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The Loneliness of the Chief Executive

It’s often said that being a CEO is a lonely job.  And indeed, research carried out by the School for CEOs confirms this.  According to one prominent Chief Executive, “People underestimate the human dynamics of the situation – whether it be loneliness or the reality that, if you screw up, there’s nobody to help.”  … 521 more words


Lead from the inside out

Leadership is the art of influencing others in the accomplishment of a task or mission.

Many people automatically default to using rewards and punishments and various other forms of transactional leadership to influence followers and subordinates. 414 more words

Military Lessons

Say no!

Some of you may be old enough to remember Nancy Reagan’s plea to “just say no” to drugs. If only it were that easy for those who are mired in dependency. 279 more words


Do You Have an Executive Presence | Personal Branding

Forbes defines executive presence as:

The ability to project gravitas–confidence, poise under pressure and decisiveness—seems to be its core characteristic, according to more than two-thirds of the executives surveyed.

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Career Development

The Four Dimensions: Up, Down, Out, In

Since David Sole and I founded the School for CEOs in 2011, we’ve wanted to help people step up to the next level in their organisation.  750 more words


Making the Most of Manager, Mentor, and Coaching Relationships

I really like the quote from author and philosopher Eric Hoffer, “In times of change, learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”  717 more words


Your Success as a Leader Depends on This One Thing

Leadership is a complex endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

We tend to make things more complicated than they need to be and that’s definitely true in the field of leadership. 916 more words