Join John Ullmen for an in-depth discussion in this video Take responsibility and be decisive, part of Executive Leadership.
- One of the world's leading global executive…search firms did an extensive study,…and I got to see the results.…After assessing thousands of CEO candidates…over the years, and examining in detail…who succeeded and failed, they're research…revealed a key success factor was,…acting decisively and courageously.…Why?…Because anyone can play it safe,…do nothing notable, and blend in.…But when senior leaders are vague…and wishy washy, people lose confidence…and motivation, and organizations flounder.…
How can you follow someone who won't choose a direction?…But, it's challenging, because executive level decisions…tend to come with significant uncertainty and risk.…A leader I coached put it this way,…"The toughest choices get pushed up to me.…"If I'm making a lot of easy decisions,…"I'm not doing my job, I'm doing someone else's for them.…"I need to make decisions others shy away from."…It's not easy.…It's one of the reasons Thomas Jefferson…called leadership, "That splendid misery…"that involves the daily loss of friends."…
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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