191:How Exceptional Executives Rise to Power, an interview with Ron Carucci

Ron Carucci, Co-Founder of Navalent

Bill Ringle and Ron Carucci discuss how to recognize the dangers and reap the rewards of rising to power in a business.

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Top Take-Aways from this Interview

  • Why it is that most leaders fail within their first 18 months of being appointed to leadership
  • What hiring teams need to do to set up new leaders for success
  • The significance of Leading out Loud, and becoming an intentional leader
  • Overview of the Rise to Power Diagram and what it can do for leaders
  • Some of the factors that isolate leaders.

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Read the Show Notes from this Episode

2:06 How Alvin Toffler inspired Ron when he was a boy. “He was always an intellectual hero of mine.”

3:06 “There’s a limit to the absorption rate people can adapt.”

3:40 “More than half of [leaders] fail within their first 18 months.”

5:03 “The organizational obstacles put in people’s way on their way towards broader leadership are pervasive, it’s a wonder any of them succeed.”

6:46 “What leader or HR department isn’t saying we aren’t getting enough talent in?”

7:30 On the importance of interviews and resumes: “You have a recipe, you have a formula, we’d like you to repeat your success here…without understanding the context.”

9:07 “You can’t be such an outsider or such an abrasive force that the organization doesn’t trust you.”

9:14 “Nobody knows how bad things are more than the people who are already there.”

10:23 “Most leaders don’t want to do diagnostics.”

13:06 Case study of a problem client, who suddenly had a change of heart and decided to go in a more cohesive direction. – “They co-authored their future together in a way that built trust.”

16:13 Why it’s crucial for top leaders to be vulnerable and make changes.

16:46 On leaders in the spotlight – “They need to behave as if everything they’re doing and saying has a megaphone strapped to their mouth 24/7.”

18:02 On Leading Out Loud – “Never assume people are clairvoyant and reading your mind.”

18:41 The essentials of the Rise to Power diagram – “As you plan and navigate your ascent, there are predictable phases.”

22:16 “We all come readily wired to want our individuality noticed.”

24:19 “Any leader who wants to do it well will suffer.”

25:06 “Every executive I’ve ever consulted with has a moment of buyer’s remorse.”

26:33 The value of honest feedback and calibration

27:55 Lightning Round

36:20 “We all have sources of power we don’t realize.”

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Expert Bio

Ron is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. He has a thirty year track record helping executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization and leadership. From start-ups to Fortune 10’s, non-profits to heads-of-state, turn-arounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth. He has helped organizations articulate strategies that lead to accelerated growth, and design organizations that can execute those strategies. He has worked with He has worked in more than 25 countries on 4 continents. He is the best-selling author of 8 books, including the recent Amazon #1 Rising to Power. He is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, where Navalent’s work on leadership was named one of 2016’s management ideas that mattered most. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, and a two-time TEDx speaker. His work’s been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, Inc., BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Business Week, Smart Business, and thoughtleaders.

For more information, visit Ron Carucci’s website.

Contact Info for Ron Carucci

Web address: http://www.navalent.com Travels from: Woodinville, WA

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