Comments on: Leadership lessons from a Wall Street consultant http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: lsmith0192 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/comment-page-1/#comment-40093 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:55:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14490#comment-40093 I don’t know about anyone else, but whether it was in school or in the workplace, I’ve always encountered people who I’ve thought “are terrible at leading”. Some people just naturally know how to be successful and who can lead others in the same direction. But then there are some who are awful at both. I never wanted to be the latter so I’m always looking for ways to grow personally, professionally, and as a leader to be as successful as I can. A friend lent me a book she just read called “How to Avoid the Common Failure” by Michael Horton. You can find out more on his website www.hortonadvantedge.com and you can pick up the book at www.gettothepointbooks.com. She highly recommends doing both. It’s a great reference and motivational book to really give you a push in the right direction!

]]>
By: yeahyeahyeahx http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/comment-page-1/#comment-39665 Thu, 31 May 2012 03:50:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14490#comment-39665 Wow this is incredible story for me . I will do my best to apply this in my everyday life.

]]>
By: mfw13 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/comment-page-1/#comment-39659 Wed, 30 May 2012 23:12:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14490#comment-39659 Funny how the President of the United States is able to manage the entire Executive branch of the US government for a salary of around 400K a year.

Conclusion: Most CEO’s are vastly overpaid

]]>
By: Ademanaonge http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/comment-page-1/#comment-39657 Wed, 30 May 2012 22:29:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14490#comment-39657 Felix – I think the author has a valid point. So many workers today are besieged by information overload. You may be able to track this. You’re smart, and your livelihood depends on aggregating tons of data. But many people can’t analyze and synthesize data like you. I’ve spoken with quite a few executives, and the constant stream of information is problematic. People have to learn how to turn it off sometimes.

]]>
By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/comment-page-1/#comment-39653 Wed, 30 May 2012 20:28:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14490#comment-39653 @jomiku, am I reading you right? Are you arguing that focusing on driving makes a driver more likely to have an accident?!?

]]>
By: jomiku http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/comment-page-1/#comment-39652 Wed, 30 May 2012 19:40:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14490#comment-39652 The real problem with the V.Tech story and its use is that it looks after the fact at accidents. It doesn’t measure how often you’re distracted and don’t crash. The study is fine but the use of it is plainly stupid: you can’t know when a problem will arise or when an accident will occur so it’s absolutely ridiculous to say “focus, focus, focus” when a) maybe focus will cause an accident by something as simple as blinkering you and b) it’s simply impossible to focus all the time. You don’t know what you need to focus on all the time. That text message may be an important business problem. You glance at it and save your business. Or you don’t because you’re focused and it’s too late. Silly gibberish idiotic prattling about focus.

]]>
By: Eericsonjr http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/comment-page-1/#comment-39646 Wed, 30 May 2012 17:37:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14490#comment-39646 Felix is against consultants (good) but he is for distractions.

Because he is a blogger.

]]>
By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/comment-page-1/#comment-39645 Wed, 30 May 2012 17:27:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14490#comment-39645 jfruh, yeah. That’s the difference between New York and not New York.

]]>
By: jfruh http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/comment-page-1/#comment-39644 Wed, 30 May 2012 17:01:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14490#comment-39644 Curmudgeon — you know that many, many buildings in New York higher than six floors, right?

]]>
By: jfruh http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/30/leadership-lessons-from-a-wall-street-consultant/comment-page-1/#comment-39643 Wed, 30 May 2012 17:01:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14490#comment-39643 Curmudgeon — you know that many, many buildings in New York higher than six floors, right?

]]>