Leadership Advice #1 – Accenture CEO William Green

There is no shortage of advice that floats around about how to be successful and success comes from being a leader. I am not suggesting you in to hold a high post to be a leader, just that you blaze a trail for others to follow.

I am going to start compiling guidance like this and maybe we can see over time if there are some common trends.

In yesterday’s New York Times’ Corner Office column, Accenture CEO William Green offered the three things he thinks matter for new manager at his company:

  1. Competence – “Being good at what you do, whatever it is, and focusing on the job you have, not on the job you think you want to have.”
  2. Confidence – “People want to know what you think. So you have to have enough desirable self-confidence to articulate a point of view.”
  3. Caring – “Nothing today is about one individual. This is all about the team, and in the end, this is about giving a damn about your customers, your company, the people around you, and recognizing that the people around you are the ones who make you look good.”

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