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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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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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

a whole host of long-term problems, Herbalife’s CEO gave the company’s. Kate Morris, CEO of online retailer Adore Beauty, once said: “So many. Will my manager resent me? management software, with more than 6 million. Our innovation management platform enables.

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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The Three Human Capital Management Concerns Keeping U.S. CEOs Up At Night

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bhushan Sethi: Most US CEOs say technological advances will transform their businesses within the next five years. After surveying 1,344 CEOs in 68 countries, we found that 70% of US CEOs are concerned about the skills gap.

Henry Mintzberg’s Bedtime Stories for Managers

Leading Blog

M INTZBERG’S 20th book, Bedtime Stories for Managers , is a thought-provoking page-turner. (In The theme running through most is that managers/leaders need to get out from behind their desks and see the world from the perspective of their employees and customers. Management

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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The New Definition of CEO Chief

Lead Change Blog

I’ve concluded – much of what goes wrong behavioral in leading, managing, and counterproductive employee behavior, can be tied to EQ (emotional intelligemce). If emotional intelligence is not part of your training and development portfolio – please add it.

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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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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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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Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader. The sudden, unexpected and potentially catastrophic event that threatens a business is a CEO’s greatest challenge. There is not an absence of fear, but the management of fear. Main menu Home.

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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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. Robert Katz and Conceptual Skills Robert Katz outlines three levels of management—low, middle and top level management. At each level of management, there is a need for technical skills, human skills and conceptual skills.

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This is What Keeps Most CEO’s Up at Night

Lead from Within

A lot of people in leadership dream about becoming the CEO of a company. As an executive leadership coach, I have the privilege of working with numerous CEOs. Here is a little insight into the things that trouble CEOs: The human reality of leadership. Talent management.

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Why Every Fortune 1000 CEO “Needs a Therapist”

Lead Change Blog

The leading futurist in this field concluded his recommendations by saying, “I believe that every CEO should be assigned a therapist when they take the job.”. In fact, the opposite may happen: the CEO could be the roadblock to the whole transformative process.

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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. It’s call management by holding back information.

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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.

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. This ties to time management and is likely why I wrote my first book. 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.

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Chief Leadership Officer: Disrupting the CEO Status Quo

Lead Change Blog

Why shouldn’t she be a CEO? Calling herself a CEO is the accepted norm. Bill, in his late 50s, worked hard to be tapped as the CEO by the board. He works even harder as the CEO. Chris and Bill are at two ends of the same CEO-led management system.

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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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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 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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Leadership Inspirations – The Buck Stops with the CEO

Strategy Driven

You just finished reading Leadership Inspirations - The Buck Stops with the CEO ! The post Leadership Inspirations – The Buck Stops with the CEO appeared first on StrategyDriven. “Don’t blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.”

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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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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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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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Collective Wisdom: 6 Powerful Leadership Lessons From 200 CEOs

Terry Starbucker

Did you ever wish you could find a way to tap into the collective wisdom of over 200 CEOs, and find the most powerful leadership lessons? The post Collective Wisdom: 6 Powerful Leadership Lessons From 200 CEOs appeared first on Terry "Starbucker" St.

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This Is What You Need to Learn to Become A Successful CEO

Lead from Within

Most articles that try to tell you how to become a great CEO will talk about actions, plans and processes. To be a great CEO or an effective leader you must first start with who you are as a leader. If you want to be successful as a CEO, you have to cultivate inquisitiveness.

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What CEOs Can Learn from Alcoholics Anonymous

Michael Lee Stallard

CEOs who want to effect major change have their work cut out for them. It might not be an obvious place to look, but CEOs can learn about successfully implementing change from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Here are three insights from AA’s approach that CEOs need to understand if they are to succeed at changing their organizations. Furthermore, CEOs need to manage expectations by letting people know change will be difficult but well worth it.

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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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Attention CEOs: It’s Still The Little Things That Matter

Terry Starbucker

I loved it when I was living in Stamford, CT, and Nikki, the manager of the store off of I-95 in Greenwich, would have my triple grande latte waiting for me every weekday morning at 8:45, with my name on it (that’s one on the left).

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Self-promotion v. corporate branding: a dilemma for women CEOs?

Strategy Driven

In today’s media-saturated business world, a company’s image is inextricably linked to the reputation of the CEO. And there are any number of other high-profile male CEOs, who are recognized as industry leaders. How many similarly high-profile women CEOs are there?

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How to Prevent CEO Disease

Coaching Tip

CEO Disease" is a term used to describe the isolation that envelops a leader when subordinates become reluctant to disclose bad news or worst-case scenarios that might trigger a shoot-the-messenger response. However, that is beginning to change as c-level executives seek a cure for "CEO Disease" by participating in interactive conversations through their personal blogs. . They humanize the Web and keep CEOs in touch with what’s going on out in the world. .

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Finding Your Stride as a New Manager

Lead Change Blog

Management isn’t doing—it’s seeing that it gets done.” Belker, The First-Time Manager. Tons of information is accessible on the internet on mistakes that first-time managers make. Enough literature is available on developing new skills by new managers. Here are key skills that the first-time managers need: Listening skills. First-time supervisors are individual contributors promoted as managers. The boss can also coach the new manager.

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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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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From CEO to Novelist: Not without Perseverance

In the CEO Afterlife

When my business book Do Less Better was published, I had the pleasure of meeting National Post journalist Peter Kuitenbrouwer who interviewed me about the challenges facing an ex-CEO hell-bent on finding a publisher for his historical fiction manuscript.

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From CEO to Novelist: Not without Perseverance

In the CEO Afterlife

When my business book Do Less Better was published, I had the pleasure of meeting National Post journalist Peter Kuitenbrouwer who interviewed me about the challenges facing an ex-CEO hell-bent on finding a publisher for his historical fiction manuscript.

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One Secret Of Highly Effective Managers

Lead Change Blog

This tendency is problematic if you are a manager. When I was CEO of Hewitt Associates, an HR consulting firm (now Aon Hewitt), we were a partnership. Our account managers liked candidates who were versatile and had broad knowledge. Think of a skill you highly value in others.

How a Lean CEO Thinks and Why You Should Too

Leading Blog

The Lean CEO by Jacon Stoller gets to the thinking behind why Lean management works. It is a holistic approach to management. It is “a fundamental overhaul in the way companies manage people.” Management does not lack data. Stoller begins The Lean CEO with an exceptional survey of how we got to be so wasteful. Many Lean CEOs would not have adopted Lean practices without a crisis. Management

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