Some leadership advice is obvious. Some of it is stuff you learned in kindergarten (please, thank you). But every so often, you’ll encounter some real–and relevant–pearls of wisdom.
When to change a company’s core products or business model because of impending industry disruption—may be the hardest decision a leader faces.
In the land of Milk and Honey, there was once a first time CEO who founded a company that he intended to become a gamechanger. And it was. The CEO did all the right things, or so he thought.
When you think of a “leader,” who do you see? Many people think of a tall white man in a suit. Long ago, I decided that I wanted to do my part in changing that image.
To help you get above the fray, I have collected the following 17 daily affirmations for leaders. They may seem simple, and they are, but they’re also very powerful.
“Pessimists spend a lifetime waiting for perfection while finding imperfections in everything. Entrepreneurs commit to something imperfect and spend their lifetime perfecting it.”
You simply cannot stop learning. As Ruth Finkelstein of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center says, “One dose of education that you get in the first 20 years of your life simply couldn’t be adequate for the next 90 years.”
People commonly think of “being focused” as filtering out distractions while concentrating on one thing. But a wealth of recent neuroscience research shows that we focus attention in many ways, for different purposes, while drawing on different neural pathways.
When it comes to social media, today’s CEOs have made a remarkable transition over the past five years. A recent analysis by my firm, Weber Shandwick, found that 80% of the chief executive officers of the world’s largest 50 companies are engaged online and on social media.