Greg Lucier has a degree in engineering from the Pennsylvania state university and an MBA from Harvard University. He has held various positions at the general electric corporation in the medical systems division. He has been a corporate officer, a CEO, a president, a GE and has been responsible for an increase of 3.5 billion dollars. He has therefore led the company to profits and in turn progress. He then moved into the life technologies corporation as a CEO and chairman consecutively. He also was the board chairman, president and CEO at Invitrogen Corporation. He has been a part of the board of trustees at Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research.
Today, he is the chief executive of life technologies which is a biotechnology company. He has been well known in the industry since quite some time and hence, he is expected to take this company to new heights as well. He has done wonders with the previous companies and he is been doing great with life technologies as well. Hence, one might see the company growing in no time at all. It will then be known as one of the top most biotechnology company. Such is the stature of Greg Lucier! Hence, “Life technologies” has been more than happy to have him on board.
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Innovation threatens the status quo where many people have made a fortune and want to live comfortably. Scott Painter has spent his entire career on the cutting edge of the auto sales industry. He has learned that established dealerships want to sell cars through traditional methods, and without much competition. The Internet offers many different approaches to sales that happen in the local market in any state in the country. The challenge becomes complying with 50 different sets of automobile sales laws. Understanding these differences has made Scott Painter and his company, TrueCar, take a close look at the business operation.
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Most leaders naturally fall into either the climber or connector camp. They are either highly positional or highly relational. Which type of leader are you? Take a look at some of the differences between climbers and connectors:
Climbers Think Vertical—Connectors Think Horizontal
Climbers are always acutely aware of who is ahead of them and who is behind them in the standings or on the organizational chart. They are the way I was as a young leader reading the reports to see where they rank. Moving up is very important, and the idea of moving down is terrible. Connectors, on the other hand, are focused on moving over to where other people are. They think more about who is on the journey with them and how they can come alongside them. Continue reading “What Kind Of Leader Are You?”
Leaders become better leaders when they experience a defining moment and respond to it correctly. Anytime they experience a breakthrough, it allows the people who follow them to also benefit. The difficulty with defining moments is that you don’t get to choose them. You can’t sit down with your calendar and say, “I’m going to schedule a defining moment for next Tuesday at eight o’clock.” You cannot control when they will come. However, you can choose how you will handle them when they come, and you can take steps to prepare for them. Here’s how:
Reflect on Defining Moments from the Past
It’s said that those who do not study history are destined to repeat its mistakes. That statement applies not only in a broad sense to a nation or culture but also to individuals and their personal histories. The best teacher for a leader is evaluated experience. To predict how you will handle defining moments in the future, look at the ones from your past. Continue reading “Defining Your Moments As Leader”
Defining Moments Show Us Who We Really Are
Most days in our lives come and go they are much like all the others and don’t stand out. But there are a few days that are unlike all the others. They do stand out because they give us an opportunity to stand up, be set apart from the rest of the crowd, and seize that moment or to remain sitting with the rest of the crowd and let it pass. These moments which bring for better or worse condition define us and they show us what we are really made of. We often focus on the milestones of life, important events that mark seasons and accomplishments. We happily anticipate a graduation, wedding, or promotion. But some of our defining moments come as a total surprise, often appearing during times of crisis:
• Facing a personal failure
• Taking a stand on an issue
• Experiencing suffering
• Being asked to forgive
• Making an unpleasant choice Continue reading “Strategic Management To Become Better Leader”
One of the leaders that popular is Winston Churchill, England’s prime minister who stood up against the Nazis during World War II. He was a leader’s leader! He once remarked, “In every age there comes a time when a leader must come forward to meet the needs of the hour. Therefore, there is no potential leader who does not have an opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Tragically, there are times when a leader does not rise to the hour.”
What determines whether a leader emerges to meet the challenge of the hour? More to the point, what will determine whether you will step forward to successfully meet the challenges you face? The determination factor is how you handle certain critical moments in your life. These moments will define who you are as a person and as a leader.
How Will You Be Defined?
If you are familiar with philosophy of leadership and, then you know that everyone have their own opportunities to growth. In fact that, there is a not overnight success and from the core principles of John C. Maxwell there is Law of Process call “The Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” which states, “Leadership develops daily, not in a day”. In additional, the choices we make in critical moments help to form us and to inform others about who are we.