October 31st, 2020
A few times each year we assemble a few of the best articles and resources for our member CEOs as well as non-member business owners / CEOs who are interested in improving their skillset. These are robust tools worthy of a bookmark, in our opinion. These are well-written, well-developed pieces that CEOs of all size companies can use to grow personally and improve their leadership capability and capacity.
We’d love to know what you think of the resources included in this list — and if you have some to share, please do!
This list is in no particular order. All are worthy of the #1 position in the list.
- The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs
Since we’ve titled our list “The CEP Mindset & Practices of Excellent CEOs – A Resource List,” it made sense to make this article the lead piece. From McKinsey.com, this is one of the most comprehensive and well-written summaries we’ve encountered on what it takes to be an excellent CEO. With a comparative analysis of average to excellent, you are likely to see attributes of yourself in the scale on each of their 18 areas. Their analysis and summary is a result of studying thousands of CEOs, so we see the data as credible and accurate.
THIS IS VERY WORTHY OF YOUR TIME
- BUILDING A STORYBRAND PODCAST
(Soon to be called “The Business Made Simple Podcast”)
If you listen to this podcast long enough, you’ll have the equivalent knowledge of someone with a MBA from a prestigious university. The Building a StoryBrand podcast will be changing its name to The Business Made Simple podcast effective January 1, 2021. But if you subscribe to it now, you’ll automatically be subscribed to the new one once the title and format changes. Donald Miller interviews business and leadership authors, CEOs, and gurus from all walks of business life. His listeners are business owners and CEOs looking to grow their companies and expand their personal knowledge. Every CEO should have this podcast in their Monday morning routine.
GIVE IT A LISTEN EVERY MONDAY MORNING.
- The Great Acceleration
We normally wouldn’t include two articles from the same resource, but this one is timely information for CEOs around the impact of COVID19 on multiple industries. They don’t just discuss impact, either. They talk strategy to overcome and excel in 2021. Every CEO and business owner needs to take the time to read this article and follow the various resources links as they apply to their industries.
GET AHEAD OF COVID19 FALL-OUT FOR 2021
- Unbelievable Free Resources from The eMyth
You’ve likely read The eMyth and The eMyth Revisited. But, what you may not know is that they have a resource area on their website that houses some real gems. Yes, you have to give up your email address to access them, but the value they offer leaders and top managers is worth the “price” of the download. Everything from business systems to job position contracts … you have no need to re-invent the wheel. You can download and simply modify their templates to suit your company needs.
THESE EMYTH RESOURCES WILL MAKE YOUR COMPANY STRONGER IN 2021
We’ll assemble more as we approach the start of the new year, but you take these four and dive in through November and December, you will have your hands full. Strategies, innovations, and inspiration await!
If you’re ready to take your business and leadership skills to the next level, and if you think your business could benefit from more insights like what’s offered in this article, let’s start a conversation. LXCouncil may be the perfect next step!