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Management is More Important Than Leadership

Posted by Krister - The Leadership Archaeologist on May 23, 2018 8:37:47 AM

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You’ve seen the “management vs. leadership” memes that people post on LinkedIn. They tend to recirculate every month or two. Typically, they have two columns of text comparing and contrasting the qualities of a manager (always negative) with the qualities of a leader (always positive).

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Tags: leadership

Don’t Believe Your Own Hype

Posted by Krister - The Leadership Archaeologist on May 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Employees dreaded getting into an elevator with Steve Jobs. As soon as the doors closed, he would start grilling them about what they were working on, and they knew they’d better have a good story. Some of those encounters have become legendary. Most notably, an anonymous woman who, according to Ed Niehaus, inadvertently stepped into an elevator with Jobs and heard, just a few floors later, “We are not going to need you.”

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How the Best Leaders Say Sorry

Posted by Krister - The Leadership Archaeologist on May 7, 2018 5:39:20 PM

Could the key to increasing “employee engagement” be reducing “employee estrangement”?

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Tags: ceo coach, leadership, employee engagement

The Woman Smarter than Steve Jobs

Posted by Krister - The Leadership Archaeologist on Apr 30, 2018 6:28:42 PM

If you set out today to build a smartphone, you wouldn’t copy the original iPhone version 1.0 from 2007, would you? Why, then, do so many leaders try to emulate the Steve Jobs version 1.0 that was popularized in the Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography?

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Tags: Insider, ceo coach, leadership, emotional intellingence, employee engagement, executive coach

Silicon Valley has idolized Steve Jobs for decades—and it’s finally paying the price

Posted by Krister - The Leadership Archaeologist on Mar 5, 2018 1:56:00 PM

Click to view this article as it was originally published on the international publication quartz.com 

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Here's Why the CEO’s Marriage Matters

Posted by Krister - The Leadership Archaeologist on Feb 19, 2018 11:26:00 AM

A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that CEOs who are not married make more aggressive and volatile choices as leaders than their married peers do. The research shows that investing in firms led by an unwed CEO is a riskier investment than investing in firms with a married CEO.

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Krister is the award-winning CEO of a 3,000% growth company that grew from $1M to $30M in sales.  He's done business in 40 countries, built businesses in six and lived in three. Krister is the world's first Leadership Archaeologist.

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