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High Wire Leadership: What I Learned Leading Skeptics

High Wire Leadership: What I Learned Leading Skeptics

As my team and I work to launch our start-up, Ellevest (a digital investment platform for women, to be launched this year), I've given a lot of thought to what makes teams operate well, and what makes for strong leadership.And I've had leadership opportunities that have really stretched me: when I was in my 30s, Sandy Weill (then CEO of Citigroup) brought me in to turn around Smith Barney, which was reeling from the equity research scandals and NASDAQ market melt-down. When I was in my 40s, Ken Lewis (then CEO of Bank of America) brought me in to turn around Merrill Lynch, which was reeling from the sub-prime crisis. In both instances, the Financial Advisors of those businesses were mostly ma

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Margret Collins

Perfectly timed insight for me! I'm just starting an employee engagement/change management project with a group of skeptics. Some of my instincts are confirmed and the rest of the insights are invaluable.

March 25, 2016