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Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

“No matter what people say about culture, it’s all tied to who gets promoted, who gets raises and who gets fired,” he said. “You can have your stated culture, but the real culture is defined by compensation, promotions and terminations. Basically, people seeing who succeeds and fails in the company defines culture. The people who succeed become role models for what’s valued in the organization, and that defines culture.”

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

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Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

‘By definition if there’s leadership, it means there are followers, and you’re only as good as the followers. I believe the quality of the followers is in direct correlation to the respect you hold them in. It’s not how much they respect you that is most important. It’s actually how much you respect them. It’s everything.’

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

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Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

This has inspired a kind of running game I’ve played with many chief executives: If you could ask somebody only one question, and you had to decide on the spot whether to hire them based on their answer, what would it be?

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

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Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

“They should never assume that they can predict what experiences will teach them the most about what they value, or about what their life should be,” she said. “You have to be open and alert at every turn to the possibility that you’re about to learn the most important lesson of your life.”

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

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Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

His biggest career inflection points, he told me, came from chance meetings, giving rise to his advice: “Play in traffic.”

“It means that if you go push yourself out there and you see people and do things and participate and get involved, something happens,” he said. “Both of my great occasions in life happened by accident simply because I showed up.”

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

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Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

His biggest career inflection points, he told me, came from chance meetings, giving rise to his advice: “Play in traffic.”

“It means that if you go push yourself out there and you see people and do things and participate and get involved, something happens,” he said. “Both of my great occasions in life happened by accident simply because I showed up.”

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

nytimes.com

Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

Mr. Green added: “You sacrifice and you’re a victim, or you sacrifice because it’s the right thing to do and you have pride in it. Huge difference. Simple thing. Huge difference.”

The story captures a quality I’ve always admired in some people. They own their job, whatever it is.

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

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Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

This has inspired a kind of running game I’ve played with many chief executives: If you could ask somebody only one question, and you had to decide on the spot whether to hire them based on their answer, what would it be?

I’d nominate a question that surfaced during my interview with Bob Brennan, an executive director at CA Technologies, a software firm, who was the chief of Iron Mountain, the records-management company, when I spoke with him.

“I want to know how willing people are to really talk about themselves,” Mr. Brennan said. “So if I ask you, ‘What are the qualities you like least and most in your parents?’ you might bristle at that, or you might be very curious about it, or you’ll just literally open up to me. And obviously if you bristle at that, it’s too vulnerable an environment for you.”

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

nytimes.com

Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

This has inspired a kind of running game I’ve played with many chief executives: If you could ask somebody only one question, and you had to decide on the spot whether to hire them based on their answer, what would it be?

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

nytimes.com

Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

By definition if there’s leadership, it means there are followers, and you’re only as good as the followers. I believe the quality of the followers is in direct correlation to the respect you hold them in. It’s not how much they respect you that is most important. It’s actually how much you respect them. It’s everything

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

nytimes.com

Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

“No matter what people say about culture, it’s all tied to who gets promoted, who gets raises and who gets fired,” he said. “You can have your stated culture, but the real culture is defined by compensation, promotions and terminations. Basically, people seeing who succeeds and fails in the company defines culture. The people who succeed become role models for what’s valued in the organization, and that defines culture.”

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

nytimes.com

Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

Better to understand leadership as a series of paradoxes.

Leaders, for example, need humility to know what they don’t know, but have the confidence to make a decision amid the ambiguity. A bit of chaos can help foster creativity and innovation, but too much can feel like anarchy. You need to be empathetic and care about people, but also be willing to let them go if they’re dragging down the team. You have to create a sense of urgency, but also have the patience to bring everybody on the team along.

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

nytimes.com

Ilias Benjelloun

41 days ago

Leaders, for example, need humility to know what they don’t know, but have the confidence to make a decision amid the ambiguity.

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

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149 days ago

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The Spreadsheet

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