Exceptional Leadership: The Role of The CEO
There are thousands of books and articles on how to be a successful business leader, and they keep coming. However, they can be complex, too theoretical and often reflect one individual’s view of the world. The basics of leadership have not changed. What has, is that to lead effectively in today’s world, you must deliver these basics at a much higher level of performance.
The objective of this session is to highlight the key factors, techniques, challenges, and sometimes outright deficiencies which I have identified and observed during my 20 year period as a Chairman with Vistage International, thus providing an essential checklist of what successful leaders do, or could do better, to outperform their competition, and practice Exceptional Leadership.
There is a lot of material in the handout, which could be of value on several fronts:
- A check list of good practice. Much of this material a longer standing Vistage member will have covered at some point before, but it is always worth reflecting on how many of the items on the list have been substantially put into practice. Standing back and looking at a comprehensive overview and audit of progress can be helpful.
- The biggest challenges and pitfalls identified. These have become a priority action list for my own Vistage members to overcome, and I consider them great opportunities to get right.
- A few ideas or new areas of leadership opportunity which may not have been covered before.
In this three-hour workshop, I will pick out a selection of specific challenges and new ideas to work on, mainly from paragraphs 2 two and three above.