Co-founders, family-owned businesses, and professional service firms often have this arrangement. There can only be one real head of the company, no matter what title each person has. If you are in this situation, glance through this article for some excellent insight.
Are all stakeholders happy and engaged, and would you rehire all of theme?
Of all the components of business, people continues to reign as the number one decision for success and growth. Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, states adamantly “who first!” Great companies have the right people in their organization before they focus on the “what, where and how” of growth.
Different cultures can have radically different leadership styles, and international organizations would do well to understand them. Business Insider recently published an update (posted by Gus Lubin) on British linguist Richard D. Lewis who charted these differences in his book “When Cultures Collide,” first published in 1996 and now in its third edition. From structured individualism in the U.S. to ringi-sho consensus in Japan, the charts provide us all great insight into the “how” of leadership across the globe. With permission from Lewis, Business Insider posted the 24 charts of leadership styles from his book, with a brief summary of his comments.
The 212 Degrees concept reminds us all of the power we have within us when we just “turn it up” 1 extra degree. There’s an old Chinese saying that I just love: “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.” Are you ready to turn up the heat!
Being a leader is perhaps the hardest challenge any of us will ever face. No matter how long we work at it, practicing the right behaviors is a never-ending task. Knowing – and avoiding – the wrong ones is too. Thus, Jack and Suzy Welch offer the following six common leadership pitfalls.