Catherine the Great, CEO: 7 Principles to Guide & Inspire by Alan Axelrod

By Alan Axelrod

During this 6th quantity of Alan Axelrod's renowned CEO sequence, he dispenses the knowledge of a feminine monarch for the 1st time considering his Businessweek bestseller Elizabeth I, CEO. Catherine the nice traveled from Germany to Russia at purely 14 years of age, and rose to develop into essentially the most impressive, robust, and alluring rulers in background. Axelrod profiles this robust and liked chief, reading her characteristics of mind, center, and personality, and distilling her phrases and activities into greater than a hundred useful and glossy management classes. girls, specifically, will have fun with this learn of a job model—one of purely Russian tsars ever to earn the identify “Great.” 

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Any good at math at There’s a lot of invention going on and I have to all, you understand pick which things are important and express business—it’s not its them to the user. ” Business, on the other hand, requires no special expertise in his view. “If you’re any good at math at all, you understand business—it’s not its own deep, deep subject,” he observed in 1992. It required just 10 percent of his own “mental cycle,” he said. START YOUNG Gates preference for recruiting the brightest graduates straight out of college is well known.

Once unfashionable in corporate America, in the wake of the computer revolution the technical experts—or techies—have risen to prominence. For the first time ever, a high level of technical understanding was essential to understand the strategic possibilities that the brave new world of information technology opened up. The traditional generalist executive was out of his depth. Many still can’t even operate the computer on their desk, let alone program one. The new entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley didn’t wear suits.

Of course, the pejorative use of the word nerd is an indication of the value society attached to a certain set of characteristics and attitudes-a hang-over, in fact, from earlier days when physical prowess and being down-to-earth were regarded as more valuable attributes. What we are now experiencing is a shift in values. ” BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME 22 This represents a significant shift in economic power. It has been likened to the change that took place during the industrial revolution when the application of technology in factories altered employment patterns and wealth distribution beyond all recognition.

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