Join John Ullmen for an in-depth discussion in this video Decisiveness and courage, 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, … their 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 …
- 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
Skill Level Advanced
1. Set a Direction
2. Motivate Commitment
3. Drive for Results
4. Develop Yourself
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