The honest truth about new leadership

December 09, 2015

The honest truth about new leadership

Honest-to-goodness statement from the CEO-to-be at Softbank, Nikesh Arora. He will be succeeding founder and CEO Masayoshi Son, a hard act to follow. In an interview  I read, Arora wisely and honestly said:

“Every job you get into, you bring 50% of the skills you need, and you learn the other 50% if you’re lucky enough.”

At least he is honest about what’s ahead. Many new CEOs assume they need to know all the answers on Day One. But it takes time, even if you are an insider. You only ever really know half the story (most of the time).

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Leslie Gaines-Ross
Leslie Gaines-Ross
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As Weber Shandwick’s Chief Reputation Strategist, I focus on the ever changing world of reputation. For the past 25 years, I have relentlessly observed, researched and commented on the rise and fall of corporate and CEO reputations.

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