How did Lou Gerstner of IBM turn the company around? What key factors made Lou Gerstner one of the most successful CEOs in the world? Lou Gerstner was the CEO of IBM from 1993 to 2002. He took over IBM at the request of the board of directors, who realized the company was in trouble, and turned the company around. We’ll cover the lessons Lou Gerstner can teach you about leadership and the most important qualities for a successful leader.
What can we learn from the ousted CEO of Scott Paper? How did Albert Dunlap’s fixed mindset hold his company back, and how can the rest of us avoid his mistakes? Albert Dunlap is the former executive of Scott Paper. He considered himself a hero and savior of struggling companies. We’ll briefly cover Albert Dunlap’s career at Scott Paper and examine why a fixed mindset is a bad quality in a leader. We’ll also look at the advantages of hiring with an eye for growth rather than talent.
How did Jack Welch of GE become one of the most successful CEOs in the world? What can we learn from Jack Welch’s growth mindset? Jack Welch was the chairman and CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2001. His growth mindset helped increase the value of GE by 4,000%. We’ll cover the three lessons about leadership we can learn from Jack Welch of General Electric, and how these lessons are all tied to having a growth mindset.
Who are examples of weak leaders in the history of CEOs? Why did they fail so spectacularly? Could those failures have been avoided? We’ll look at three weak leaders, all CEOs, whose fixed mindsets caused them to sacrifice their companies for their egos. Learn from their mistakes to benefit your entire organization.
Who is Anne Mulcahy? How did she turn Xerox from a company with billions in debt and abysmal stock prices to a wildly successful company? Anne Mulcahy was the chairperson and CEO of Xerox from 2001 to 2010. She turned the struggling company around in three years. We’ll cover how Anne Mulcahy of Xerox was so successful in her mission and what made her such a great leader.
What are some examples of bad leadership qualities? What are the worst of the characteristics of a bad leader? Are poor leadership qualities avoidable? We’ll cover why some of the biggest names in business, who thought they couldn’t fail, faltered due to bad leadership qualities. We’ll also look at why negative leadership traits are often associated with Carol Dweck’s concept of a fixed mindset.
What are the qualities of a good business? How do you turn a good business into a great business? We’ll cover six qualities of a good business, from Jim Collins’s classic Good to Great. Learn how to make your good business a great one.
What is the best use of technology in business? Should the role of technology in business be large or minimal? We’ll cover the surprising statistics that say that the best businesses don’t list technology as a key factor in their success. Learn the best role of technology in business, from Jim Collins’s Good to Great.
What is the leadership mindset that great leaders like Jack Welch of GE and Lou Gerstner of IBM have in common? How can you learn to make that leadership mindset your own? We’ll cover the leadership mindset that top CEOs share and look at examples of CEOs that lacked this leadership mindset…and failed miserably.
What makes a business successful? How can you turn a good business into a great one? In the process of analyzing and coding the various facets of the good-to-great companies and their comparisons, Jim Collins and his team were clued into key concepts by a number of surprising differences. Learn what makes a business successful, from Good to Great.