Of course! A CEO needs to be charming as conflicts are inevitable in leadership and daily management. Otherwise, he or she cannot execute his or her vision and strategies if his or her leadership cannot be adequately perceived. In addition, his or her career can be in jeopardy, whether the person is a national leader or the head of a Fortune 500 company. There were 253 Fortune 1000 CEO Replacements in 2014, Man: Woman = 252:1, some of which were due to poor conflict management.
A CEO almost lost his job because of the conflicts with his team and his public image. Nevertheless, he became charming in less than 3 months since we identified his “missing software” and installed it smoothly through the 6Q Approach. Read more…
Recently, another issue emerges– How to Win Hearts and Minds?
A CEO spent several months annually visiting his global offices since he found eye to eye and belly to belly was the most efficient way to communicate. I agree with him except he could spend a whole year visiting offices if his company got bigger than today since he only had 24 hours a day.
As a company grows, leaders have to win hearts and minds through management team building and system designing, and in the meantime, be charming. The management team building should start with the right people instead of the best training. The system should be multi-tasking instead of singular as all steps are somehow connected. These often are not hard to achieve if we can go beyond IQ, EQ and behavior approach and identify the “missing software.” The differences can be more significant with more steps involved, for example,
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On the other hand, it is more critical to be charming and win hearts and minds during tough time, for example, mass lay-offs due to Automation. McKinsey research suggested about 15% of current work could be automated by 2030, which can potentially impact nearly 800 million workers globally. While mass lay-offs can save companies massive costs, they can also create greater inequality and “massive disruption.” It is wise for companies to re-skill or redeploy their existing workforce if possible instead of simply discarding them. A lot of time, money, headaches, and tears can be saved if we can anticipate existing workforce’s development needs before “the 360-degree evaluation” and make their learning easy and fast.
Empathy, communication, conflict management and public image are fundamental to a CEO’s charisma. In addition to people skills, a CEO also needs vision, dignity, problem-solving, etc. to win hearts and minds, especially during the storm. Because a leader’s charisma optimizes his or her leadership efficiency, a part of our Level 5 leadership development is to help leaders be charming and win hearts and minds. What makes a CEO charming? Here are some examples:
Regarding management team building and other aspects, please visit 8 Dimensions of How to Be a CEO.
How to Be Charming, Win Hearts and Minds Efficiently?
Different leaders have different kinds of charisma. There is no fixed format. We empower leader(s), team(s) and system(s) according to their development needs today and tomorrow. For more information, please click here.
As the talent war, competition, change, and disruption intensify, how a CEO stays charming and wins hearts and minds has become increasingly important. As the new storm is coming, such as the “massive workforce disruption” or massive lay-offs due to Automation, a CEO’s Vision, Power, Humility and Will matter more than before. These rules apply to all other leaders.
You can take a mini leadership assessment to see how you are doing. Many businesses and leaders have development needs at personal, interpersonal or institutional levels. Usually, it is not hard to improve if we can identify the “missing software.” Contact us with your issue even if it is impossible to anyone else.
About the Author
Bin Yang is the Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com), a leading consulting firm that focuses on building exceptional leaders to strengthen society and solves the hardest issues in leadership and performance that no one else can. She is also the author of Identify Your “Missing Software,” Go from Good to Great Efficiently. For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture or appointment, please contact us at 310-668-1828.
Mental health is # 1 priority to many leaders as it can impact many aspects of individuals and businesses, including individual well-being, productivity and creativity. The solution should address access and approach, and the 6Q approach can make significant differences in the second part.
Mental health management is also a key of Health Quotient as well as personal and team management. Not everyone needs to be a mental health expert, but it is important to know how to take the right approach, recognize common issues and take the right action, including when to go to experts. A few years agao, Ben Congleton, CEO of Olark, encouraged his web developer Madalyn Parker to take 2 days off for her mental health. It went viral after Ms. Parker shared the experience at twitter. That also implied that many people do not handle the mental health matter wisely.
Different Approaches, Different Results
Traditional approach focuses on individuals (personal development, coping skills, and past performance), and uses behavior tools before individuals are “ill’ and Western medicine afterwards. Some people stigmatize others with “mental issues.” However, outside world matter, partial tools cannot solve all issues, and the right attitude is the first step to take the right action.
We evaluate individuals at micro and macro levels, get to the root causes of their behaviors, help them get on the right track, and target issues with the right tools. The results can be at least 10 times faster. Quit Addiction, End GI Bleeding is a good example– We helped the business owner strengthen his Adversity Quotient, stopped his alcohol addiction in 1 week and ended his GI bleeding that lasted for over 2 years.
How to Manage Mental Health Issues Efficiently?
In addition to the right approach, individuals also need to know common mental health issues and actions to take. Mental health issues can be pathological and need medical attention, such as bipolar. Non-pathological ones often need no medication but may require great analysis and physical and psychological care, for example, burn out. Individuals usually need experts for the first group and may try to work with the second one if they know how.
What gets a person here may not get the person there as the internal and external resources required and challenges can be different. The more stress a person needs to handle, the more skills the person should be able to learn or gain. One efficient way to optimize individuals’ productivity and mental health is place them at the right environment.
How Can The Prince Synergy Help You?
We assess individual mental health management through the 6Q Assessment and empower them according to their needs. We also help individuals and businesses know their talent, make wise placements or investment, strengthen and restore their physical and mental health if needed.
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