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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Optimism and Insights from Mid-Market CEOs about Business Growth

C-Level Strategies

As Chief Relationship Officer for CEO Connection I receive the results of our monthly Mid-Market Index, “A monthly poll designed to determine and regularly represent the thoughts, issues, and levels of confidence of CEOs of mid-size companies with $100 million to $5 billion in revenues.”

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A CEO’s Unintended Consequence of Joining LinkedIn

C-Level Strategies

During a recent conversation with one of my CEO clients at CEO Connection , the topic moved to our private LinkedIn group and how he could use it to discuss some of his challenges with fellow members. ” Everything communicates, particularly when you’re the CEO.

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New Survey of CEOs Reveals How They’re Using Social Media

C-Level Strategies

CEO Connection , for which I serve as Chief Relationship Officer, just released the results of its June Mid-Market Index (for companies with revenues of $100 million to $3 billion) focused on the use of Social Media. Would you say your perspective is similar to these mid-market CEOs?

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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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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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Will Aetna CEO Transform Healthcare (and CEO Leadership While He’s at it)?

Michael Lee Stallard

At the 2015 World Business Forum in New York City, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini laid out the most important vision at the conference: a vision to save healthcare. Bertolini’s dedication to the cause of reforming healthcare and actions as CEO make him a clear example of a servant leader.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Active Social Media Engagement Start with the CEO?

C-Level Strategies

Last week I shared with you a series of CEO quotes that came from the most recent CEO Connection Boot Camp in New York City. They come from the very same, small group of CEOs. The CEO Becomes the Rock Star. ” Now, let’s put CEOs in the Rock Stars shoes.

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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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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. USC Marshall School Students.

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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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7 CEO Success Tips – How To Be A Better Leader

N2Growth Blog

When similar journeys are decided on by leaders in the driver’s seat of their organizations, the challenge to accomplish such a task means that CEOs must be able to navigate their way around the VUCA minefields (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) and instruct their senior teams how to do the same. They are the 7 CEO success tips to use for your executive teams, offering a new approach to successful completion when starting out on a journey to success. By Damian D.

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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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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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Why Every Fortune 1000 CEO “Needs a Therapist”

Lead Change Blog

The leading futurist in this field concluded his recommendations by saying, “I believe that every CEO should be assigned a therapist when they take the job.”. In fact, the opposite may happen: the CEO could be the roadblock to the whole transformative process.

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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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What CEOs Really Think About Values and Culture

C-Level Strategies

In my role as Chief Relationship Officer for CEO Connection I had the opportunity to sit down recently with a few of our member-CEOs for a conversation about their views on corporate values, purpose and culture. RELATED POSTS: The CEO’s Most Pressing People Challenges.

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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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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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Self-promotion v. corporate branding: a dilemma for women CEOs?

Strategy Driven

In today’s media-saturated business world, a company’s image is inextricably linked to the reputation of the CEO. And there are any number of other high-profile male CEOs, who are recognized as industry leaders. How many similarly high-profile women CEOs are there?

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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 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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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.

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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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. And if you’re still not convinced, just remember, the CEO of Goldman Sachs is a government major.

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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?

How a Lean CEO Thinks and Why You Should Too

Leading Blog

The Lean CEO by Jacon Stoller gets to the thinking behind why Lean management works. Because Lean creates a continuous improvement environment where all employees are asked for input on decisions, the Lean journey allows the CEO to naturally evolve from reactive day-to-day decision maker to proactive teacher, coach, and strategist.”. Stoller begins The Lean CEO with an exceptional survey of how we got to be so wasteful.

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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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