Brené Brown defines vulnerability as risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure. In the context of working with other people, it’s usually doing or saying something that can expose you to the potential of emotional harm. For example, you share that you made a mistake on something, your peer takes that information and uses it as a way to keep you from getting promoted.
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Today’s leadership hack comes from Adam Warby, CEO Emeritus at Avanade, a 30,000 person consulting company. He has been with the company for over 15 years, playing an instrumental role in building and shaping the company to be what it is today. During his time, Adam had to make a lot of tough decisions which were oftentimes uncomfortable yet impactful.
Everyone Said He Was Crazy! The Strategies The Former CEO Of Best Buy Used To Turn The Company Around & Avoid Disaster
Today’s 16 min video is with Hubert Joly who is a tour de force in the world of business leadership, best known for his transformative role as the CEO Best Buy. When Hubert and I spoke he told me stories of how his peers would tell him he’s crazy for taking the role. Articles were written about Hubert and Best Buy saying that he was in way over his head and that the company was sure to go bankrupt!
I can’t believe how fast time has been flying by. I handed in my manuscript a few months ago and now in two weeks, Leading With Vulnerability is officially hitting the bookshelves!
Today’s Leadership Hack highlights the one habit Mark T. Smucker, CEO of Smuckers, does to keep his 7000 or so employees on track for success in the workplace. Learn about the one leadership hack that he has kept consistent along the way. Mark teaches us to scan the horizon, think ahead of the curve, and step in front of the pace of change in the workplace.
The concept of organizational structures has been around since the dawn of ancient civilizations, ever since the coordination of large groups of people was needed for things like administration, trade, and the military.
In today’s episode, I discuss with David Gelles, author of “The Man Who Broke Capitalism,” as we explore the complex legacy of Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric. The conversation touches on Welch’s extraordinary work ethic and his knack for understanding every facet of his business, but also highlights the darker aspects of his leadership style, including short-term thinking, a focus on profits over people, and a toxic work culture.
We’re just a few short weeks away from the official release of my new book, Leading With Vulnerability. The book has already become a best-seller on Amazon with copies being sold around the world and amazing endorsements like the one below from Adam Grant.
David Meek has been CEO at Novartis, Ipsen, FerGene, and most recently, Mirati. All of these are massive organizations worth billions of dollars. I actually had the opportunity to sit down with David when I spoke for leadership team at Ipsen a few years ago.
A few years ago I wrote, The Future Leader, where I talked to over 140 CEOs around the world. I wanted to understand the most important mindsets and skills that current and aspiring leaders need to master in the rapidly changing world of work that we are all a part of. There are 4 mindsets and 5 skills.