Leadership: Distilling the Wisdom of CEOs

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Distilling the Wisdom of CEOs 09-26-2011

These aren’t theories. They come from decades of collective experience of top executives who have learned firsthand what it takes to succeed. From the corner office, they can watch others attempt a similar climb and notice the qualities that set people apart. These C.E.O.’s offered myriad lessons and insights on the art of managing and leading, but they all shared five qualities: Passionate curiosity. Battle-hardened confidence. Team smarts. A simple mind-set. Fearlessness.”

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, Distilling the Wisdom of CEOs”, by Adam Bryant.

In this April 16, 2011 New York Times article distilled from the book “The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons From CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed,” by Adam Bryant, author of the weekly “Corner Officecolumn in The New York Times, the author provides insights on five key attributes of those destined for the corner office.

Link to NYT article: Click Here

If you desire to ascend to senior level roles – even CEO, as you read this article think about your level of competency in the identified key five areas and determine what actions to take to increase your focus and skills in these areas.  DFS Learning is here to help.

More from the article:

The good news: these traits are not genetic. It’s not as if you have to be tall or left-handed. These qualities are developed through attitude, habit and discipline — factors that are within your control. They will make you stand out. They will make you a better employee, manager and leader. They will lift the trajectory of your career and speed your progress.”

Read the short article to learn more!

Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious! ™ strategist


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