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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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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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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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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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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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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Manager's Answer Book

Coaching Tip

Writing a book is a journey throughout our careers, where we have encountered situations and had experiences that have now been incorporated into the "The Manager's Answer Book". There is always something new to learn in your work to become the best manager possible. . Source: The Manager's Answer Book: Powerful Tools to Build Trust and Teams, Maximize Your Impact and Influence, and Respond to Challenges .

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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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What The Most Successful CEOs Know About Communication

Eric Jacobson

Communications expert David Grossman of Your Thought Partner awhile back published a white paper – What the most successful CEOs know: how internal CEO communications shapes financial performance. CEOs who communicate often and well inside their organizations have better reputations – and that leads directly to better business results," explains David. Communication David Grossman Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Management

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 Cure for CEO Disease

Coaching Tip

General Motors CEO Mary Barra acknowledged as much in testimony on Capitol Hill this week as congressional investigators sought to find out exactly when GM executives knew that faulty ignition switches in some cars were linked to fatal accidents. "I 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. The First Woman CEO at GM?

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Four Priorities Keeping CEOs Up at Night

C-Level Strategies

I had the sincere pleasure this past week of attending the CEO Connection Spring Forum, Dinner and CEO Boot Camp in New York City. At the Boot Camp, an intimate group of CEOs “lay everything on the table.&# What’s On a CEO’s Mind Today? Talent Management.

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5 Leadership Secrets to Being a Successful CEO

C-Level Strategies

As a member of the CEO Connection team, I have the opportunity to attend CEO Boot Camps with our members several times a year, the most recent event having occurred here in Chicago last week. You Have to Want to be CEO. It is all about CEOs helping CEOs.

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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.

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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The Importance of Succession Planning and Talent Management: A CEO’s Perspective

Great Leadership By Dan

CEO’s don’t only get fired for poor performance, and you can usually see it coming, thus providing ample opportunity to consider succession choices. Failure to have a CEO succession plan is nothing short of dereliction of duty.

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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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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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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The CEO’s Most Pressing People Challenges

C-Level Strategies

Lately, I’ve been sharing a number of insights and quotes with you from the most recent CEO Connection Boot Camp in New York City. I also reflected on the correlation between these two sets of quotes and how some CEOs genuinely want to engage with employees and customers.

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Women CEOs and the State of Female Executives [Infographic]

Women on Business

According to Catalyst, women held just 2% of Fortune 500 CEO positions in 2011. Jump ahead to 2012 and women held a record 20 Fortune 500 CEO positions. That means only 4% of Fortune 500 CEOs are currently women. Infographics Female Executives infographic women ceo

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How Effective Internal CEO Communication Shapes Financial Performance

Eric Jacobson

Communications expert David Grossman of Your Thought Partner awhile back published a white paper – What the most successful CEOs know: how internal CEO communications shapes financial performance.

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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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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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The CEO’s Role in Talent Management

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Halley Bock for Talent Management magazine. Bob's blog entries “You have to treat your employees like customers” Chief Learning Officer magazine Create a people-first culture Fierce Inc Halley Bock Herb Kelleher MedfiaTec show your employees they’re your most valuable asset Southwest Airlines Talent Management magazine The CEO’s Role in Talent Management

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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What The Most Successful CEOs Know About Internal Communication

Eric Jacobson

Communications expert David Grossman of Your Thought Partner awhile back published a white paper – What the most successful CEOs know: how internal CEO communications shapes financial performance. CEO Communication David Grossman Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

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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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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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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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CEO Disease Symptoms

Coaching Tip

" CEOs often hear what they want to hear rather than what really is on the minds of their subordinates," said Mark Anderson, president of ExecuNet, that conducted a survey of 2,463 C-level respondents in December 2010. CEOs think of guiding the ship as their purview.". Rank-and-file employees often complain that CEOs don't understand what motivates them. It turns out, CEOs aren't much better at naming what motivates their "C-level" direct reports, either.

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Term Limits for CEOs?

Execupundit

It would permit fresh air to enter top management and perhaps even reveal questionable practices which have been suppressed. It would motivate the CEO to get key projects completed before the departure date.

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A Peek Inside the Mind of a CEO

C-Level Strategies

The CEO Boot Camp is the flagship event at CEO Connection , the organization I work with which is focused on connecting CEOs of Mid-Market companies – those with revenues between $100 million and $3 billion. Manage the Message. Manage the People.

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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.

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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3/4 Blind CEO

The Leadership Advisor

There is a plague affecting CEOs worldwide and it’s high time we give it some quality air time. You see, the majority of CEOs (especially those of publicly held companies) are 3/4 blind. Strategy isn’t managed this way, nor are most key talent acquisitions.

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Managing Expectations

Women on Business

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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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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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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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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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