Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, faced the 2008 financial crisis with no guarantee that the financial industry or America would recover… Indra Nooyi, former chairman and CEO of Pepsico, moved from India to the United States and often felt like a “fish out of water” because she struggled to fit in… Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target, had a humble upbringing. His dad died when he was young, so Brian worked lots of odd jobs as a kid to make money for things he needed…
Tom Brady is what I describe as the real deal. He’s an authentic leader who understands who he is and never tries to be anyone else, all the while remaining thoughtful, humble, and down to earth in spite of all of his success. There’s no question he’s a determined, disciplined, make-it-happen guy who knows how to win.
Being promoted to a manager position is exciting for any aspiring leader, but before you pop the champagne, you might want to take a moment and prepare yourself for the reality of the job. It’s normal for new managers to feel pressure when stepping into a role with higher expectations. Taking on a management position can be tough, especially when your former peers have to report to you. Leading people isn’t easy, and when your team members come to you with problems that you don’t know the answers to, it can leave you scrambling or feeling unqualified.
When was the last time YOU recognized someone? How did you recognize them? A simple thank you? A heartfelt note explaining specific ways this person impacted you? What was the response?