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Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer

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Executive leader brings hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. Learn more about how StrategyDriven can help you improve your organization’s operational effectiveness and lower costs.

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Making the Best of the Worst Part of Your Day

Tony Mayo

‘Mindful’ commuters say deep breaths, clear mind keep them calm under stress Nancy Kaplan, chief operating officer at a management consulting firm in downtown D.C.,

The Critical Importance of Lead Validation in Internet Marketing

Strategy Driven

He is currently Chief Operating Officer at Straight North , a Charlotte Internet marketing agency specializing in lead generation for middle market and large organizations.

Top 10 Steve Jobs quotes

Chartered Management Institute

Steve Jobs, has stepped down as chief executive of Apple. His replacement is Apple's chief operating officer, Tim Cook. In his letter of resignation he said "always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come". He will stay on as the company's chairman. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

If They Won’t Change, You’d Better Move on!

Marshall Goldsmith

Not long after this revelation, I was asked to work with Harry, the chief operating officer of a large consulting firm. Dear Followers: My new book Triggers is published! Order it now at ! Life Is Good. Marshall.

Voice of Experience: Karen Ho (Broadway Technology)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Karen Ho (Chief Operating Officer, Broadway Technology) written by Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

Voice of Experience: DiAnne Calabrisotto, (The Williams Capital Group, L.P.)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of DiAnne Calabrisotto (Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, The Williams Capital Group, L.P.) written by Elizabeth Harrin (London) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and [.]. Bob's blog entries A Girl's Guide to Project Management PMI as well as a staff ss.

The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap

Strategy Driven

It had earlier set an ambitious target of taking a quarter of Japan’s auto market, but to achieve that, the chief executive had said that the old way of making and selling cars would no longer suffice.

Susan Packard: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

As co-founder and chief operating officer of HGTV, Susan Packard was the second employee to join HGTV and create a niche in the lifestyle marketplace, and also… Read More Susan Packard: An interview by Bob Morris. In this competitive marketplace, an organization’s ability to innovate by staying ahead of the competition and delivering products that command the market’s attention is more important than ever.

The ‘Old Economy’ Needs a Rocket Man

In the CEO Afterlife

Right away, he replaced the chief operating officer, chief marketing officer, chief technology officer and chief talent officer. So much has been written about business innovation this past year.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments.

Why do smart people do dumb things?

Coaching Tip

A growing body of evidence shows that the ability to be smarter with ones feelings is tied to improved leadership, effectiveness, relationships, decision-making health and well-being; all of which help higher emotional intelligence (EQ) leaders create greater economic and societal value. “EQ

Women, Invest in Yourselves

Women on Business

Guest Post By Mary Kinney, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Ginnie Mae, a cornerstone of the U.S. housing finance system since it was created more than 40 years ago (More about Mary at the end of this post).

5 Important Keys For Taking On New Leadership Challenges

Tanveer Naseer

At the time we were writing this piece, Chris was stationed at Kabul, Afghanistan as the Chief of Staff/Chief Operating Officer for the NATO Air Training Command.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Energy Advisory Services, Partners with NTE Solutions

Strategy Driven

“Utility leaders must find cost effective ways to replace aging assets, transfer knowledge to a new generation of workers, release currently unavailable capital, and optimize strategic operations and maintenance programs,” explains Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven’s Chief Executive Officer.

6 Powerful Coaching Questions for Teams and Managerial-Leaders. Really for anyone

Create Learning

Meeting with a Chief Operations Officer of a Health Care Organization, whose team I have been consulting and coaching.

In Case You Missed It: From Leadership to Work-Life Balance – Best Posts of the Week


That''s just one of many headlines congratulating the chief operating officer at Facebook for leaving work at a reasonable hour to spend time with her kids. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts.

What Leaders Can Do To Encourage Learning And Growth

Tanveer Naseer

” – John Reid-Dodick, Chief People Officer, AOL It’s easy to assume that putting all this focus on helping our employees to grow and develop provides mostly a benefit for them and not for our organization. Among the many responsibilities that come with leadership, one that I’m particularly passionate about is facilitating the learning and growth of those you serve.

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Women Ignoring a Growing Job Market

Women on Business

Marissa Mayer is currently Yahoo’s president and CEO after being a key spokesperson for Google, and Sheryl Sandberg is currently the chief operating officer of Facebook and is also on the board of directors. Guest Post By Meghan Hall, Business Management Blogger (Learn more about Meghan at the end of this post).

How “Strategically Aligned” is your Leadership Development Program?

Great Leadership By Dan

If you answered B , then it’s time to get out of your office and hit the road again. These are the big kahunas at the corporate office making decisions about how much to cut your training budget.

Further Inspiration: Lessons Learned from a Motivational CEO Commencement Speech


Yesterday, I offered praise for the brilliance of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s May commencement address to graduates of the City Colleges of Chicago. Posted online, the full speech moved me. Today, I offer some specific lessons learned from Sandberg’s speech that can be applied to any corporate leader looking to engage and capture an employee audience.

In this Season of Speeches, It’s Time to Inspire


While I wasn’t at the speech, I think Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg accomplished that recently in her commencement address to the nearly 2,000 graduates of the City Colleges of Chicago. Maybe you were too busy nursing a hangover, or worried about your flattened hair under that ugly graduation cap. But on college graduation day, some of us had the good fortune of a truly inspiring commencement speech. If that means you, do you remember how it made you feel?

Time For Women to Compete

Women on Business

Instead of saying “I want to be in a management position” say “I want to be Chief Operating Officer or the VP of Sales” Decide why you want to win and what the accomplishment would mean to you.

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Integrated Marketing and Social Networks

Coaching Tip

We think every industry is going to be rebuilt around social engagement," Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said. Borders Group Inc.,

How To Spot a Corporate Culture Guaranteed To Exhaust Everyone

The Idolbuster

Prior to his current (and second) stint as CEO, Harry was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a technology company in Silicon Valley I’ll call “ScorpCo*”. Chapter 6: Corporate Culture -The Invisible Hand of the Company Part 5. In the last post , Harry T. Wolf explained why he could not change the culture of Goldman Sachs if he became CEO. And, we saw how Harry went about changing a “negative, finger pointing, aggressive culture.”

Building a global platform to be COO

Rajesh Setty

No, not asking you to be the chief operating officer. Everyone knows the power of reciprocation – it’s usually a thank you gift as the result of a something received earlier. Reciprocation doesn’t work every time simply because there are too many free riders.

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Revitalizing Strategic Planning: Workshop

Create Learning

Reflect the operating values and culture of the organization. His services were invaluable to our Agency.” - Tara Vogel Chief Operating Officer at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo Inc. “I

Three Solid Reasons for Leadership Development


As John Robak, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Greeley and Hansen , attests, “Those individuals in our organization who are inspired tend to outperform. And the organizations that are doing this effectively understand what their future needs are going to be, and understand how to engage their potentials and give them the opportunity to develop the skills that they need to succeed in the operation.

How to Change the World One Pizza at a Time

Steve Farber

” Stephens joined Marco’s Pizza in 2004 when it was a successful but regional chain operating 110 stores in three states. Now, he’s the president and chief operating officer for Marco’s (and was featured earlier this year on CBS’ Undercover Boss ).

StrategyDriven White Paper Advises Leaders on Preventing Catastrophic Industrial Accidents

Strategy Driven

“Many of today’s significant industrial accidents are preventable, the byproduct of human errors made when safety was subordinated to other priorities,” explains Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

What Do 5 Top Women In Tech Have In Common?

Women on Business

is the Editior-In-Chief, CEO and President of the Huffington Post, one of the most influential and popular online news outlets, recently acquired. This Internet entrepreneur and business executive is currently the Chief Operating Office at. Sheryl was also the former Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where she launched Google’s philanthropic. Guest post by Kristen Brophy (learn more about Kristen at the end of this post).

Christiana Shi: Women in Power

Women on Business

Christina Shi is the Chief Operating Officer at Nike, Inc. The movement into a more operational and administrative role, combined with her past experience as director and partner were some of the key points that drew Nike to offering her a job. and when you look into her progress and career path she brings a whole new meaning to the company slogan of “just do it”. Through her career, Christiana has taken a lot of risks.

Tracy Streckenbach (Innovative Global Brands) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Tracy Streckenbach, president and chief operating officer of Innovative Global Brands. She said she might spend months to define the right goals for a company and set the benchmarks [.].


Julie Greenwald (Atlantic Records Group) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Julie Greenwald, chairwoman and chief operating officer of the Atlantic Records Group. She says she encourages employees to participate in [.].

Research: Cracking a Joke at Work Can Make You Seem More Competent

Harvard Business Review

” —Dick Costolo, the night before he joined Twitter as chief operations officer. As a society, we often make judgments about people based on small snippets of their behavior. For example, we may judge a person’s confidence, competence, and status on the success of a single joke. Telling a joke to an unfamiliar audience is risky — Will they laugh? Will they be offended? Even if they laugh, will they really think the joke is funny?

Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

Harvard Business Review

One chief operating officer I worked with was appointed to her newly created role with the expressed purpose of integrating two supply chain organizations resulting from an acquisition. Having risen through the supply chain ranks, she spent most of her time reacting to operational missteps and customer complaints.

Why So Many Millennials Aren’t Into Protest Movements

Harvard Business Review

A good example here is Lean In, a conscious movement launched by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer. Since the financial crisis of 2008, we’ve heard a lot about social movements, and, in particular, protest movements.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Call Out Someone Powerful

Harvard Business Review

He remembered the experience very clearly: “I was hauled before the District Medical Officer… there’s me at 21 and him fifty-odd: ‘Young man, if you think you have any future in this career, you’ll desist from this [questioning] immediately.’ A leader in the health industry recalled an incident from 40 years ago that still haunted him. In the early stages of his career he decided he had to speak up about malpractice he had witnessed.

Why Citi Got Rid of Assigned Desks

Harvard Business Review

It may seem odd to use a dystopian world as a model for an office workspace, but that’s just what Citi did. to help individuals feel they ‘owned’ their space, even though no one has a designated workspace and no one has a private office,” she explains.