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If you are an aspiring senior leader or CEO, John dishes some tough love on what defines good leadership. Visit our website, JohnGSelf.Com, to learn how to accelerate your career while defining your brand.

It is stunning how many experts equate effective leadership with meeting performance metrics — increasing revenue, controlling expenses, growing profits, and boosting the company’s share price.

What an incredibly low bar for defining successful leadership.  Of course, those metrics are important but there is so much more to leadership than hitting the numbers. 

Today there is far more focus on the metrics that will yield a good year-end bonus and less interest on the soft issues — the people, the heart and soul of any business. 

If becoming a successful CEO is part of your career plan, this leadership disconnect and the widespread dysfunction it creates is a golden opportunity to differentiate your career brand.