CEO lessons in leadership and business

The trick is not to learn everything; it’s to learn the 20% that will cover the 80%.

This week, I was privileged to join our Digital leaders in an AMA with CEO, Greg Foran. He shared some fascinating stories about his career in retail, building cultural fluency and starting a new role in the crucible of COVID-19's impact on aviation and tourism. He also reflected on leadership and business lessons that have defined and directed his career.

As Greg speaks openly and consistently about his principles, it feels appropriate to share some of the reflections that resonated with me in terms of talent, leadership and culture.

Always tell the truth. You don’t have to remember anything if you don’t lie.

The trick is not to learn everything; it’s to learn the 20% that will cover the 80%.

You get one point for talking about it; you get nine points for doing it.

Get to the unvarnished truth. Build a real plan from this. Sell that plan to everyone and get them to believe it in.

The only sustainable competitive advantage you have is speed.

Don’t let scale determine who you are and what you want to be. Relative market share counts.

The grass is always greener on the other side but it takes longer to cut.


Great reflections for the end of the week.

Until next time,

M.

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