How we can get more women CEO’s and founders? Silicon Valley entrepreneur Indu Navar challenges women to network. Women helping one another actively drives progress. Women rising to leadership positions benefits everyone: it helps both the ecosystem and the economy.
If you are a first-time CEO, you have many strengths! You do the impossible, learn faster, get challenged and work hard. Go out and build a fantastic, scalable, sustainable business!
Your hands are on the steering wheel. You own your timetable and priorities, have control over interactions, learn about yourself and exert a positive influence.
When you are a young shy startup CEO, how do you face your fears of being in front of people? Here is how Indu Navar did it. She wrote herself a script, memorized it and became confident in telling her story.
The board of directors of a company has three main responsibilities. 1) The board appoints the CEO. 2) They continually assess the CEO. 3) The board ensures proper governance. How do these reflect on the CEO?
Being a CEO is a lonely hard job. You are a Single Point of Failure. If you fail, the company suffers. Great CEOs help make the world a better place. But the upsides come with downsides. There is a price you have to pay for being a CEO.
The ten steps to becoming a successful female CEO: Follow your dream and concentrate on the opportunities. Learn a new level of assertiveness, clarity and focus and be the woman you are.
How do you resolve a conflict between two capable and ambitious people? When the situation is thoughtfully handled, the end result can be better than if there had been no conflict to start with.
A CEO must have the courage face the brutal reality of the company, so that problems and difficulties can be overcome. Great CEOs seek honest feedback from both employees and customers. Here is why.
As CEO only you report to the board of directors but involving your management team in the board meetings has several benefits.
Marten Mickos and Menno Beker discuss the million dollar question, What is a good team? To find the answer, a CEO or founder must first admit their own weaknesses. Only after that can you hire the right people.
Keep your Board of Directors fully informed and they come into meetings well prepared, aware of the challenges and ready to dive into the core topics.
When we improve leadership, we can improve anything. A modern organization is like a school of fish. It’s not about big versus small fish. It is about fish with unique skills and different roles, unified in purpose and coordinated in action.
If you did all you could with the best of intentions, there are no failures – only results. If the result is good, we call it victory. If it isn’t, we call it learning.
A mother leads with her heart, the best of the offspring always in mind. Mothers teach us to be humble, polite and generous. We learn our most fundamental leadership principles from our mothers. Mothers are leaders who create more leaders.
Set clear, specific, ambitious and achievable goals. Measure and follow up regularly. Give credit and act with resolve. Zack Urlocker and Marten Mickos discuss performance management: a key function of a successful company.