the ceo magazine, leadership,
Mostafa Sayyadi, Author, Transformational Leadership: How To Prosper as a Leader In Today's Hypercompetitive Environment

“A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”

— Nelson Mandela

The business environment is constantly changing as organizations are increasingly participating in global markets. Hypercompetition has become the norm. Organizations compete globally but must think locally if they expect to exceed. These new and improved globalized markets place demands on the roles of leaders in organizations operating in this modern environment. Leaders are, in fact, faced with challenging economic conditions today with global competition increasing and the need to be number one or two in an industry or fail to keep up with the market place.

John Knights, Co-founder and Chairman of LeaderShape Global

It is not surprising that most CEOs and other senior leaders put a brake on their personal development as a leader once they are in that position. First, they got to where they are by being who they are! Who can argue with that? And second, the job as a CEO can often be overwhelming, time-limiting and lonely. And there is so much more operational stuff to learn, in areas where they are not experts.  Hardly surprising that they tend to feel “There is just no time for continuing to develop as a leader”.

the ceo magazine, leadership,
Kelly and Robby Riggs, Authors, Counter Mentor Leadership: How to Unlock the Potential of the 4-Generation Workplace

Unfortunately, most managers aren’t interested in being better leaders.

Not really.

What they’re most interested in is blaming the younger generation. From slumping sales to dismal employee engagement, it’s all the fault of those entitled, lazy, glued-to-their-phones Millennials.

We wish that was an exaggeration, but, in our experience, it is the reality.

the ceo magazine, leadership,
Brian M. Harman & Stephanie M. Taglianetti, Authors, Learn, Laugh, Lead: How to Avoid a Huge Leadersh*t

Cultivating a generation of future-proof leaders.

This generation understands the impact of storytelling. They are aware of the emotional connection and content structure that drives meaning, impact and action into everything that they do. Stories and laughter are fundamental to gaining higher social power, but how can you apply this philosophy in everyday business? These are the key insights you will learn in our new book, Learn, Laugh, Lead: How to Avoid a Huge Leadersh*t.

the ceo magazine, entrepreneurship,
Derek Lidow, Author , Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Building Valuable Companies

At crucial decision points for growing a business, leaders often find themselves in the position of fledgling entrepreneurs. They may have been tasked with launching a new business, entering a new market where past experience doesn’t apply, running a recent acquisition, or finding ways to revitalize an ailing product line. They may even have been encouraged to be entrepreneurial by the boss or the board. In those cases and others they can get ahead of the game by doing three things:

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