Social Media for CEOs

N2Growth Blog

Nary a week passes where I don’t hear from a CEO who’s grappling with this social media conundrum: should I, or shouldn’t I? We have a social media practice at N2growth, I use social media, and all of the CEOs I coach are participating at some level in social media.

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The Next Generation of CEOs: 10 CEO Ready Leaders

N2Growth Blog

Lots of executives aspire to become a CEO, but few actually possess the leadership chops to pull it off. As someone who earns their living as a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs, I always keep a sharp eye peeled for up and coming leaders.

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Why Your CEO Just Doesn’t Get It

N2Growth Blog

The problem is most people don’t know what to look for in a leader, and according to a recent study by Chief Executive magazine many CEOs don’t seem to know what to look for either. By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth. This column was originally published on Forbes.com.

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Infographic: DNA of a Fortune 100 CEO

N2Growth Blog

W hat does it take to be a successful CEO? CEO Profiles Leadership Uncategorized CEO compensations CEO infographic CEO Stats DNA of a CEO Fortune 500 infographic Mike Myatt By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth .

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The Impact of the CEO on Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

I thought about it for just a few seconds, and then, without thinking of the political consequences, blurted out, “get a new CEO ?” I once heard a CEO say, “ You know, I don’t have time to teach people, and at this level, I shouldn't have to!” So what's a CEO to do? See " A CEO's Guide to Leadership Development ". CEO leadership developmentI'm going through and cleaning up some old posts and found this one from 2007.

Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

What other elements do you feel play a key role in defining you as CEO material? The post Developing The CEO Within You. You’re moving on up.

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CEO Term Limits: Good Soundbite — Bad Idea

N2Growth Blog

The noise around CEO term limits is loud enough, and the debate contentious enough, I felt the topic worthy of practical examination. Leadership Miscellaneous Rants ceo tenure CEO term limits how long should a ceo stay in office Mike Myatt

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5 Things I Learned Writing a Novel That I Wish I’d Known as a CEO

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Two days ago I published an interview with John Bell, former CEO of Nabob (acquired by Kraft) and recently published novelist, about his radical career change. Guest Post Leadership CEO John Bell Kraft Nabob The circumstantial enemy

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Product Manager as CEO

Lead on Purpose

Many product managers have begun their tenure with an up-and-coming company by hearing the phrase, “We want you to be the CEO of the product.” While many have argued the validity of this statement, it is something that every product … Continue reading → Product Management Uncategorized #prodmgmt capital CEO resources success

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3 Skills That Set Successful CEOs Apart

Lead Change Blog

There are three competencies that are necessary to have if a CEO is to be successful. A CEO clearly needs to be good at the many competencies that all good leaders need, but these three aren’t quite as critical for leaders at other levels. Effective CEOs are master storytellers.

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Critical Roles of the (Ethical) CEO

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton There have been many stories about unethical CEOs in the news, but not as many about the good ones. That''s a shame, because the ethical CEO is a positive powerhouse - devoted to serving employees, customers, and communities. I thought it would be helpful to describe some of the critical functions of the ethical CEO that enable organizational success.

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Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask

Great Leadership By Dan

Read John’s guest post Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask over at About.com Leadership and Management. accountability alignment CEOs goals John ManningAccording to John Manning , “there are Five Vital Questions you can ask to get razor-sharp clarity around your organization’s productivity.

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For CEOs, Safe Decisions Aren’t Always Safe

N2Growth Blog

We need CEOs who want others to do better and be better. What we don’t need is more CEOs who hide in safe harbors. You can spot a struggling (and potentially failing) CEO a mile off by simply looking at the types of decisions they make. News Flash: safe decisions rarely are.

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Are You an Accidental Soul-Sucking CEO?

Joseph Lalonde

For the last 20 years, and all around the world, we CEOs have invested untold millions into the question: “What does it take to have an engaged workplace culture?” It Lands On the CEO’s Door Step. How to Be a Soul-Sucking CEO. Garry is the CEO of the WD-40 Company.

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Newswire: 3 Leadership Lessons from Mars, Inc.’s CEO Grant Reid

Leading Blog

Mars CEO and President Grant Reid believes in self-development and having a healthy curiosity in order to be agile and to stay relevant. Mars, Inc. is more than a candy company. They produce pet care products, coffees and teas, and other food and nutrition products.

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How to Be an Effective CEO.

Rich Gee Group

It’s quite simple - unfortunately, there are many critics, books, and know-it-all’s out there trying to ‘complexify’ (my word) the basic responsibilities of a CEO or C-Level executive. The post How to Be an Effective CEO.

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3 Ingredients of a CEO

Dave Bratcher

Have you ever wondered what to look for in a Chief Executive Officer (CEO)? A strong CEO doesn’t have to be the expert. Servant – A CEO does not exist to be served, but to serve. . A CEO does not exist to be served, but to serve.

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Who is the 21st Century CEO?

In the CEO Afterlife

Great CEOs will deal with the challenges of these ever-changing environments and continue to lead the march forward with compelling visions, insightful strategies and flawless execution.

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Leveraging Down for CEOs | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Think of any top performing CEO and you’ll find that to the one, they possess an uncanny ability to focus on highest and best use activities. To this day I’m amazed at how many CEOs still own tasks, roles, projects, and responsibilities that should be delegated to others.

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Will Aetna CEO Transform Healthcare (and CEO Leadership While He’s at it)?

Michael Lee Stallard

At the 2015 World Business Forum in New York City, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini laid out the most important vision at the conference: a vision to save healthcare. Bertolini’s dedication to the cause of reforming healthcare and actions as CEO make him a clear example of a servant leader.

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The CEO Next Door

Coaching Tip

THE CEO NEXT DOOR is based on an in-depth analysis of over 2,600 leaders drawn from a database of more than 17,00O CEO's and C-suite executives. CEO's are destined for greatness from an early age but 70% of CEO's didn't set out to become CEO's early in life. . Only 7% graduated from an Ivy League college and 8% of CEO's (in the sample) didn't even complete college.

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CEO Next Door Book Reveals Four Key Behaviors Of Successful CEOs And Busts CEO Myths

Eric Jacobson

The CEO Next Door is the new book that offers career advice for everyone who aspires to rise in their organization and achieve their full potential. The results of the research burst several myths surrounding CEOs. Worse, it prevents people with CEO potential from leading companies.

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How to Survive a Meeting with the CEO

Great Leadership By Dan

Most employees NEVER get to have a meeting with the CEO of their company. After all, exposure is a double-edged sword, and many CEOs and senior executives have short attention spans but long memories. Learn everything you can about your CEO ahead of time.

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7 CEO Success Tips – How To Be A Better Leader

N2Growth Blog

When similar journeys are decided on by leaders in the driver’s seat of their organizations, the challenge to accomplish such a task means that CEOs must be able to navigate their way around the VUCA minefields (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) and instruct their senior teams how to do the same. They are the 7 CEO success tips to use for your executive teams, offering a new approach to successful completion when starting out on a journey to success. By Damian D.

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Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on July 7th, 2010 by admin in Leadership , Operations & Strategy , Rants By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I have read some interesting articles and blog posts of late on the subject of CEO term limits, and felt this topic worthy of discussion.

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See the Big Picture to Succeed as a CEO

Great Leadership By Dan

Summer Sanders CEOs must see the upcoming organizational challenges from multiple perspectives with a big picture. The visionary CEOs like Richard Branson, Warren Buffett and Lou Gerstner have an innate ability to see the big picture. He is the legendary chairman and CEO of the biggest shareholder company—Berkshire Hathaway headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. CEOs M.S.Rao strategic thinking Warren BuffettGuest post from Professor M.S.Rao , Ph.D.: “To

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Are Great CEOs Always Great Leaders?

In the CEO Afterlife

In my mind, the best CEOs are usually the ones who are in a race to the future – they’re obsessed with defining the future because they can’t stomach the thought of reacting to a future created by their competitors. That established Steve Jobs as the greatest CEO of our time.

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Hey CEO, Are You Killing Yourself At Work?

Rich Gee Group

you’re the CEO (or the President, CFO, CMO, CIO, you get the idea). The post Hey CEO, Are You Killing Yourself At Work? You work hard. You come in early, stay late, and work over the weekends. Of course. You constantly think about work, even in your sleep.

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The World of the 21st Century CEO

In the CEO Afterlife

Last week I identified the successful 21 st century CEO as someone who is constantly thinking about the future. At this point I will gaze into my crystal ball and prophesize the environments in which 21 st century CEOs will operate, a decade from now. CEOs will be time-starved.

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Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by admin in Leadership , Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? CEO…that title sounds good doesn’t it? What does a CEO really do anyway? In today’s post I’ll assess what it takes to be an effective CEO and you can decide for yourself if you have what it takes to get the job done.

Secrets for Successful Start up CEOs

CEO Blog

A start up CEO needs a different skill set than a growth CEO or a steady state CEO. Some CEOs imagine they will raise cash or make sales but they do not do the work to make it happen. CEOs who succeed do the work. I see many start up CEOs fail because they think they know it all. Many start up CEOs like the title but not the work it takes to build a company. In most respects it is a harder role. Recently I was asked for advice.

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How Will CEO’s of the Future be Different from CEO’s of Today?

Lead Change Blog

Today’s top CEO’s are not active in social media? If the predictions about the CEO of the future are accurate, then what are the implications for all leaders at every level for the future – how will we/they need to change, too?

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5 Things I Learned Writing A Novel That I Wished I Knew When I was a CEO

In the CEO Afterlife

Along the way I faced several hazards and setbacks, and had I not summoned the traits that helped me succeed as a CEO, The Circumstantial Enemy would never have come to fruition. What had I learned from writing a novel that I wished I’d known as a CEO?

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The Worst CEOs of 2012: What did we Learn?

Great Leadership By Dan

This post first appeared 1/24/2013 on SmartBlog on Leadership : The year 2013 has begun, and with it a new year of scrutinizing CEO performance. The Bloomberg Businessweek Worst CEOs of 2012. Forbes the Worst CEO Screw-ups of 2012. Aubrey McClendon, CEO, Chesapeake Energy, made the top of the list, although it’s not ranked. Herb Greenberg’s Worst CEO of 2012 (CNBC). Valuewalk’s Worst CEOs of 2012. Motley Fool’s Worst CEO of 2012.

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8 CEO Actions to Ensure Chief Customer Officer Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Jeanne Bliss : More than ever, customer experience is a priority for CEOs in nearly every industry. There are eight major actions the CEO should do to ensure CCO success. Take Personal Ownership The CEO should position the work of the CCO as a priority of their agenda. People must understand that they will be delivering directly to the CEO by working with the CCO. Therein lies the problem: the CEO’s request for customer commitment contains no direction.

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Which will get you Promoted to CEO: Nasty or Nice?

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's the complete 8/28 press release: New PDI Ninth House Pulse on Leaders research pinpoints personality traits that can both help and hinder one’s advancement through leadership levels, and uncovers stark differences between key traits for business unit leaders and CEOs.

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Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

Some of today's top CEOs were history, political science, sociology, chinese and music majors in college. And if you’re still not convinced, just remember, the CEO of Goldman Sachs is a government major.

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The Path to Become a CEO [Infographic]

Women on Business

The path to reach the coveted leadership position as CEO of a Fortune 500 company is usually a long one. Unfortunately, statistics show that that far more men land the CEO title than women. What does it take to become a CEO? 77% of S&P 500 CEOs are appointed internally.

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Top CEO Challenges

CO2

In reviewing recent surveys of top leaders by The Conference Board, Bain, World Economic Forum the six most significant and top challenges CEOs face that need to be addressed by organizations are: Attracting, Growing and Retaining trustworthy and capable Leadership. By: Gary Cohen.

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A CEO’s Guide to Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

The biggest differentiator of companies that excel in leadership development is the commitment and ownership of the CEO or top executive.” — Dan McCarthy. It’s easy for a “chicken” CEO to just pay lip service to leadership development. So when it comes to leadership development, what’s the difference between a CEO that is just “involved” and one that is really committed ? Here are 10 things that I believe would give any CEO the best return on their time invested.

The Year of C.E.O. Failures Explained (NY Times) [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

David Pogue's take on some 2011 high profile failures by tech CEOs. nytimes failure ceo leadership

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Free Advice For Uber’s New CEO

N2Growth Blog

In June, under immense pressure from incensed investors who didn’t take kindly to Uber’s unrestrained “Bro” culture, Travis Kalanick stepped down as its CEO. As a guy who has made his living for over 30 years helping executives to transform their company cultures, I am compelled to share some free advice with Uber’s new CEO.

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The Transformative CEO

Strategy Driven

The Transformative CEO : Impact Lessons from Industry Game Changes. The Transformative CEO by Jeffrey J. Fox and Robert Reiss identifies a number of common personal qualities and approaches taken by celebrity CEOs in building or turning around their companies.

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