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Archive for November, 2012

How you know when you’re getting old…

November 30, 2012 By: Andre Category: Life

A fish shows up to sing you happy birthday.

Andre Durand Birthday

CEO Bootcamp

November 20, 2012 By: Andre Category: Life

I recently participated in a one day CEO Bootcamp held by George Bradt of Prime Genesis. The President of Diners Club, senior individuals from Sears and several other notable firms were present. My takeaways follow.

Leadership
· People commit themselves to the cause of their leaders
· Inspired people connect to a shared purpose

Performance Management
· Objective setting is the most important part of performance management. Get the objectives right, it’s a big part of making sure people are motivated

Culture
There are three types of people. 1. Contributors, 2. Watchers, 3. Detractors
o You can only move people 1 position at a time
o Move detractors to watchers
o Move watchers to contributors
· “it takes 5 years to turn a culture around”

Wisdom
· “the only thing you can do alone is fail”
· “you’re never completely worthless if you can serve as a bad example.”

As a leader, be deliberate about
· What you do yourself well
· What you do yourself
· What you Delegate & Manage
· What you Delegate
· What you Do later
· What you should Never do

Situational Leadership
Know when and where as a leader you are
· Co-Creating an idea
· Consulting on an idea
· Testing an idea
· Selling an idea
· Telling people your idea