Think big. Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page oversees a factory of the future in which computers plan your vacations, drive your cars and anticipate your desires. “Not enough people are focused on big change,” Page says.
— Adapted from “Larry Page Looks Ahead,” Miguel Helft, Fortune.
Make a statement. Leaders commit to success. Here’s how to throw in your lot with the people you lead: When leading a group or team, I will place the interests of the enterprise above my own.
— Adapted from “The 20 Most Powerful Words in Business,” Les McKeown, Inc.
Have a plan. Campbell Soup chief executive Denise Morrison did: “I knew from an early age that I wanted to lead a company. I observed that people are strategic about brands and business, but not necessarily strategic about themselves. I developed a strategic process for my career plan that set the final destination, developed the career track, identified skills to leverage and skills to build, took line positions to gain experience, and soughtand training on the job.”
— Adapted from “Secrets of my success,” The Washington Post.