Valuable Insights for Today's Leaders
A key attribute of all successful organizations is the ability to break long-held paradigms, which are established ways of doing things. How many of us have heard the response, “But that’s the way we’ve always done it,” when a new, better approach was suggested?
The most important attribute of all organizations is the level of trust between its leaders and their employees, and how an organization deals with its customers/clients. Wells Fargo failed in this important area.
The decisions leading up to the Challenger disaster are so important that each year, I write an article to remind leaders about three valuable lessons taught by the Challenger tragedy.
Regardless of where you are in your career, your resume needs to demonstrate how you are different than your peers.
If the risk of failure could be catastrophic, you must not take shortcuts, but double-down on risk assessment and safety assurance to prevent a catastrophe and the resulting huge liability.
The most important characteristic of all organizations is the level of trust between the leaders and their employees, and among employees themselves.
The ability to get others to buy into our ideas and initiatives and rally them to the cause is a primary skill of all leaders.
My book is based on personal experience serving in
the trenches, rising to the position of CEO of PQ Corporation, as well as what I
have learned by serving as a director on public, private, private equity and
nonprofit boards. The following advice is excerpted from my book.
Regardless of whether you start a business, work at a startup or work at an established company, entrepreneurship skills will differentiate you from your peers and help you land your first and subsequent jobs.
Some immigrants or children of immigrants have had a transformational impact on the U.S. and on the world. These entrepreneurs have created millions of jobs, changed how we live and put the U.S. on the forefront of the information technology industry. We should remember and appreciate their contributions.
Our integrity should guide the tone at the top we set and the culture we nurture within our organizations.