Why your employees and business will benefit from multilingualism
CEOs like their business strategy to be predictable and planned out. But we are living in a time today when the fear of the unknown has never been greater.
Strategy, fundamentally, is about consciously deciding where to do business, how to do business there, and how to change the organization accordingly. There can be no doubt that in a competitive business environment strategy is essential for sustainable success.
It’s the rare aspiring CEO who doesn’t hit bumps on the path to the corner office. I certainly did before becoming a CEO and I see my clients experience similar struggles. Maybe you feel stalled or that you’re missing some leadership checkboxes (an MBA perhaps?).
How to cope with the top three challenges that vex new leaders.
Retailers enjoyed another bumper Thanksgiving weekend, though those slow to improve their online offerings may have been crushed in the stampede. And even though the focus was on consumer shopping, the shift in customer behavior toward online affects all companies, whether large or small, B2C or B2B.
There are two traits that stand out when it comes to the “essence” of the CEO personality: an ability to embrace appropriate risks and a bias toward acting and capitalizing on opportunities. In other words, a CEO is significantly less cautious and more likely to take action when compared to other senior executives.
Proper planning can help you make the most of time spent with the advisors, industry experts and investors who serve on your board.
Trust your instincts. How many times have we heard this phrase as advice for leaders? We shouldn't deny the importance of leadership instincts, but at the same time, we also should view them with skepticism. Many of our “instincts” are actually habits that were formed over decades in many different environments.
The presidential race ends on Tuesday, but there is a lot CEOs can learn from the actions that have captivated us all year long.