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I write about communication, leadership and change, drawing on a 30-year career in journalism, public relations and management.
Tag Archives: CEO
So you want to be a CEO?
Last month, an article I wrote on “Tomorrow’s Leaders” landed on the cover of The Federal Credit Union magazine, NAFCU’s bimonthly publication. Back in August, when I was interviewing credit union CEOs for the piece, I shared some of their “secrets” here on … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership, Management Tagged CEO, communication skills, Credit unions, EQ, feedback, lifelong learner, mentoring, The Federal Credit Union Leave a comment
The ‘secrets’ to great leadership really aren’t secret
What makes a great leader? I’ve been posing that question to credit union CEOs for an article I’m writing for NAFCU’s magazine. Without spilling too many beans, let me share with you some “secrets” I’ve learned about great leadership. I think … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership, Management Tagged CEO, communication, continual learning, Credit unions, EQ, NAFCU, networking, soft skills, vision 2 Comments
What does a CEO want?
It seems that we are always guessing what CEOs want. Even the Mentalist would be hard-pressed to figure out some of the inscrutable things they say. “Transparency” may have climbed to the top of most organizations’ list of core values, … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership, Management, Organization Tagged Anthony Shop, CEO, Conference Board, customer relationships, Freud, human capital, innovation, operational excellence, PRSA-NCC 2 Comments
Hey, dreamer, start paying attention to your firm’s goals!
I rarely remember my dreams; and when I do, they generally aren’t about work. Usually some childhood fear rears its ugly head, and once again I am reliving the anxiety of forgetting my homework, failing a test or becoming hopelessly … Continue reading
Posted in Goal setting, Leadership, Management Tagged business plan, CEO, goals, measurement, strategic plan Leave a comment
‘What are we doing about this?’
Have you ever received an e-mail or note from a boss or board member—usually with an article attached—that simply says, “What are we doing about this?” There is no other explanation, no instruction, no suggestion that “we should meet to … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership Tagged board, CEO, channels, communication, management 2 Comments