Countless books have been written, presentations delivered, and workshops conducted on leadership: what great leaders do; how great leaders became great leaders; how you, too, can become a great leader. It’s understandable.
A colleague of mine has a boss, the CEO of their company, who thinks that as CEO he should have all of the “answers.” Of course he doesn’t have all of the answers and he knows it.
These are unprecedented times. And much uncertainty remains. Understandably, like all business leaders, you’re anxious.
It seems to me that more young people than ever are suffering angst about their careers. They’ve started working, they’re energetic, they’re ambitious … but they’re not sure what it will take to succeed, to get ahead.
Make no mistake about it. The consequences are severe. When you don’t live up to your commitments, the people who judge you—harshly—are your team.
Ray Zinn, founder and CEO of Micrel, is the longest serving CEO of a publicly traded company in Silicon Valley. He led the microchip company to profitability in 36 of 37 years,