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  • What Are the Right Success Metrics?

    Success metrics are fundamental for any thriving organization, serving as the backbone for understanding performance and guiding strategic decisions. While financial metrics are crucial, they are typically lagging indicators.  Great organizations also track leading indicators such as engagement, innovation, culture, and operations providing a holistic view of organizational health and success.  The first thing an organization needs

  • Is Your Board of Directors Effective?

    As CEO, there are things that only you can do.  Board Collaboration and Effectiveness is one of them.  Thirty percent (30%) of CEOs rate their Board’s overall performance as excellent or good.  What exacerbates the problem is that 40% of executives say their Boards don’t understand the role of the Board versus the role of management.  That’s shocking!  Here are

  • Who’s Your First Team?

    Does your organization struggle with decision-making and politics? You’re not alone. Many C-Suite executives are frustrated by their lack of execution and the politics that plague their organizations. According to McKinsey, only 38% of CEOs’ direct reports feel their Core Team is focused on the work that truly benefits from an executive perspective. Why does

  • Maximize Impact: The Critical Importance of Focusing on High-Value Roles in Your Organization

    Identifying and investing in high-value positions within your organization is crucial for driving growth and efficiency. These roles play a pivotal role in shaping strategy, driving innovation, and delivering exceptional results. Here’s how you can prioritize these key positions for maximum impact. Highest Value Positions High-Performance Leadership By prioritizing high-value positions and investing in leadership

  • The Desk is a Terrible Place to View the World: Broadening Leadership Perspectives

    As a leader, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day operations and decision-making processes that keep you chained to your desk. However, a desk is a terrible place to view the world. To truly understand and drive your organization forward, it’s essential to step out and engage directly with your employees, customers, and key stakeholders within your industry.

  • The Biggest Senior Leadership Team Challenge: Insights from a Recent C-Suite Roundtable

    As a CEO Strategy Coach, I have the privilege of working closely with some of the most influential and dynamic leaders in the business world. Recently, I hosted a roundtable with a group of C-suite executives to discuss the most pressing challenges they face within their senior leadership teams. The insights gathered were both revealing

  • 13 Steps to Assessing Your Marketing Organization

    Your Marketing Department plays a crucial role in driving business growth and profitability. By understanding customer needs, creating value propositions, and effectively communicating those propositions to target audiences, strategic marketing initiatives can significantly impact an organization’s success. To ensure your marketing department is performing optimally, it’s essential to conduct a thorough assessment of its operations,

  • Unlocking Operational Excellence: 12 Steps to Assessing Your Organization’s Effectiveness

    Ensuring that Operations can match your strategic growth plans is crucial for sustained success. Evaluating your Operations effectively entails assessing different facets of your business processes to ensure they are efficient, productive, and in line with organizational objectives.  In a mid-market services company, operations may encompass several key functions such as: So how can you ensure

  • Maximizing Human Capital: 10 Steps to Assessing Your HR Department’s Effectiveness

    In today’s business landscape, where the war for talent continues to be a critical concern for CEOs, the role of the Human Resources (HR) Department has never been more pivotal. As organizations strive for growth and success, assessing the effectiveness of the HR Department becomes imperative to ensure alignment with strategic goals and objectives. Here

  • 12 Steps to Harmonize Marketing and Sales for Growth

    The alignment between marketing and sales has never been more crucial in modern businesses. As organizations navigate the evolving landscape shaped by the pandemic, the synergy between these two departments holds the key to unlocking growth opportunities and driving success, particularly in the B2B space. In this blog post, we explore 12 actionable steps to