Thomas grew up in Georgia, the son of a self-taught electrician and a secretary. He credits his parents and humble background for shaping his work ethic and values, qualities that helped him work his way up to the chief executive position of Rapid7, a corporate network security company that serves nearly half of the Fortune 1000. It makes for greater communication, because it helps managers and others deliver feedback in a constructive way.
During his tenure, he helped grow the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He now dedicates a large part of his time to the development and education of future leaders and has been a longtime advocate of Servant Leadership. Behar was asked by Fox how more companies are able to create workplaces where employees’ voices matter and people thrive.
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Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for entrepreneurs, and a crucial one for employees. But, why is this quality important, and how can you tell if you have it?
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Data scientists and financial analysts, examined a sample of 930 of those CEOs to come up with the traits and patterns that most predicted which ones became a CEO
You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specifics of what they do that makes their leadership so effective.
In light of several high-profile public incidents in which brands came under fire (United Airlines and Pepsi, for example), the author highlights three basic realities businesses are facing. First, now that everyone has a cell phone camera and access to social media, the speed of shame is as fast (and as ruthless) as the internet.
When it comes to culture, every problem begins and ends in the executive suite. Go ahead and draft corporate values. Design pretty posters and put them up on every wall.
Successful leaders are the power and intellect behind their organizations. They are the visionaries charged with steering their brand around pitfalls.