No matter what the vessel or who the skipper, to get to the destination you dream of, you need a sail and a rudder. You need a force that pushes the ship forward and you need a mechanism to point the ship in the desired direction. It is that easy, and that difficult. Find your force and find your direction. One day, your dreams will come true.
Culture and values are a top responsibility for CEOs of both start-up companies and large corporations. A company with a strong and consistent culture requires less command-and-control management and empowers employees to take initiative, innovate, and serve customers well, says Fadi Ghandour.
From sense of urgency and patience to adaption and learning from failure. A fast way to become a better leader is by learning from others. Wisdom stemming from decades of doing and thinking can be elegantly expressed in a quote.
If no one challenges the beliefs of the leadership, soon there are no beliefs – only thoughtless, unchanging dogmas. Full consensus leads to utter mediocrity.
Whatever form the business plan takes, here are the seven key things you must understand deeply and present in your investor deck. Success comes from understanding the customer and applying the innovation to a real problem.
Celebrate failure in order to reach success. One of the most successful gaming companies ever, Supercell has a culture of celebrating the learnings from a failure. This encourages experimentation and bold decisions, which leads to more innovation.
Leadership is not something that can be taken. It has to be earned by making the team and its members successful. Here are five things that change when you become a manager for the first time.
How does a professional CEO work with a strong founder? Tom Erickson of of the wildly successful open source company Acquia, commercializing the wildly popular Drupal open source platform shares his advice.
To improve meetings, start from the end. At the end of each meeting, ask the participants to rate it. Over time, the meetings you run will improve.
“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.
Improve management team cohesion with weekly progress reports. When you do this, team meetings become more effective as you can concentrate on cooperation and forward-looking topics.
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?