The Advice I'm Giving CEOs This Year
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The best CEOs I work with are always learning," says Stephen Miles, founder and chief executive of The Miles Group. "The certainties of today - whether it's relying on a particular business model or banking on a 'category killer' or operating under a particular regulatory framework - can be up-ended and disrupted tomorrow. Corporate chiefs who internalize this reality are best equipped to steer their companies through disruption."
As a coach to CEOs and boards worldwide, Mr. Miles asks executives and directors to regularly examine their own leadership style - to see what is working and what is not. Four questions for leaders to consider this year are:
1. Are you enrolling your employees - or conscripting them? "The command-and-control leadership framework has tremendous strengths, which is why the military has employed it forever. In particular, it can deliver outstanding results in high stress situations. But outside of those situations, leaders need to go beyond this 'conscription' model to 'enroll' their teams and organizations.
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