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Solving the Founder-CEO Dilemma | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine

Solving the Founder-CEO Dilemma | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
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Four Pillars Of Leadership

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Listening to CEOs and other senior leaders talk about building businesses is always a privilege.
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Leading Change: Why Do Many Leaders Struggle to Create a Vision

Leading Change: Why Do Many Leaders Struggle to Create a Vision | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
In today’s business reality the level of complexity and the increased rate of change cause challenges for many leaders. Motivating people to change direction, building new strategies, transforming ...

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Yersterday at a conference I heard the following defintion of leadership:  "The ability to communicate a compelling state of affairs in a way that produces followers."  i.e.  Cast a vision that people are excited about, believe in, want to get on board with, help make happen, etc. 

 

The other definition I was challenged by was the definition of a "stronghold.":  "A mindset, value system or thought process that hinders your growth."

 

This is an interesting article about leadership and what the author contends get in the way of a leaders setting vision.

 

 

Our goal in our Vistage groups should be, is supposed to be an environment where our answers get questioned.  Where we remove stumbling blocks, blinders, and strongholds.  We can't cast a compelling vision until we can see it ourselves.  Think about it.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:30 PM

The vision thing is hot today!!

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Nonprofits

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Walks viewers through the strategic planning process and details important parts of a strategic plan.
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12 Simple Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

12 Simple Ways to Make Better Business Decisions | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it

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Tia Ribary's curator insight, June 6, 2013 12:24 AM

This article is good for the business owner interested in becoming a better, more productive leader. Decision making can be challenging, and as #6 in the article points out, especially if you do not have a clear set of goals. Being clear on your goals, and looking to them as the basis for your decision making, is sure to make everything easier...and more efficient!

 

Give this a quick read, and more importantly, some serious thought. What two points could you incorporate to make your business more successful?

dreamz infra's comment, June 6, 2013 5:11 AM
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John Michel's curator insight, June 22, 2013 9:50 AM

Learning to make good decisions in business doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes it is difficult to consider the vastness of both big and small decisions made about our companies. So to aid you in improving your leadership skills and bottom-line here are twelve recommendations from entrepreneurs on how to improve your decision making skills in business.


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7 Tips for Transforming Society: Why Leadership of The Future Starts With Silence

'7 Tips for Transforming Society: Why Leadership of The Future Starts With Silence' blog post by Giles Hutchins.
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Prosperity: The Three Questions That Really Matter

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It's ultimately all about people. The rest is noise.
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30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth

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Practical Tips for Productive Living
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You're Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You

You're Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Listen to what people in the outside world are telling you, because they're probably right.
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Why You Should Take the Blame

Why You Should Take the Blame | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Accepting responsibility can be a power move.
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3 Elements of a Successful Startup Business Plan

3 Elements of a Successful Startup Business Plan | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
If you've got a great product, platform or business that you’re stoked to start up take a look at our tips to help you craft the perfect business plan.
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7 Things Confident Leaders Don't Do

7 Things Confident Leaders Don't Do | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
In a world full of wannabe entrepreneurs and leaders, don't try to be what you're not.
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Leadership: Are You Working On Your Game?

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Leaders need to be learning all the time. There are no short cuts and it is what makes excellent leader. It sends a signal of humility.

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Leadership: Are You Working On Your Game? 
Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, April 9, 2013 10:13 AM

Are you always learning?

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Expand Your Strategic Vision with an Advisory Board

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For time-strapped business owners, an advisory board can be a huge asset. Your board members can survey the market, your competition, legal
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3 things strategy is not | SmartBlogs

3 things strategy is not | SmartBlogs | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you know what your organization’s strategy is? Do you really know? Strategy is a cloudy word, overused, misused, and full of misconceptions about wha
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The No. 1 Way to Kill Productivity

The No. 1 Way to Kill Productivity | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it

It's safe to say most people are addicted to meetings. It doesn't quite make sense, especially from a boss's perspective. Meetings are expensive. The hours your employees spend in meetings are hours when they're not working.

 


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donhornsby's curator insight, June 8, 2013 6:05 AM

A helpful look at meetings - and how to make them more productive.

 

(From the article): The Centre for Economics and Business Research reported that office workers spend an average of four hours per week in meetings. These same workers reported feeling like half of that time is wasted. Additionally, a Salary.com survey reported 47 percent of workers say meetings are the No. 1 time-waster at the office.

 

Obviously, not all meetings are unnecessary and unproductive. I spoke with project management and productivity expert Tony Wong to find out how to transform meetings and increase productivity. Here are his tips:

David Hain's curator insight, June 8, 2013 6:49 AM

Meetings, bloody meetings!

John Michel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 7:44 AM

The Centre for Economics and Business Research reported that office workers spend an average of four hours per week in meetings. These same workers reported feeling like half of that time is wasted. Additionally, aSalary.com survey reported 47 percent of workers say meetings are the No. 1 time-waster at the office.

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How to Lead When You're Not in Charge

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Maximize your ratio of accomplishment over authority.
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CEOs are Terrible at Management, Study Finds

CEOs are Terrible at Management, Study Finds | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer: Is she listening to people inside her company? (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) A new study shows that CEOs are doing a lousy job when it comes to people management.
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8 Ways to Be a Truly Memorable Boss

8 Ways to Be a Truly Memorable Boss | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Employees don't leave jobs; they leave bad bosses--and even mediocre ones. Don't be that kind of boss.

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:29 AM

Are you making them leave?

Ananya Das's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:25 AM

All of us have bosses, but how many do we remember ? Become a great boss and nurture your team and the organization

Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's curator insight, June 6, 2013 10:06 PM

Great bosses that "lead forward" create positive memorable moments in the hearts and minds of the people they lead.

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It's got to be about Why, not How: How Great Leaders Inspire Action, Simon Sinek

"Why FIRST:  Communication and the Golden Circle:  Why, How, What?  Inspire where others do not.  Profit is JUST a result NOT a reason for existing."

 

Simon's examples include Apple (why so innovative?), Martin Luther King (lead major change, Civil Rights movement), and the Wright brothers (controlled powered manned flight that others did not achieve, tho' were working on.)

 

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"The goal is to do business with people who believe what YOU believe." ~ Simon Sinek

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Apple:  NOT, What we do, great computers.  Want to buy one?

RATHER:  Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is making products that are beautifully designed, simple to use & user friendly.  We happen to make computers.  Want to buy one?

 

Counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.  

   

http://www.ted.com Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" 

 

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A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
How Nespresso used a simple business model canvas to change face of the coffee industry.
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paulgreen's curator insight, May 8, 2013 8:31 AM

Interesting and useful way to help you look at your business.

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Improve Your Leadership Presence

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Muriel Maignan Wilkins, coauthor of Own the Room, breaks executive presence into three essential parts....
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Muriel Maignan Wilkins, coauthor of Own the Room, breaks executive presence into three essential parts....

David Allen's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:19 AM

3 actionable tips for the leader in you.

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10 Things Really Amazing Bosses Do

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Are you truly an amazing boss or just a good one? See how many of these 10 traits are natural for you.
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Born or Made? Wrong Question. Relevant Leaders Are Increasingly Self-Made

Born or Made? Wrong Question. Relevant Leaders Are Increasingly Self-Made | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
"Self-making" requires tough work, and it requires that we undertake an ongoing journey.
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12 Signs of Cowardly Leadership - Forbes

12 Signs of Cowardly Leadership - Forbes | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Courageous leadership. You hear that term a lot these days. It is a call to commit and act; to make hard choices and take risks; and to do what’s unpopular and right. Language can be a funny thing though.
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