There are certain central truths of leadership that remain timeless. Yet, conventional wisdom doesn’t always carry forward to modern times.
Great companies understand that joy is the highest form of productivity and that profit is just a bonus byproduct.
“Where is the spiritual value in rowing? The losing of self entirely to the cooperative effort of the crew.” — George Yeoman Pocock, boatbuilder, 1936 Olympic gold medal winner
Seth Godin wears many hats: serial entrepreneur, prolific author, beloved blogger and inspirational speaker.
Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency.
In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of whether the boss is a “great” leader or not.
Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed.
Since becoming CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has led LinkedIn to become a network of 364 million registered users with offices in 30 countries and a market cap of $US26 billion.
To be a leader is an easy job. You only have to know something that most successful leaders know. I made a list with some useful tips. Here they are:
Team development and growth is critical to every business and retaining top talent is more important than ever. However, a great compensation package alone will not ensure a talented worker stays in the fold.