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 !

Personal Vs Professional Brand: What To Invest In And How

CEO Insider

Many times the terms personal brand and professional brand are used interchangeably, but there is a difference. As leaders, it’s important to recognize the difference and be intentional about supporting the pursuit of either or both for your team.

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Putting New Ideas into Motion

CEO Insider

If you transport yourself back to high school physics for a moment, you might recall Newton’s First Law – an object at rest stays at rest. No matter how aerodynamic an object might be, it still requires an external force to set it in motion.

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

CEO Insider

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Option B

Coaching Tip

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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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Bo Schembechler On Teamwork

Joseph Lalonde

The Chief Operating Officer for the organization I work for recently had the team watch a powerful, moving YouTube video about teamwork. The video was of a speech given by former Michigan Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler. Bo passed away on November 17, 2006, at the age of 77. Despite being gone from this world, his […] The post Bo Schembechler On Teamwork appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Leadership Bo Schembechler encouragement NCAA football speech

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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Eight Executives Offer Their Best Advice on Building a Team of Go-To People

Next Level Blog

Holly Kortright, Chief Human Resources Officer for Navy Federal Credit Union explains what that enables: “Build a safe environment where everyone can bring their full and true selves to the team.

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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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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Four Ways to Be More Proactive and Less Reactive in Your Time Management

Next Level Blog

Start the Day with Exercise: A chief technologist I’ve been working with recognized that he’s more efficient and effective in his meetings throughout the day when he starts his mornings with a vigorous walk outside.

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.

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.

2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

N2Growth Blog

While Chief Digital/Technology Officers or Chief Marketing Officers are often tagged with the innovator label, it is the CHRO who is the real innovator in 2020. The 2020 Top Chief Human Resource Officers.

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, 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.

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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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).

Post-Covid Work Trends and the Future of Work

HR Digest

The greatest change seen is in remote work operations. Only 12% want to return to full-time office work, and 72% want a hybrid remote-office model moving forward. . This could be in the form of working out of client premises, in our offices and from home.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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?

Leadership Lessons from the Navy

Skip Prichard

His book, Lessons from the Navy: How to Earn Trust, Lead Teams, and Achieve Organizational Excellence is loaded with advice to help all leaders aspiring to operate at the highest levels. What did this military officer learn? How to Earn Trus t and Lead Teams.