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The six mindsets of extraordinary CEOs with Carolyn Dewar

What separates successful CEOs from average CEOs is not what many people think. It’s not much about their experience, skills, or abilities.  It comes down to their mindsets. For episode 062 of my podcast, ‘The World Class Leaders Show’, I invited Carolyn Dewar, Senior Partner in McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco office. Carolyn co-leads McKinsey […]

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How to create alignment with your leadership team

Only 20% of CEOs are able of driving change in their organizations. According to the latest CEO study from Egon Zehnder, a poor alignment between the CEO and the leadership team is one of the main reasons. In the research, the authors confirm that one of the major issues for CEOs right now is “building

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My best advice for first-time CEOs

Social isolation. Lack of feedback. Fear of making bad decisions.  These are typical challenges of first-time CEOs and other executives in new leadership positions. By now, you probably know that most of my work is with CEOs and their executive teams. This is why I come across these challenges very often. They’re common and difficult

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056: Hans-Martin Hellebrand, Co-CEO of Badenova on Turning Leadership Upside Down

In the ‘old’ Western European world, internal business leaders were typically viewed as the top of the organizational hierarchy pyramid — the ones who ‘knew it all’ and made the decisions accordingly.  Today’s business wisdom turns the prevailing structure upside down, with customers sitting at the top of the pyramid; for true organizational success, this

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Hans-Martin Hellebrand, Co-CEO of Badenova on turning leadership upside down

In the ‘old’ Western European world, internal business leaders were typically viewed as the top of the organizational hierarchy pyramid — the ones who ‘knew it all’ and made the decisions accordingly.  Today’s business wisdom turns the prevailing structure upside down, with customers sitting at the top of the pyramid; for true organizational success, this

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