“The mistake that young CEOs make is they feel like they need to grow up,” says Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s largest open source software company. Read on for his best management advice on the three levels of leadership.
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.
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.
A great way to become a better manager is to learn from the mistakes of others. Denny F. Strigl sees nine reasons managers struggle. They 1) Fail to build trust and integrity. 2) Have the wrong focus. 3) Don’t model or build accountability.
Building a successful business starts by putting the right people in key seats. Management guru Jim Collins defines six characteristics that any person in a key seat should have.
How can you lead a team at a distance, when leadership happens in the moment and in the place? You do it by taking the moment and the place into the online digital world. Here is how.
Integrity is a vital part of the culture and values of a company. Integrity is often mentioned as one of the most respectable aspects of human behavior. It is commonly agreed that it is not possible to achieve sustainable success without integrity. But what does integrity mean within a leadership context? What distinguishes behavior with integrity from the […]
Video 9: Want to increase innovation? Celebrate the failures! People will only innovate if failure does not cost them their reputation. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT How do you increase initiative and innovation in a team? Joyita has a very clear and simple rule for this. To increase innovation, lower the cost of failure. Let’s think about that […]
The bitter medicine of feedback is not about being nice or positive but about showing commitment and support. Giving feedback will succeed when the subject genuinely knows and believes that you are committed to their success. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT How do you give feedback to a colleague or team member? And remember, feedback when given nearly […]
I start the day by being dissatisfied and ambitious, and I end the day by accepting myself and being kind to myself. This allows me to sleep well, and the next morning I am ready to be tough on myself again.
We learn most from those we work with. They make us the leaders we are. But what makes an effective team? Here is a list inspired by Peter Drucker’s eight practices for executives. What makes an effective executive team Great executive teams may be aggressive or conservative, intuitive or calculating, conflicted or harmonious. But every effective executive […]
The single most useful management advice are the eight practices of effective executives defined by Peter Drucker. The insights are so profound that he deserves a place among the most significant thinkers on leadership and management over the last 1,000 years. Drucker said: Great managers may be charismatic or dull, generous or tightfisted, visionary or numbers oriented. […]
What should a fast growing tech company CEO read? Here are my recommendations. Read the books with thought and implement the insights thoroughly. Each book will save you a year of trial and error. Must read All Peter Drucker books and the article Managing Oneself Good to Great and all books by Jim Collins Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen The […]