The 2 Keys to a COO’s Knock-Out Success

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A Chief Operation Officer’s effectiveness is 100 percent related to their ability to lead. Success means … Solving complex problems, implementing solutions, and driving change — no matter how big the obstacles Building good communication and collaboration across the organization Gaining the support of other leaders like the CEO and CFO, and harnessing their ability to drive change within the … Read More

Scaling Up – a great tool in our consulting practice and a must have in your business

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Scaling Up – the 1 book that can have significant impact on your operational performance A must read for any executive team is Verne Harnish’sbook Scaling Up. I put this book on my personal top shelf alongside Jim Collins’ Good to Greatand Tony Bell’s Great Leadership.If you have not read it, you need to put this on your list to read (or listen to) this … Read More

Missed your first quarter goals? 3 keys to getting back on track.

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If you missed your first quarter goals, it is time to get real. In a 2015 study, Dr. Gail Matthews, a professor at the Dominican University at California, conducted in-depth research on goals setting. Her results are as follows: When goals were written down, executives were 39.5% more likely to succeed. Executives who wrote down their goals for bi-weekly accountability … Read More

6 Essentials to winning the Masters and winning in business

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For me, this is the greatest week in sports. The roars of the crowd echo through the hills of Augusta, and the azaleas are in full bloom. The best in the world have earned their spot for the 82nd Masters, where the green jacket is the ultimate goal. Playing on the biggest stage in golf, these players have to calm … Read More

Purpose > Ambition

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Purpose over Ambition

 If you are an executive and currently feeling ill, this may well explain it. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. —Mark Twain In Indiana Jones – The Last Crusade, the knight encourages Donovan to “choose wisely” the cup. As we all know, he didn’t and death quickly overtook … Read More