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"I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.”  "


-Bob Nardelli, CEO Home  Depot - Fortune Magazine, 07/01/02

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08
Aug

"Do you have a healthy culture within your business?"

It is difficult to think of anyone rising to the position of CEO without attribute 6, because attribute 6 relates to accountability: the ability and willingness to take responsibility and get things done. Above all a leader needs to be able to take responsibility, to take ownership of every aspect of her domain and will be measured on her ability to get things done.

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01
Aug

"How to build an 'A' Team"

The fifth of the seven attributes of the CEO is an obvious one. So obvious in fact that you may call it a statement of the obvious, but the fact that it is obvious doesn’t make it any less important or any less elusive.

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25
Jul

"Have you yet to create a near perfect work/life balance"?

Talk of work life balance is often, at best, naïve and almost always unhelpful. The individuals who are so smitten by the entrepreneurial bug that they forgo the safety of a normal job to lay everything on the line to start and grow a business are almost by definition outliers

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18
Jul

"Can you differentiate between fact and fiction?'"

Like any master of any craft the great CEO will have access to and complete mastery of a great set of tools. A CEO is a craftsman, although the craft she is master of is distinctly different from many other who bear the name.

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11
Jul

The Seven Attributes of The CEO Part 2

I have been very lucky in my working life. I have had the pleasure of working with some truly excellent leaders and also of working with some pretty poor leaders. I would literally walk through a wall for the great leaders and even though I am embarrassed to admit it, there were times I wouldn’t pick up the phone for the poor ones.

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04
Jul

The Seven Attributes of The CEO

People aren’t logical, they are psychological. It is important that we understand the full import of this simple meme. Human beings are not logical beings who are capable of doing emotions. We are emotional beings and we can occasionally do logic. Everything that we do, the clothes we wear, the words we choose, way we stand, the thoughts we think are all driven by emotions.

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27
Jun

"Do you have a self-development plan?"

I get it and I tip my hat to you. Anyone who has the ‘cojones’ to start their own business is a special type of person. In a world where the majority follow the pack; in a world where everyone is frightened by their own shadow, to have the wherewithal to put it all on the line and try to create a business from scratch takes a very special type of person.

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20
Jun

"Do you spend time working on your Business?"

Without a doubt time is our most precious, and our most perishable asset. How we use time is, I believe the greatest differentiator between those people who are successful and those that are not so successful.

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13
Jun

"Does your Leadership team have confidence and swagger?"

In the same way that a team that is not aligned will get in its own way and start working against itself. The same is true for a business.

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06
Jun

"Are you a Team or a bunch of disconnected individuals?"

If you have ever watched kids playing football you will be familiar with the sight of every player on the pitch chasing the ball around the field of play.

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