Timely Insights

  • The new way to lead . . .

Nothing in business has changed as fast in the past 20 years as effective CEO leadership. Command-and-control hierarchies are largely being outplayed by flatter and more codependent leadership styles premised on the conviction that management no longer knows much more than anyone else, and that growth flows from harnessing the creativity and commitment of everyone in the organization.

Based on the companies I’ve studied and the entrepreneurs Rick Spence has known, here are his seven key leadership traits for business today. You may possess most of these already, but just to be sure, check with your management team — and maybe the folks in the lunchroom, too.

First check out Rick’s article in PROFIT magazine’s June issue.

  • Pivotal Leadership – Leaders Matter!

If you are the top person in your organization you have an awesome responsibility, likely more than you ever bargained for and certainly more than you’ve probably contemplated.

In a Swedish study, it was found that those with bad bosses suffered 20% to 40% more heart attacks! Find out what top leaders need to do to invest their time and efforts more productively and to set a positive tone for the organization.

Over 95% of the workforce rely and depend on you to set the tone for the company and to shield them from unwarranted stress and aggravation. If you do this well, they’ll stay with you; if you don’t, they’ll leave – not just the organization, they’ll leave you!

Drake Business Review’s June issue carries this article, among others – take a look!

  • Quotable Quotes . . .

"Man imposes his own limitations, don't set any."  -- Anthony Baily

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: NOW." -- Denis Waitley

"If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality." -- Norman Cousins

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."  -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.