A woman in a hurry is not the image you want to portray. A woman on a
mission yes, but not a woman on the run.
Some good advice I learned from my mother, a successful entrepreneur, was “slow down to get things done.” Sometimes she’d say, “if you keep working so hard you’ll never get ahead.”
Everyone says you need to have a good track record, have substance, be good at your job. But what does that really mean? In CEO Material this subject takes precedence in chapter one. It’s not about technical expertise alone, that is a small part of it…..
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When you see CEOs hauled off to jail in handcuffs, skewered before Congress and blamed for the Wall Street melt-down you might ask, “Why would I want to be a CEO?”
My response is, “If you are going to work in a company (which most of us are) you might as well work [...]
“CEO Material” is now available everywhere!
Today is the launch day of my new book, “CEO Material: How to Be a Leader in Any Organization” (McGraw-Hill). It’s the culmination of years of work, and surprisingly bells aren’t ringing from the mountainside nor is confetti showering down from the skies. Instead the publisher and I are [...]
101 Things To Add To Your Business Bucket List
“The only successful marriage I had was me and my work.”
- The Bucket List 2007 Jack Nicholson
1. Get fired
2. Quit a job
3. Take a sabbatical
Put a Sharp Point on Your Written Communications
It’s not unusual to get 20 or 200 emails a day. I know someone who gets 2000! If you look at the ones you’ve received (and include snail-mail letters too), you will see that the majority start with “I.”
You typically see, “I’ve attached . . . I [...]