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. You’re moving on up.

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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. Listen to Podcast.

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. 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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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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Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat

Next Level Blog

Operation Mincemeat is a true story that reads like a novel.

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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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. Unfortunately, her title is a strategic, operational, financial, and cultural derailing eventuality to the intended track of her purpose, vision and values. He works even harder as the CEO.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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3 Small Steps for a CEO, One Giant Leap for a Leader

In the CEO Afterlife

Fast forward to 2012 and “answering e-mails” would surely bite into the time-starved CEO’s work week. CEOs who invest their time advancing their company’s business model or seeking a new one are adding value to their organizations. Maybe they’ll work for you or for your 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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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.

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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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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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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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. 3 Responses to The CEO as Chief Brand Custodian. © 2011 In the CEO Afterlife.

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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 It is clear once again that planned CEO succession is necessary. By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

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.

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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.

"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. – "Before Gulf Spill, BP CEO Tony Hayward Won Praise" – by Jim Zarroli – June 17, 2010 2. CEOs culture Dave Yarin listening

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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.

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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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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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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 .

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.

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.

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Green Company, Red Products, Black Ink | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. There’s unlikely a responsible CEO in America who hasn’t at one time, said, “You know what folks? I am a member of Houweling’s Board of Directors and a big fan of Casey Houweling, the greenhouse grower’s energetic and visionary CEO. Main menu Home.

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Turnarounds and the Big Play | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. I was Nabob’s VP of Marketing, a 32 year-old disciple of an excellent turnaround CEO – a fellow by the name of Hugo Powell who eventually moved on to Interbrew (now Anheuser-Busch InBev ) as CEO. © 2011 In the CEO Afterlife.

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Why Mission Statements Suck | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. To that end, we must continuously achieve superior financial and operating results while adhering to the highest standards of business conduct. Our mission is to operate the best specialty retail business in America, regardless of the product we sell.

The Power of Focus

N2Growth Blog

That combination of personality traits, combined with the pace at which business operates today, can cause even the best and brightest to lose focus and in turn lose productivity, AND. Management Productivity CEO Focus Mike Myatt N2growth the power of focus top CEO

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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

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. 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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Changes at the Top: CEO Succession Planning


It’s something to start immediately –not just so you’ll have the right people in place in case of an unexpected departure, but because it helps improve day-to-day operations as well. The post Changes at the Top: CEO Succession Planning appeared first on CO2 Partners.

Where J.C. Penney And Ron Johnson Went Wrong

N2Growth Blog

This describes Ron Johnson’s role as head of Apple’s retail operation prior to assuming the CEO role at J.C. Penney’s opted for star power, when what they should have done was hire a CEO with proven turnaround experience. Succession matters – especially CEO successions.

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News Literacy – Vivian Schiller CEO of NPR


Interview with Charlie Firestone and Vivian who is the CEO of NPR. Vivian Schiller CEO of NPR at the Aspen Institute 2010 gives insights into the importance of New Literacy.

Pursuing Entrepreneurial Companies: Grad Advice | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. Sixty-five innovative operations - four in the state of California alone. So why don’t they reduce the number of operations? Know the reputation of the CEO. The style of the company will be that of the CEO. Main menu Home. Leadership.

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The Elements of Power - CEO Blog - Time Leadership

CEO Blog

CEO Blog - Time Leadership Thursday, January 27, 2011 The Elements of Power It is beautiful here. 3 - Power is relational and dependent on the domain in which the person is operating. I call it CEO Blog - Time Leadership because of my keen interest in time.

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Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

Top CEOs recognize that they can promise and deliver, under-promise and over-deliver, or even over-promise and deliver…they just don’t dare over-promise and under-deliver. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

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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