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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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How to Become a C.E.O.? The Quickest Path Is a Winding One

How to Become a C.E.O.? The Quickest Path Is a Winding One | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
New evidence shows that a mix of skills, especially technology skills, counts more than simply long experience in one specialty.
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In other words, the path to the executive suite may be long and winding, and include stops in many different types of specialties. But the key to navigating it is being able to learn from others all along the way.
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What CEOs Can Learn From Prince’s Presence

What CEOs Can Learn From Prince’s Presence | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

 Your presence precedes you into the room, follows you everywhere, and directly influences others’ decision making and whether your leadership will succeed or fail. 


 Do you have an influential presence? Or are you undermining your leadership by leaving it to chance?

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(From the article): Since his death, we’re now hearing how Prince was a generous cheerleader for budding artists. How was he able to motivate so many? Artists whom he privately mentored said his genius didn’t get in the way. Instead, like a great coach, he brought others’ best talents to the surface by allowing them to be who they were at their core. “When you were in his company,” one mentee said, “you believed you could do anything.” Perhaps he was determined to help identify and tap into others’ greatness because his dad had been so hard on him growing up. In an interview, Prince said his dad constantly criticized him and he never felt good enough around him. Prince also used his generous spirit to help others through tough times. We’re learning that he was a quiet philanthropist, who wrote big checks without revealing that he was the source.
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5 Ways Executives Can Participate in Social Business

5 Ways Executives Can Participate in  Social Business | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
One of the most important criteria of a social business is executive level participation. 5 ways executives can participate in a social business.

 

I recently wrote a blog post about the 5 characteristics of a social business, and I’ve previously provided my slide deck on the topic from speaking gigs on the topic. One of the most important criteria of a social business is executive level participation. Simply stated when the C suite gets it, the organization is well positioned to become a social business.

 

The “C suite” is typically the phrase that represents the highest ranking executives starting with the Chief Executive Officer or CEO. Executive titles vary from business to business. So, if “C” titles don’t apply in your organization, don’t sweat it. Just apply these ideas to the top managers running your company.


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Why Passion Could Be Stopping You From Achieving Your Goals

Why Passion Could Be Stopping You From Achieving Your Goals | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
If you feel passionate about achieving your goals, mostly you are a step ahead because passion can fuel your progress and enthuse others to help you.
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If you feel passionate about achieving your goals, mostly you are a step ahead because passion can fuel your progress and enthuse others to help you. Depending on what drives your passion, you might actually be stuck in a negative emotion which contaminates everything you think, says or does.
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5 Decision-Making Styles Of Customer-Focused CEOs

5 Decision-Making Styles Of Customer-Focused CEOs | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
To be a customer-focused CEO, you need to embrace one of a few different decision-making styles to make sure you're always delivering value to a customer.
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Jeanne Bliss provides an insightful analysis of how to be a customer focused leader.

(From the article): Trying to be a customer-focused leader can be hard. (If it was easy, everyone would wake up tomorrow and do it.) Markets are unpredictable. Customer needs and wants don’t always make sense. It requires some big choices and some leaps of faith. Customer leaders need the guts of a salmon. Think about it. The salmon goes head-first against the current. It pushes on to its destination, unscathed by resistant forces. The salmon leader turns the company from facing itself to facing its customers. Salmon leaders use business meetings to guide and challenge people to understand how what they’re doing affects the customer. Salmon leaders constantly ask if the tactics being served up are connected across the organization. Salmon leaders are not afraid to trade short-term profits for long-term gains with customers. They know how to explain the commitment to the board and the company so that they can transfer this clarity to everyone else.
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