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Leadership

Insight into the “Iconic” Founder CEO

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Are you one of these “iconic” founder CEOs or perhaps working for one?

Innovator, creator, and entrepreneur are all nouns that describe many CEOs in our fast-evolving, information/technology-driven culture. It is not uncommon that these accomplished CEOs drive their company with their vision, their passion, their creativity, and their tenacity to succeed and, quite often, to prove to others that they are successful. This intense drive may be triggered by their need to prove themselves or to receive positive reaffirmation in the present to compensate for judgmental-type, authority figures or other significant people who were emotionally unavailable to them in their past. In my experience, working with different founder CEOs, both in privately owned and publicly-traded companies, I have seen the difficulty that organizations experience when these entrepreneurs are unable to “let go” of their central role of founder CEO. Often, they unconsciously prevent the company from expanding or shifting the business paradigm under which the company was first created in order to prove to others their self-worth despite their proven success. They have become “addicted” to being the “identity icon” for their company. Read More

Tips for Leading Your Group to Success

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To lead your group to success, you must first know who they are and understand what their aspirations are—then, connect those aspirations with the overarching goal of the organization.

Understanding Yourself is Key to Leadership

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In order to be an effective leader, you must understand yourself. You must understand who you are and how you are able to influence others. If you are able to do that, you can be an incredibly effective leader.

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Icons vs. Leaders

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Although the media puts major emphasis on celebrities, they are not necessarily leaders.

Management Versus Leadership

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There is a big difference between being a manager and being a leader.  One leads with authority, while the other leads with influence.  In this video, I explain the difference between the two as well as the different stages of an employee’s dependency on their boss.  To learn more, please feel free to contact me.