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Foundational Leadership Principles

On Induction Day at the Naval Academy our Superintendent spoke to us about three things that have become the bedrock of a leadership style I have tried to pass on throughout my career. Commitment, accountability, and the Honor Concept.

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Airline Pilot or Fighter Pilot?

Most CEOs and leadership teams are not prepared to lead successful transformations. Like an airline pilot, who is trained for safety and consistency, business leaders are experienced at leading in stable environments. Organization transformation requires the skills of a fighter pilot – a leader who can make quick decisions, manage risk and innovate in the moment.

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Five Signs You Could Be Leading Like a Jerk

When organizations choose individuals to be CEOs, they tend to choose individuals who are more confident, fearless, competitive, and high-achieving than the average person. Those characteristics, absent emotional intelligence, may seem leader-like, but produce leaders who might actually be unlikable.

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Leadership Matters

Great leaders combine competence and character to rise and meet seemingly insurmountable challenges. Competencies can be taught. Character, on the other hand, must be developed.

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We Agree. Hiring is Hard Work.

When hiring, the key to success is finding the place where the individual’s talents, experiences, and aspirations intersect with the organization’s needs. When the overlap of these criteria is good, candidates are more likely to become team members who want to stay, learn, and grow.

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Healthy Team Dynamics Drive Transformation

In organizations that succeed, executives spend more than 50% of their time leading transformation by setting goals, aligning the organization and motivating employees. But too many executive teams are unaware of and not employing tools for maximizing their decision-making effectiveness.

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