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Posts Tagged: leadership skills

Recipe for Success? One person’s tale.

There is no set receipt for success. From experience and all our years of coaching at CommCore, we believe it’s a combination of talent, learning, inspiring teachers and attitude.

I do not make many recommendations for books and must-listen to’s. Read more

Are women better leaders? HBR says yes.

There’s a new study in the Harvard Business Review of 16 characteristics of leadership  in which female leaders outpace their male counterparts.

Based on experience with hundreds of companies and organizations the categories that don’t surprise me are building relationships and developing others. Read more

What Makes a Leader

May-June produces the annual crop of graduations speeches. I had the pleasure to listen to former President Clinton at the New York University graduation at Yankee Stadium on May 18th.  Clinton, as always is interesting and provocative. Read more

Providing Decent Dissent

Executives must allow and accept criticism from above and below. Only then can they lead effectively, improve themselves and build on success. As a recent article in Chief Executive Magazine points out, many leaders don’t hear, permit or even recognize good constructive criticism. Read more

Got Leadership Deficiencies? The Remedy is Almost Always Better Communication

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric was delivering a speech in midtown Manhattan recently and the Q&A that followed covered a variety of relevant business topics. I asked an outlier: “Where would you rank ‘communication skills’ among all that is expected of a great leader?” He said “Communication is a top THREE leadership skill.” (Emphasis his). Read more