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CEO of Something February 2, 2010

Filed under: Ideas — Carla Bobka @ 1:46 pm
Sunday’s NYT’s column, The Corner Office interviewed Mark Pincus, founder and chief executive of Zynga. One of the topics he shares is a leadership lesson on duplicating power and why it’s necessary as your organization grows ever larger. He recounts how he challenged everyone his team to become the CEO of something, anything, but it needs to be meaningful. It was a way of delegating authority and empowering his team and at the same time freeing some of his time to focus on strategic topics.Of course, this is the very topic Jamshid hammers into us throughout Systems Thinking. So it was very interesting to have a real world example of how one person put it into action.

Your company may not have the same program, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t in the very same position. What are you CEO of?
Do others know you are the go-to person for that initiative?
Have you made people on your team CEO of something?

2/3/2010–Here’s another related blog on the same Corner Office feature.

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