Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.
Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles with advice from CEOs.
“Dan Amos has been CEO of Aflac for almost 30 years. That’s pretty remarkable in the universe of Fortune 500 companies. So, what did Amos do to last that long?”
“It was through this experience that Culverhouse met with people from Northbrook, Illinois-based Old World Industries, one of the largest privately-held companies competing in the automotive aftermarket. They were interested in throwing their hat in the market and recruited Culverhouse to come aboard and run the division. Eventually, OWI became the number one supplier of diesel exhaust fluid in America under Culverhouse’s leadership.”
From Cameron Albert-Deitch: Culture Is Not About Providing a Company Keg. It’s Hiring People Who Actually Want to Have Beers Together
“Lyfe Marketing’s founders have been growing their startup at breakneck speed–and now their hiring strategy is showing signs of wear. So fellow Atlantan and Kabbage CEO Rob Frohwein shared some of the cultural know-how that made his $1 billion company one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces two years running.”
From the Portland Press Herald: Like a Boss: Interview with Lindsay Skilling, CEO of Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream
“Lindsay, what’s so exciting about your company is that you’re the fifth generation running the business, and that’s a new twist for Like A Boss. Could you start by just telling us about the history of Gifford’s?”
Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story
“Satya Nadella discusses the importance of empathy, culture, and leading by example.”
“We sought decision-making inspiration from battle-tested execs willing to relive their toughest calls. Our advice: When in doubt, trust the process—and make the call.”
Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone by Satya Nadella , Greg Shaw , et al.
The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors that Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders by Elena L. Botelho , Kim R. Powell , et al.
The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike
Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
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