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How do you spend your time as a leader?

How do you spend your time as a leader? – CEO Reflections #6

For the sake of productivity, I regularly monitor how I spend my time as outlined in the book “The Effective Executive”. The method described by Peter Drucker in his book The Effective Executive essentially means you keep a time study of and for yourself. If applicable, you could have someone else with insight into your …

Autocratic Leadership Explained by a CEO, Pros/Cons, Examples

Sadly, I have met quite a number of autocratic leaders during my fifteen years as a leader in the private industry. The style has a very bad reputation I would say, and you should avoid using it. If you are using autocratic leadership, chances are you are unaware of it. What is Autocratic Leadership?Autocratic leadership …

Bureaucratic Leadership Explained by a CEO!

As a CEO, I have encountered bureaucratic leadership many times during my leadership career. Bureaucratic leadership has both pros and cons and is worth understanding a bit better. Even though Bureaucratic Leadership sounds both outdated and boring, it can be put to good use, as I will explain in this article, including pros, cons, and …
This is what an upset specialist promoted to micro manager could look like..

When the best specialist is made manager purely on that merit – CEO Reflections #5

I have several times encountered managers that got their title for being the best expert within their specialty. Being the best engineer, the best salesperson, or the best cook does not automatically mean you are fit to lead your previous peers. In fact, it can be counterproductive and devastating for the productivity of an entire …
Your posture effects how you are perceived as a leader

Leadership posture: lead with your body! – CEO Reflections #4

Posture for leaders It is a well-known fact that body language stands for a very high portion of our message when we communicate. I will explain how posture affects you in a leadership position as well as provide some do’s and don’ts in the area of posture. Keep in mind that a leader’s posture and …
Six leadership tips for good NPD project outcome

6 NPD tips for leaders – CEO Reflections #3

New product development projects, often referred to as NPD projects, often miss out on these six important corner stones for securing great end results. The results are all too often a disappointment. Use these six leadership tips to reduce the risks in your new development project! I have participated in many projects developing new products, …
Leaders should not make uneducated guesses

Why leaders should avoid uneducated guessing – CEO Reflection #2

When a leader makes uneducated guesses, he or she might lose the respect of others. I believe some leaders do this because they feel obliged or expected to always ” have the, answers”. It is almost always better to admit that you simply do not know and try to find the answer together. or at …
What is a management team? Here's what one could look like.

What is a Management Team? What is its purpose, structure and meeting frequency?

A management team is a collection of top managers who set the strategy and run the operations of an organization together with its top leader. The management team can meet anywhere from weekly to monthly or quarterly, depending on the type of business and the team setup. It is normally structured around the direct reports …
Margaret Thatcher, one of the female leaders quoted in our list

14 Leadership quotes by women

A list of some of our favorite leadership quotes by women contains a real nice mix of characters. Some quotes are from famous politicians, and some of the more recent ones are from the business world. Margaret Thatcher meets Arianna Huffington in this list of leadership quotes. You read a lot of leadership quotes these …
Lonely at the top? Find a good advisor - Leadership advice

Lonely at the top? Find a good advisor – CEO Reflections #1

Do you need more feedback as a leader? Do you need someone to talk confidentially with? It is lonely on the top of the pyramid sometimes. Here is one way to get an adviser that I have discovered during my career as a leader, especially when it comes to the management teams I have headed. …

About the Author

Carl Lindberg is a global business leader that has led organizations of more than 1000 people and 200-500 MUSD revenue. During his career, he has led employees in twenty different countries and has lived in three continents. Learn from him and his leadership experience by attending the Democratic Leadership Course.

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