Join John Ullmen for an in-depth discussion in this video Build resilience and resourcefulness, part of Executive Leadership.
- My friend, Gary Palmer, is known as the father…of the prepaid card, credit cards with preset amounts…loaded on them to make specific types of purchases.…For example, a $30 gift card for Starbucks.…Gary had the original idea long…before these cards became wide-spread,…but he was young and inexperienced.…So he asked a retired executive to be CEO…and help him raise money for the venture.…After hearing Gary's proposal,…he said, you have a bad business structure,…you have no experience, I certainly don't want to…work anymore and I wouldn't give you a dime of my money.…
What now?…Executive leaders need to be resilient and resourceful,…and Gary's reaction illustrates the first…of several methods to build those qualities.…He met resistance with creative persistence.…After being told no in every way imaginable,…he immediately replied, I understand,…but could I ask you to meet with me…for a few short minutes and share some advice?…Fast forward a few months, this individual,…now Gary's CEO, was with him in Silicon Valley…
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- The four disciplines of executive leadership
- Thinking strategically
- Creating shared purpose
- Inspiring confidence—even under pressure
- Motivating and communicating
- Establishing priorities and focus
- Leading change
- Developing yourself