The Seven Tests of A CEO

Leading Blog

In The CEO Test by the always insightful Adam Bryant and by the former Amgen president and CEO Kevin Sharer, they present seven tests that really all leaders face in one form or another. They need to have a “forward radar,” says the former CEO of Aetna, Ron Williams.

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Gray Versus Green: Who Makes the Better Start-Up CEO?

N2Growth Blog

This, of course, starts with the CEO, and young companies have a broad set of founders and CEOs with different backgrounds, competencies, and demographics at the helm. Rather than argue for older or younger CEOs, we look at the tradeoff from a neurological point of view.

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Take control by making culture your operating system

CEO Insider

License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article Take control by making culture your operating system are those of the author Jason Korman alone and not the CEOWORLD magazine. CEO Insider

Operating Out of Greatness

Lead from Within

As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Show Highlights: Am I operating out of greatness or am I operating out of the gap? Show others the greatness possible in their own lives by operating in your own. Rory shares 6 traits to know if you’re operating out of greatness.

Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

Operational – Know how the organization works inside and out. Sit at home and map out your operational chain from start to finish. What other elements do you feel play a key role in defining you as CEO material? The post Developing The CEO Within You. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Media Piece Quotations Social Media Ways & Tips CEO Communication Empathy Financial marketplace Motivation Operational Sales

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CEO Spotlight: Angela Roberts, CEO of U.S. Money Reserve

CEO Insider

Angela Roberts is the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. government-issued gold, silver and platinum coins, but it is the only company in the precious metal industry being led by a female CEO. CEO InsiderMoney Reserve.

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Are CEOs Really Necessary Anymore?

Strategy Driven

Which brings us back to those folks in the corporate driver’s seat — the CEO. Doesn’t much of a CEO’s job consist of being on the receiving end of ever-increasing floods of data that can now be gleaned in real time from inputs around the globe? CEO’s Role- Wisdom and Innovation.

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Attributes CEOs Can Teach Their Children While Working From Home

CEO Insider

Whether it’s leading a meeting, setting strategic goals, or simply running business operations, you […]. CEO InsiderIt’s not often that C-suite leaders get to bring their kids to the office to show them what goes on in the day-to-day.

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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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Who is the 21st Century CEO?

In the CEO Afterlife

Steve Jobs and Larry Page took note of the environment in which their companies would operate but fretted little about it. 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. How CEOs prioritize and exercise the principles of great leadership forever hinges on the needs and the conditions of the enterprise they lead.

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What CEOs Need to Know About the Cloud in 2021

Harvard Business

Technology IT Operations Digital ArticleCloud tools give companies access to big tech capabilities.

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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?” If retail operations can more reliably keep their discretionary relationships with people who have to pay for that relationship than we can with our employees, who earn their livelihood with us, we need to take a serious look at how we’re creating the environment for those relationships. It Lands On the CEO’s Door Step.

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Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat

Next Level Blog

Operation Mincemeat is a true story that reads like a novel. Posted by Scott Eblin on July 13, 2010 in Books | Permalink Technorati Tags : Ben Macintyre , ingenuity , Operation Mincemeat , World War II TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat : Comments Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

CEO Ellen Kullman came to see me and promised a top to bottom review of the DuPont safety program. ” When I read DuPont CEO Breen’s words “accelerating cost reductions,” my heart sank. These kinds of statements speak to a leader’s choice of values, and a failure to understand the relationships between a safe work environment and operational performance. Improved operational performance will result in fewer injuries.

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. I also made the point that the 21 st century CEOs will not allow the changing business, social, economic or technological environments to negatively impact the performance of their enterprise. 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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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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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.

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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What One Health Care CEO Is Learning from the Pandemic

Harvard Business

Operations Technology Race Digital ArticleSeven lessons.

CEO Blog - Time Leadership

CEO Blog

CEO Blog - Time Leadership Friday, January 28, 2011 5 Leadership Styles that Work A guest post by Art Gould Recipes for Success: 5 Different Leadership Styles That All Work! For several years spanning a period of extraordinary growth, the company operated under an executive management group comprised of three individuals who shared responsibility. I call it CEO Blog - Time Leadership because of my keen interest in time. I am CEO between positions.

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The CEO Code

CEO Blog

I read a book by David Rohlander - The CEO Code - Create a Great Company and Inspire People to Greatness with Practical Advice from an Experienced Executive. I liked that the first section was on communication - clearly one of the key CEO needs. Part III finished on operations. The operations section had a great chapter on systems.

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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. While most executives that have reached the C-suite level understand the importance of scaling via delegation, far too many CEOs struggle with the effective implementation of the concept. 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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CEOs and leaders: Are you rewarding rabbit tricks?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in SmartBlog for Leadership [link] Listening to the CEO of the $500m manufacturing firm describe the exploits of his operations vice president was fascinating: “Louis was incredible … again. When the product defect was discovered, he told his team to do whatever was needed to fix it. After two weeks of all-hands-on-deck work, Louis got the glitch fixed and we [.]. SmartBlog for Leadership

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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. You should know from the outset that I fundamentally disagree with the concept of CEO term limits, and quite frankly I cannot really come up with a valid reason for supporting such a regressive concept.

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How to Make Being a CEO Work for You

Women on Business

As a CEO you have a host of demands on your time and you have to marry those demands with the expectations of contract requirements. Learning how to work and operate your business and most importantly yourself more efficiently, makes you not only a better CEO but a better business. The post How to Make Being a CEO Work for You appeared first on Women on Business. As an entrepreneur I can’t lie it seems like we have a lot of perks.

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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. From coffee boss to ‘rookie novelist’: How Nabob’s former CEO found meaning after the corner office by Peter Kuitenbrouwer. It wasn’t as much a sense of purpose as being a CEO,” he says.

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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. From coffee boss to ‘rookie novelist’: How Nabob’s former CEO found meaning after the corner office by Peter Kuitenbrouwer. It wasn’t as much a sense of purpose as being a CEO,” he says.

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Top 10 Ways to Tick Off CEOs

Leadership Freak

** If you aren’t concerned about ticking off the CEO, you should be. It’s easy to irritate high level leaders who operate in high pressure environments, especially if you aren’t part of the inner circle. Senior leaders expect mid-levels to prove their value and earn their place; they did. They can smell a sense of [.]. Leading mid levels organizational values value generation

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The CEO as Chief Brand Custodian | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. The CEO as Chief Brand Custodian. CEOs who continually talk about brand assets are often the ones living off the luster of yesteryear’s brand equity. CEOs (and to some extent, CMOs) are so preoccupied with Wall Street and/or the management fad of the day that their eye has drifted from the heartbeat of their brands. I’m advocating that CMOs and CEOs recognize the necessity of their own direct and passionate involvement as chief brand custodians.

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Sanford Health replaces CEO who refuses to wear masks

HR Digest

Kelby Krabbenhoft , the long-time president and CEO of Sanford Health , is out of a job days after he sent a controversial email to employees last week about his recovery from COVID-19. He also seemed to question the wisdom of wearing masks outside the operating room. ““The

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How Retro – Yahoo CEO Elminates Working Remotely

Survive Your Promotion

So why did Yahoo’s new CEO just turn the clock back to 1985 and require all of their employees to come into the office ? All those remote workers will now need desk or office space which means a bigger operational footprint and that’s not cheap. High tech companies are supposed to be at the leading edge right? I can think of a few reasons – what do you think? Workforce Reduction – Don’t like the new policy?

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Could Your Next CEO Come from Any Department?

Modern Servant Leader

Do you value operations, maintenance, customer service , engineering, information technology , sales , finance, marketing , accounting – all departments, equally? In Good to Great, Jim Collins explains the best CEOs are not external hires, but brought up through internal development. So the next time you think about your future CEO, ask yourself, could this person come from any division? Question: Could your next CEO come from any department?

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Succession Planning: Not Just for Older Leaders

N2Growth Blog

According to The Conference Board, CEO tenure has decreased to an average of 8.4 In fact, in research reported in the Strategic Management Journal (February 2006), Henderson, Miller and Hambrick found “in the dynamic computer industry, CEOs were at their best when they started their jobs, and firm performance declined steadily across their tenures, presumably as their paradigms grew obsolete more quickly than they could learn.”.

Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Developing The CEO Within You. Operational - Know how the organization works inside and out. Sit at home and map out your operational chain from start to finish. What other elements do you feel play a key role in defining you as CEO material?

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Top CEO Challenges

CO2 Business Leadership

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. Probe|Sense|Respond : Constantly challenge your assumptions and ideas – don’t go from idea to roll-out, you are operating in the space of unknown, unknown. The post Top CEO Challenges appeared first on CO2 Partners.

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"I'd Like My Life Back" -- a lesson for CEOs in building an organization that listens to warnings

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Dave Yarin: It was April 2010, and a Fortune 500 CEO would utter one of the most ill advised yet memorable lines in corporate history. BP''s CEO at the time, Tony Hayward, stood on the beach in Louisiana, clearly unprepared for the disaster that had occurred and trying to fend off multiple questions from authorities and the media, when he said "I''d like my life back." – "Before Gulf Spill, BP CEO Tony Hayward Won Praise" – by Jim Zarroli – June 17, 2010 2.

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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. Five years after the financial crisis, just 32% of US CEOs say the level of trust with employees has improved. Others are working hand-in-glove with community colleges to train operators for their plants.

CEOs: Hold Your Leaders Accountable to Communicate Your Strategy


Leaders in any organization and at all levels are held to high standards and judged by their performance in important areas impacting the business: sales, operations, marketing, efficiency, and development of their people, to name a few. But many are not held accountable for communicating with employees, which is arguably the foundation for success for everything else. Leadership Communication

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Could Microsoft's First CEO Become Its Third CEO?

Coaching Tip

With the news that Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally won''t be riding to Microsoft''s rescue, many Microsoft investors are disappointed. Any new CEO of Microsoft will need Chairman Bill Gate''s blessing and the board is seeking a leader with a strong technical background along with the work ethic Gates had while he was CEO. . An article about Bill Gates described how he deliberately carved out two “Think Weeks" a year while he was CEO of Microsoft.

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Boards Remain Pale, Male and Stale — Old Boys’ Club Alive And Well

N2Growth Blog

Companies That Get It Leadership Operations & Strategy Board Diversity CEO diversity diversity in business leadership and diversity women ceos women leaders women on boards By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . As rapidly as times change and business evolves, one topic clearly hasn’t kept pace – board diversity.

The CFO tech pivot: embracing the right solutions to steer the course

CEO Insider

CEO Insider Chief financial officer Insider Chief marketing officer Insider Chief networking officer Insider Chief operating officer Insider Chief privacy officer Insider Chief process officer Insider Chief procurement officer Insider Chief product officer Insider Chief quality officer Insider

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Leadership and Resourcing

N2Growth Blog

If you think CEO means chief everything officer, your tenure in the C-suite won’t be long. Attempting to do everything yourself is nothing short of a recipe for disaster as a CEO, and in fact, is exactly the opposite of how top performing CEOs think. Furthermore, the best CEOs consistently spend time contemplating how not to do things themselves. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Leadership Lessons From the CEO of Scripps

Steve Farber

In 1999 he ended up at Scripps Health and became the healthcare giant’s CEO in 2000 when the organization was in cultural turmoil and losing about $15 million a year. One of the first things Van Gorder did as CEO of Scripps Health was set up a Physicians Leadership Cabinet. 17 years later, that nurse has received her PhD and is now Chief Nurse and Operating Executive at the same hospital.

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