3 Secret Signs of Highly Effective Leadership
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- What gets me super-excited? Discussing shop with executives at leading-companies that make up our everyday environment, of course! By chatting to the president of XYZ Corp.'s major division, one is able to garner the deep insights into business that aren't readily apparent in Securities and Exchange Commission filings. I like to call this approach reverse-engineered stock analysis, trying to ascertain the nuances of a company that ultimately go onto be shared to investors in the form of financial results every three months. Some of the best talks I've had, believe it or not, were with supply chain and logistics executives who have fun things to share on fuel consumption for a newly launched truck fleet or methods underway to better stack boxes in the truck to extract more efficiencies.
So it's with a great deal of confidence that I'm often able to identify a good leader from a confused, or ineffective, leader. The development of that gut instinct has taken years but it's very special to have in the analytical arsenal. Starbucks'
On the other hand, there are ineffective leaders, such as Eddie Lampert at Sears
You -- John and Jane Doe investor -- must be able to identify effective leadership from earnings calls and assorted presentations at investment bank conferences as your resource pool is likely different than mine. Remember, the smiley faces under the executive team section of the investor relations page shape the financials of the company in which you are part owner.
Here are three things that define an effective leader.
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