What many of these leaders haven’t discovered is that humility is an underrated and powerful leadership trait.
One thing I noticed about Mr. Shkreli was the amazing lack of self-awareness he demonstrated when dealing with the media. I’ve found that this is a trait that most people who behave badly have in common.
The reality is that, although tales of sexist behavior run rampant in Silicon Valley, the nearby access to high-profile venture capital firms and top tech talent makes it a good place for new firms–no matter if they’re led by men or women.
In his study of newly transitioned leaders, 69 percent felt unprepared for their new roles, Ron Carucci, co-founder of leadership training firm Navalent, writes in Harvard Business Review.
In a brilliant talk delivered to the Gel conference in 2006, Seth Godin spoke about the fundamental reasons behind what’s broken in the world.
The job description for CEOs is simple on paper. Lead your company to success. But, as any CEO will tell you, it’s anything but simple.
The fearless leader fallacy harkens back to the “great man” theory of leadership, which portrayed effective leaders as those who charge fearlessly into the melee to save the day.
Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize [winner] in economics, once wrote: “Productivity is not everything, but in the long run, it is almost everything.”
In business, it’s often the self-promoters who command attention. They think of themselves as ‘self-made success stories’-proud of what they’ve built on their own.