How Female CEOs Actually Get to the TopDec 03, 2017
Know, Watch, Ponder
"Character is who you are in the dark."
William R. Moody
How NOT to Scale
I recently worked with a $700M tech firm that was coming apart at the seams with all of the "small business" problems listed here. When you're scaling, you've got to put infrastructure, systems, processes, communication and talent management in place as you go. If reading this article feels like looking in the mirror, it's time to get help.
Are you or your business suffering from any of these growing pains?
- People feel there's not enough hours in the day
- People spend too much time putting out fires.
- People are not aware of what other people are doing
- People lack understanding about where the firm is headed
- There are too few good managers
- People feel that "I have to do it myself if I want to get it done correctly."
- Most people feel that meetings are a waste of time
- When plans are made, there is very little follow-up, so things just don't get done
- Some people feel insecure about their place in the firm
- Revenue continues to grow. Profits not so much
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Character Is Who You Are In The Dark
"On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lies can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Trained lie spotters get to the truth 90% of the time. The rest of us are only 50% accurate."
Pamela Meyer, author of Lie spotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception -- and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.
In a hurry? Start the video at 7:01 From this point on it gets riveting.
The path to CEO for women is very different...
"Ambitious young women hoping to run a major business someday are often advised to take a particular career path: get an undergraduate degree from the most prestigious college you can, an MBA from a selective business school, then land a job at a top consulting firm or investment bank. From there, move between companies as you hopscotch your way into bigger roles and more responsibility...." But that's NOT what 71% of today's most prominent women CEOs actually did. This is eye-opening. Read On...
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