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About : Brad Smith

President and CEO of Intuit Brad has a proven track record of increasing shareholder value through developing strategic plans, building high performing organizations and enhancing operational efficiency in both turn-around and high-growth situations He was awarded the 'Small Business Influencer Champion' by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology, he won the' Corporate Social Innovation & Partnership Award' (Silicon Valley Chapter) from the American Red Cross and was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People (Accounting Profession) by Accounting Today in 2012

Feb 6, 2018 6:45:09 AM

Two Things Leaders Should Never Do

In my experience, there are two classic traps that leaders fall into. These are often strong, talented leaders, and they make these mistakes with the best of intentions. Yet falling into these traps can derail good leaders from becoming great ones. My hope is that sharing my observations might help other leaders steer clear of these potentially damaging behaviors. 

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Jul 14, 2017 1:28:27 PM

Look Before You Leap: Three Steps to Leading Change

Embarking on a new career path or job can be both exciting and daunting. Exciting because of the opportunity to leave your mark and lead a team or organization in a new direction. Daunting because of the uncertainty of moving into uncharted territory and the change you may need to drive.

Mar 18, 2017 6:55:10 PM

The Most Important Job of a CEO

Originally posted on Linkedin Pulse.

The role of CEO, like most leadership jobs, is multi-faceted and engaging, no matter the size of the organization. The most effective leaders I admire share that early in their careers, they learned the importance of hiring top talent and creating an environment where that talent is empowered and supported to do the best work of their lives.

Jan 18, 2017 1:31:32 AM

Five Keys to Being a Great Leader

“Your title makes you a manager, people decide if you’re a leader.” Not only is this one of my favorite quotes, it is also my personal philosophy on leadership. We all have the potential to be leaders. It has nothing to do with our title or whether we manage people, and everything to do with how we approach the world and impact the lives of people we interact with.

Dec 28, 2016 12:42:53 AM

How New Leaders are Rewriting Old Rules

Originally published on Linkedin Pulse.

I recently wrote about the three things I wish I’d known before becoming a CEO.  Today, I want to briefly discuss how I see the model for being a successful leader evolving in today’s fast-changing world. 

Jun 2, 2016 9:07:03 PM

Three Things I Wish I'd Known Before Becoming a CEO


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