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IBM’s CEO SURVEY STRESSES CONNECTIONS With Stakeholders As Critical For Sustainability

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Look at IBM’s 2012 CEO Survey and its conclusion for leadership. I think we could use these conclusions in action in Congress: IBM conducted more than 1,700 in-depth, face-to-face interviews with CEOs, general managers and senior public sector leaders from around the globe. The newest CEO Study, the largest of its type ever undertaken, is the latest in the IBM C-suite Study Series. It explores how CEOs are responding to the complexity of increasingly interconnected organizations, markets, societies and governments – what we call the connected economy. Three themes emerged. Today's CEOs must:
  • Empower employees through values.
  • Engage customers as individuals.
  • Amplify innovation with partnerships.
Look at these three actions:  All require the connections of conversation, the willingness to listen (a hallmark of adaptability) and the desire for creative solutions through innovation.

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Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

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