The CEO’s D-Business Dilemma
Remember all of the hype about e-business in the late 1990s and early aughts? Fast forward to 2014, and yesterday’s e-business is today’s digital business, or d-business, promising a future bright with never-before-seen innovations, category killers and earnings. Yet while the CEOs and senior business executives I meet with seem keen to embrace this rising opportunity, their public statements tell a different tale.
5 Brilliant Business Lessons from Mötley Crüe (Seriously!)
(Fast Company, 28.05.14)
Looking to Mötley Crüe for advice about business might sound a little like asking Warren Buffett for tips on headbanging. Are there really lessons to be learned from the band who, in their 1980s heyday, were as well known for their over-the-top debauchery as for their music? “Looking from the outside,” says bassist and co-founder Nikki Sixx, “I totally understand why people would think there’s no way this band should even still be here.”
5 Subtle Ways Leaders Lose Credibility
(Let’s Grow Leaders, 14.05.14)
Credibility is hard to establish and even easier to lose. The sad truth is I’ve seen really good leaders lose the confidence and credibility of their teams by making well-intentioned and innocent mistakes. I’m not talking about the big stuff like lack of follow-through or breaking commitments, but the subtle shifts that undermine all the trust you’re working to build. Don’t fall into these traps.
What Truly Great Leaders Believe
The most successful bosses—and the ones employees respect and follow most easily, and who are most likely to be promoted—tend to share the following eight core beliefs.
“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” —Steven Covey