"For Someone who is watching this and wants to be a Successful Global Business Leader, what are the skill sets? Is it Hardwork, Learning how to read well, keep continuously reading, learning how to speak well? Yes...and,
David Rubenstein recently interviewed Andrew Liveris - Chairman of Lucid and former CEO of Dow Chemical. Picked up some interesting learnings.
22:23: Leadership Insights.
"For Someone who is watching this and wants to be a Successful Global Business Leader, what are the skill sets? Is it Hardwork, Learning how to read well, keep continuously reading, learning how to speak well? Yes! Andrew also agreed with all those things. He also talked about Preparation.
"I would Prepare - well before I got the job of was given the job or was given the nod. I would know as much about what I was about to be offered or asked to do, before taking on the role, before I actually did it".
More from Andrew - "I think - Preparing, so that when you get the right to talk, you actually have the knowledge to speak to it. People have gotten bored with facts - so blend it with interest. Personalize the facts, show examples and then demonstrate it, you". Watch David Rubenstein Show: Andrew Liveris - Bloomberg
I highlight this insight because it's often overlooked. Do you really take the time to prepare - for that interview, that promotion you're gunning for? That new Leadership Opportunity?
Are you ready to share a POV on how you would Lead? Your Hopes, Fears or Concerns and Mitigation Strategies? Do you have a Vision for the Organization? Some ideas on what you would prioritize and why?
No leader has all the answers - but listen to how Andrew approaches preparation. Good learnings here, have a Great Week ahead.
In some organizations, leaders and employees alike receive the implicit message that asking questions is an unwanted challenge to authority. They are trained to focus on their work without looking closely at the process or their overall goals. Why?
Started out with a focus on the gifts of Solomon, Job, Joshua – over the years, I added a few more prayer points, based on other notable leaders. Individuals who used God Given talents to impact the lives of others.
The quotes are not new. As aspiring leaders, we've all heard some version of these words, many times before. No shortage of successful people with YouTube videos offering us advice on how to "make it", in life.
Interesting take from Sahil Bloom on 10 "Razors" he finds useful. I'm a firm believer in the importance of living intentionally - though I will confess that doing so is often much easier said than done. I do see value in each of the 10 Razor's Sahil defines in this illustration - here are my Top 5.
“First of all, make sure you’re clear about who you are and what you stand for and what excites you, what are your passions?” And really, really spend some time thinking about that, doing a personal inventory”