Anytime you start a new gig things take time. Patience for me is always a challenge. My motor runs fast all of the time. To sit back, learn, assess the current situation, and then act takes discipline and patience.
Many of my fellow marketers and communications colleagues know it is hard to do things differently at times. You often find resistance to change and organizations who think any risk is too much risk. Luckily, during my time at H&R Block, I was given the green light to take some risks and to really do things differently to engage clients.
Leaders possess different talents and lead in different ways. Those leaders who inspire do so by challenging those they lead. They invite them to fail fast, learn and drive toward stretch goals. When they fail to reach them, they use them as teachable moments all in the name of getting better.
"The days of assigned parking spaces, ivory tower office suites and executive dining rooms is over."West Coast CEO
Today’s chief executive has taken interesting shift in thinking, particularly around hierarchy and their management style. I asked these three men and one woman CEO to give me their top insights for what it takes to be an effective, motivational and impactful leader.