What’s the best way to motivate employees? Career analyst Dan Pink gave a fantastic presentation at the TEDGlobal 2009 conference titled “The Puzzle of Motivation,” where he discussed the science behind extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivators.
Monthly Archives: December 2012
Earlier this week I continued my series about the three most important tools a CEO needs to succeed: credibility, competence, and caring.
All humans are fallible.
CEOs are humans.
Therefore, all CEOs are fallible.
Okay, I’m sure you didn’t need this syllogism to be convinced of the fallibility of CEOs. But Aristotle’s work in logic from the 4th century B.C.
The struggles many companies are facing today reminded me of this story. Like most Americans I distinctly remember where I was on September 11, 2001.
Check out this infographic by CEO.com and DOMO about how much CEO reputation can impact customers and investors. I think this is an interesting follow up to my last post about how Aristotle’s Rhetoric has important lessons for CEO credibility.
Bust of Aristotle. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek bronze original by Lysippos from 330 BC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Aristotle’s Rhetoric from the 4th century B.C. has many lessons for CEOs today striving to do their best.
How many ways can a CEO fail? Over the next several months I will count the ways. These failure modes involve the CEO acting in some manner that harms their ability to lead the organization.
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