Secret Sauce: Mike Bowker Chief Operating Officer of Cable One

Leadership Freak

Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world leadership principles they have learned on their journey. The insights that follow are born in Mike Bowker’s experience.… … Continue reading → Secret Sauce

Secret Sauce: A Chief Operating Officer Didn’t Get Promoted

Leadership Freak

If promotion or advancement didn’t work out for you, the practical lessons in this post are for you. Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world… Continue reading → Failure Secret Sauce Success Leadership Development leadership journey

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Executive Coaching Success Story: Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare

The Center For Leadership Studies

The post Executive Coaching Success Story: Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare appeared first on Situational Leadership® Management and Leadership Training. Success Stories

Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer

Strategy Driven

Executive leader brings hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. To help utility leaders meet these challenges while improving operational safety and reliability, StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC announces the election of Greg Gaskey as the firm’s new Chief Operations Officer. You just finished reading Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer !

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Coaching Tip

As she grasped for answers, Facebook’s chief operating officer reached out to a business school professor. Books Business Coaching Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Health Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Personal Life Self-Awareness What is Women Work life Adam Grant chief operating officer Dave Goldberg died Facebook organizational psychology Sheryl Sandberg Silicon Valley SurveyMonkey Wharton School

Leadership and Gratitude – Interview with Kerry Wekelo

Let's Grow Leaders

In this interview with Chief Operating Officer Kerry Wekelo, you’ll get practical ways you can cultivate gratitude in your own life, […].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/2/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind Jocelyn Glei, Editor Innovating Analytics: Word of Mouth Index- Use the Next Generation of Net Promoter to Increase Sales and Drive Results […]. Bob''s blog entries "Don’t dumb down — brain up!" "My

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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., said she pays attention to her breathing and relaxes when her jaw tightens or her fingers clench the steering wheel during her hour-plus commute. She said practicing mindfulness […]. For Executives Meditation Stress

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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. Money Reserve. Money Reserve is not just one of the largest private distributors of U.S.

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Managing Your Warrior Spirit when Working at Home

Strategy Driven

I lost my job as a chief operations officer because, as I said earlier, I was seen as tactless and overly direct. I am a results-oriented leader, but I have been labeled “tactless” and “overly direct.”

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

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.

How to Humanize Leadership

Leading Blog

As leaders, we operate within a web of people relationship systems, and the health and power of these relationships are dependent upon the level of trust we carry within ourselves.

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Baldheaded Leadership

Lead Change Blog

She was the chief operating officer of a large company, and this was the leadership conference for her company. ” Those officers who resorted to barking orders in a desperate attempt to signal rank often found their edicts sabotaged or circumvented by adroit foot soldiers skilled at deception. I was there as a keynote speaker, and her “message to the troops” came right before my closing remarks.

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 [.].

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.

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 [.].

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.

Managing Career Transitions Part 2: Taking A Break

Harvard Business

Sometimes they’re so high functioning that they don’t even realize they have symptoms of anxiety until they take time away from the office. This week, host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with Alyssa Mastromonaco, former White House deputy chief of staff and former chief operating officer of Vice Media. Many people in the business world find their success by always being “on.” ” They wake up at 4 a.m.,

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. Those walking the talk are on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. These are the businesses whose products and services are having an impact across their industries and our culture.

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. Each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays pull some of the best together here on my blog. So in case you’ve missed them, here is this week’s round-up of top posts.

Ethical Leaders And Workplace Culture: The Foundation Of Ethical Decision Making

Great Leadership By Dan

29 and the chief operating officer (COO) meets with the production manager about a major shipment of product to a customer. Simply stated, the customer has a right to use a product and expect it to operate as intended. Guest post by Dr. Steven Mintz: Ethical leaders create a culture in the workplace that promotes moral values and establishes an ethical tone at the top.

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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. Lead validation in Internet marketing is the process of separating sales leads from other phone and form inquiries generated from a company’s website.

Women Leadership Changes in 2013

Coaching Tip

General Motors named Mary Barra to be the next chief executive officer (CEO). Park Geun Hye took office as South Korea''s president. Still, in the year that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg published " Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead ," women everywhere made impressive economic and political gains. Janet Yellen is lined up to run the Federal Reserve. Angela Merkel won another term as chancellor of Germany.

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. Kinney is the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Ginnie Mae , where she manages the organization’s daily operations including contracting and budgeting, Issuer and portfolio management, enterprise risk, capital markets, securities operations and legislative initiatives.

4 Moves Smart Leaders Make to Get Better Team Results

Great Leadership By Dan

Victor Prince: As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the U.S. Guest post by Victor Prince : Teams at work are like portfolios of people with different skills and performance patterns. Like smart investment managers, smart people managers figure out how to shift their investment of time and energy from some parts of their portfolio so they can invest more in other parts where there is more potential for improvement.

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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).

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

Mike Cardus

Meeting with a Chief Operations Officer of a Health Care Organization, whose team I have been consulting and coaching. We are working to create clearer definition of goals (QQT/R) ; accountability & authority of managers; create stability in an uncertain and changing environment ; plus institute a Succession and Talent Pool Development plan – it is really fun work.

Ex COO of Pinterest Sues Company for Wrongful Termination

HR Digest

Former Chief Operating Officer of Pinterest, Françoise Brougher, has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging gender discrimination and wrongful termination. Brougher has also cited the chief financial officer of the company, Todd Morgenfeld, as being disrespectful, aggressive, and confrontational.

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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.

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.

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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?

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.

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. There will be hard days and discouraging moments so you need to know your “Why” Stop worrying about the guy (or gal) in the office next door!

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When, if ever, is it okay to break the rules?


Gary Carter Bio: Gary Carter is chief operating officer of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world, including “American Idol.” Gary Carter, COO of the company that produces “American Idol,&# says that producers who break the rules do so at their own peril.

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.,

Sheryl Sandberg and a Pivotal Question

Your Voice of Encouragement

She’s been the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook since 2008, and before that was with Google during its start-up years. As I was reading Sheryl Sandberg ’s thought-provoking book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead , I encountered a passage that popped out at me. As the sub-title implies, Sandberg addresses this book to women. But it’s an excellent read for men as well.

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. You know the people I’m talking about: she says she wants to change, but when it comes time to do so, she makes excuses and doesn’t follow through; or he says he’s eager for a new life, and then defends his old ways at every turn.

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. The company, the Nissan chief had urged, must also focus more on earnings than sales, slash its car “platforms,” and close its least profitable models. The financial situation for Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company could not have been more dismal in 1998.

Hey Leaders – What’s Your Relationship Status?

Talent Anarchy

To trust means we believe the other person will behave and/or operate in good faith. Heather is chief operating officer at The Strive Group , an organization that offers business consulting, professional development, think tank discussions, and more. I recently travelled out of town with the man I am dating. During the trip, someone asked me why I hadn’t changed my Facebook status to “in a relationship.”

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. If you answered E : C stands for Chief, as in Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief of Staff, Police Chief, Chief Rabbi, Commander in Chief, Chief Justice, Chief Sitting Bull, etc….

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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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).