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April 17th, 2018
Getting the leading / managing balance right The leadership that got a CEO to where they are today is not the same leadership that will get them to where they want to be. Many CEOs struggle with how to shift from being say 80% manager and 20% leader to providing more leadership. So what is the
February 16th, 2018
Strong CEO Traits Enable Successful Execution Your strategic plan was designed to achieve the goals you want for your company. Strength in the core traits above enable a greater ability to deliver on your goals. Click here to read more. .
February 4th, 2018
Why join a peer advisory council? I have yet to find a comprehensive how-to manual for running a company. I believe that is because there is no exact science in doing so; running a business is not cookie-cutter. If it were, more people would do it and we’d all be successful. But no two situations
January 31st, 2018
9 Essential Traits for CEO Success Leadership is our 2018 theme in all our peer groups. Why? Because our clients identified it as the one thing they must continue to develop if they are to execute the company strategic plan and grow their organization. We have developed a brief quiz for you to subjectively evaluate
January 12th, 2018
2017 is in the rear-view mirror. Many companies are closing out books and budgets. A great step to begin the new year is some reflection on last year. Take a little time to truly evaluate last year’s activities and the outcomes. Try to ‘walk through’ the year and consider everything that transpired. Follow this link to our full
December 19th, 2017
Regardless of project size, individual responsibilities should be clearly defined. Whether it’s a small team or a large global collaboration, everyone needs to understand their role: the tasks and activities each person must complete. A strong tool to define each member’s role is a RACI matrix. Click on the image to download the Role
November 8th, 2017
Before you can create an implementation process for your strategic plan you will need to have a meeting with your leadership team. During this important meeting you will discuss targeted objectives and strategic goals. Then you will be able to sort through ideas, and identify top priority projects by using the Decision Matrix. Click on the
October 31st, 2017
This is a powerful spreadsheet that shows how a 1% change in sales, gross margin, fixed, and variable costs can add more than 1% to your bottom line. It’s a valuable illustration on how the smallest change can have an incremental impact to your profits. Click on the image to download the tool.
October 19th, 2017
How do you create an implementation process for your strategic plan? Capture goals and strategies to meet those goals. Identify tasks under each strategy with an owner and timeline. This becomes your living execution plan for your strategic plan. It is important to remember to involve your key players or close confidants if you are a
October 12th, 2017
A Strategic Plan is a powerful tool for effectively communicating and meeting yearly goals. Benefits of a strategic plan are Team Focus and Alignment, Effective Prioritization, Better Decision Making, and Faster Tangible Results creating Peace of Mind for CEOs. A Strategic Map Worksheet will aid in mapping out and communicating goals. A sample worksheet is