How do you define talent?
• Highly Competent
• Impeccable Character
• Excellent Communicator
• Positive Attitude
• Creative /Innovative
• Risk Tolerant
• Strong Drive
• Solid Team Player
CEO of Xerox and the third most powerful woman in the world!
• Build a network of great relationships with
people who want to see you succeed.
• You don’t have all of the answers, so ask for help
and advice from the smartest people you can find
and get on your team.
• Learn to be a learner.
• Listen intently to your employees and to your
What Inhibits Execution?
National Survey of 4,000 Senior Executives
4. Inability to work together (21%)
3. Company culture (23%)
2. Economic climate (29%)
1. Holding onto the past /
unwillingness to CHANGE (35%)
Where are we going + how will we behave on the way?
Praise + Celebration Focus
Eliminate Mediocrity “No”
Measure / Track
Communicate Stakeholders +
Transparency guiding collation
Vision + Values
Training + Strategy
time / money / Plans
supplies / people Goals / Objectives
Tactics / Actions
Procedures / Protocols
Clear / consistent / relentless Repeatable Process
Master the first five… and then focus them on number six!
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