We have an extraordinary guest to share with you today.
Karen Walker is a consultant, author, and advisor to CEOs and senior leaders. She helps her clients grow their companies, with successful outcomes which include IPOs, acquisitions, market share increases, and significant leadership development.
Her clients include Inc. 500 start-ups and Fortune 500 firms. Her work helps senior leaders create internal strategies to support their organization’s external growth. She is also the author of the recent book, No Dumbing Down: A No-Nonsense Guide For CEOs On Organizational Growth.
Prior to launching her consultancy, Karen was employee #104 at Compaq Computer, then the fastest growing company in America. In her fourteen years as VP of operating services, she helped spur the creation of more than $15 billion in value. She resides in Jupiter, Florida, although she can most often be found aloft in seat 2C.
“We don’t know how to get from bad team to good team, but we know the difference when we’re in one.”
Karen’s tips to avoid “dumbing down” within your company:
Create and sustain internal alignment within your company
Hold yourself accountable, your team accountable, and guide your team to hold themselves accountable.
3) Blind Spots:
Identify and resolve your blind spots.
The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway
“Find a way to connect to something. Find it as early as you can in your career. Connect to something outside yourself – something bigger than your small self. That will lead you to what I think is most important: thinking bigger: thinking bigger about the impact you can have, and thinking bigger about what’s possible for you and your organization. In order to do that, you have to really work on getting rid of your blind spots, understanding your strengths, and really connecting with what’s outside yourself.”
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