategies

Having read my recent post, “The Introvert’s 2013 Business and Leadership Success Pledge,” a colleague asked me to write something similar specifically focusing on CEOs.

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Newswire: 3 Leadership Lessons from Mars, Inc.’s CEO Grant Reid

Leading Blog

Mars CEO and President Grant Reid believes in self-development and having a healthy curiosity in order to be agile and to stay relevant. Mars, Inc. is more than a candy company. They produce pet care products, coffees and teas, and other food and nutrition products.

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Books: CEO Favorites

Execupundit

The favorite books of 22 top CEOs

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Secrets for Successful Start up CEOs

CEO Blog

A start up CEO needs a different skill set than a growth CEO or a steady state CEO. Some CEOs imagine they will raise cash or make sales but they do not do the work to make it happen. CEOs who succeed do the work. I see many start up CEOs fail because they think they know it all. Many start up CEOs like the title but not the work it takes to build a company. In most respects it is a harder role. Recently I was asked for advice.

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Four Priorities Keeping CEOs Up at Night

C-Level Strategies

I had the sincere pleasure this past week of attending the CEO Connection Spring Forum, Dinner and CEO Boot Camp in New York City. At the Boot Camp, an intimate group of CEOs “lay everything on the table.&# What’s On a CEO’s Mind Today?

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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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The World of the 21st Century CEO

In the CEO Afterlife

Last week I identified the successful 21 st century CEO as someone who is constantly thinking about the future. At this point I will gaze into my crystal ball and prophesize the environments in which 21 st century CEOs will operate, a decade from now. CEOs will be time-starved.

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CEOs On Average Have the Lowest EQ

Leadership Freak

CEOs, on average, have the lowest EQ scores in the workplace.” However, CEOs with the highest EQ scores outperform their low EQ colleagues. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 4 ways to elevate EQ for… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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5 Things I Learned Writing A Novel That I Wished I Knew When I was a CEO

In the CEO Afterlife

Along the way I faced several hazards and setbacks, and had I not summoned the traits that helped me succeed as a CEO, The Circumstantial Enemy would never have come to fruition. What had I learned from writing a novel that I wished I’d known as a CEO?

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L2L: Which Tech CEOs Are Most Charitable

Linked 2 Leadership

Infographic L2L: Which Tech CEOs Are Most Charitable In this season of giving, let’s take a look at some of the top tech CEOs and their giving habits. Authentic Leadership Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Servant Leadership CEOs giving leadership Infographic Source: WhoIsHostingThis.comFiled […].

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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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How Will CEO’s of the Future be Different from CEO’s of Today?

Lead Change Blog

Today’s top CEO’s are not active in social media? If the predictions about the CEO of the future are accurate, then what are the implications for all leaders at every level for the future – how will we/they need to change, too?

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See the Big Picture to Succeed as a CEO

Great Leadership By Dan

Summer Sanders CEOs must see the upcoming organizational challenges from multiple perspectives with a big picture. The visionary CEOs like Richard Branson, Warren Buffett and Lou Gerstner have an innate ability to see the big picture. He is the legendary chairman and CEO of the biggest shareholder company—Berkshire Hathaway headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. CEOs M.S.Rao strategic thinking Warren BuffettGuest post from Professor M.S.Rao , Ph.D.: “To

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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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