Effective leadership makes the right things happen. How do executives help their leaders succeed? This article offers three keys for developing leaders at every level.
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The CEO Refresher is your portal to the best brains on the planet! Creative leadership, innovation, leading change, executive intelligence and insight. We are pleased to announce that The CEO Refresher is once again publishing new articles. The untimely death of founder and publisher Rick Sidorowicz in September 2011 left the site in a void. Rick devoted a great deal of time and effort into developing and managing the CEO Refresher, and believed passionately in its value in providing the executive intelligence you need to lead well in these turbulent times. We wish to continue bringing you the articles and resources you have come to count on from The CEO Refresher.
Having an investor for your start-up company can provide you access to capital, business development and sales assistance, as well as organizational evolution. The expertise a seasoned investor brings can help a company go public quickly.
Recruiting for C-suite positions is very different than looking for front-line workers, and success here requires a particular kind of talent and plenty of real-world experience. As you move into 2018 and beyond, you should be aware of the current trends in executive recruiting.
No matter what services you provide or what products you sell, everything starts and ends with your staff. If the team is not up to snuff your business is sure to suffer. There are seven different signs it might just be time to start developing your people and adjust how everyone works together.
Retaining your best customers should be one of your business imperatives. Even so research suggests that most firms loses 20% of customers annually. This article explains how to create and use a customer vulnerability index to understand your risk of customer defection.
Your odds of starting a company that experiences scale growth, becoming really profitable, only increase with age. Years of working at an established company can payoff by teaching you the tradecraft of sales, managing a workforce and negotiating with suppliers.
Make your business the place that employees want to work for by keeping the morale as high as possible. When employees feel properly trained and empowered, their work product and attitude will be better and that means more profitability for the company.
This article explains the role Marketing plays in positively impacting innovation and new product/service development. It recommends four steps to empower Marketing to head the innovation charge.
The time you take to make your employees feel comfortable and happy at work is well worth your while. The better they feel at work, the more inclined they are to stay there. This article offers some tips to improve employee retention.
Help! I am communicating, but my employees aren’t listening. You’ve sent a dozen emails about the upcoming change, or at least it feels like a dozen, and your employees act like they don’t know anything about it. This article suggests three things you can do to use email to support and enable healthy organizational change.