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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

I had the benefit of attending last years Citrix iForum in Edinburgh when they had a Business/IT Directors Track that was chaired or organised by Rene Carayol. From that I have kept an eye on his web site and suscribed to his updates. From this I recently received the following:


Leadership Essentials


1 It is essential as the Inspired Leader to select talent better than yourself! Ensure they are A players, as you will want them to recruit talent better than themselves. Most B players do not have the required confidence or self belief and consequently tend to recruit C players, and C players recruit D players. Stop the rot now!

2 Effective leaders exude a strong sense of confidence and drive to inspire others - Optimism is not a mood swing but a way of life for the best leaders.

3 "Hiring diverse, even eccentric people, mixing them up in unexpected ways, and asking them to do something unusual can prompt surprising ideas" - Business Week 2002

4 In order to achieve your stated goals the first and most difficult step is to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.

5 Ambition is apparent in all great leaders what separates the Inspired Leader is their ability to put the ambitions of the organisation above their own personal ambitions.

6 Most executives are overworked and far too busy. It is important to challenge your workload on a regular basis and be brutal with what no longer needs your attention and learn to delegate.

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2006 12:10 PM IT Management | Back to top

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My boss always says, and it may sound simplistic but its true:

Leaders lead.

Many organizations try to create leaders where maybe they should just observe and see who the leaders are that they already have.

Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Aug 24, 2006 1:56 PM

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