Nina Nets It OutPerspectives on Leadership
What are the traits of a leader? In my experience, there are some clear markers that can be nurtured and observed.
Today’s CTO needs to think beyond technology and take responsibility for transformation.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business have been announced.
Whether we like it or not – and whether we are prepared or not – our businesses are becoming more networked and connected. Our colleagues and teams are no longer co-located but spread across locations, states and even countries. Welcome to the true, global virtual workforce.
We talk about success as if it was a one-time-only event. We celebrate the overnight success of the startup entrepreneur without seeing the years of patient effort, change, modification and even failure that has taken place. In many ways, we have patience for the headlines but not the attention for the story.
For every article that talks about breaking through the glass ceiling, there are hundreds of real world examples where it has failed to happen. For no matter how ambitious you may be, how talented or creative, sometimes you reach a plateau, and once you are living and working on that plateau, it’s time to re-evaluate.
Whether you work in an enterprise, small business or a startup, today many of us consider ourselves entrepreneurs. In the back of our minds we have a wealth of ideas that would improve our current business or form the basis of a whole new business.
I’ve come to realize that I know many people who are currently going through a job change or, even more, a substantive career transition.
As leaders we become used to making decisions. We study the facts, consult with our trusted advisors and stakeholders, weigh up the risks – and then make up our minds. We use this process because it provides us with the most effective outcomes.
I was recently speaking with a friend about some professional challenges he was facing. To the outside world everything seemed fine – he was achieving his KPIs, his team were working well and his customers were happy.