Chief Executive Officers act as mentors to the enterprise to speed people along their personal and corporate lifecycles. They may not develop silver-bullet theories, but they are experts in leadership because they practice it daily. And many of them have spent years honing their leadership styles, studying what works and what doesn’t, and then teaching others.
I believe in people first, and everthing else second. Some believe that market, technology, financial backing, and even luck play an equal or more important role compared to team when it comes to the success of the enterprise. I believe in only one thing….and that’s people.
Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen….versus managing people to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively.
I began my engineering career at NCR in 1988. Shortly thereafter, NCR entered into