Have you ever been in a situation where your competitor claimed a market share that was not even close to the calculations you gave to your senior management? Or where different people in the organization were using different numbers? Where annual reports claimed market shares you could not retrace in your calculations? Understanding how you […]
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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.
The four pillars of a corporate vision, Core values, Core purpose, Big Hairy Audacious Goal, Vivid description and the processes used, and also the lessons learned.
The self-fulfilling prophecy maintains that “what you expect is what you get.” High expectations lead to high performance; low expectations lead to low performance.
Keep your eyes clearly focused on sales, expenses and profit. These three variables are interconnected. Watch for changes in either sales or expenses.
What’s our mission? Vision? Values? Leaders find simple, clear and compelling answers to these questions. The answers have a profound influence on what employees think, say and do. These three building blocks – mission, vision and values – are vital to establishing an effective organization. Employees want to be part of an organization that has […]
Dealing with difficult people is a challenge. However it’s possible to help them be more productive and effective in doing their job.
This is the fifth article in an outstanding series intended to help the CEO think through the issues involved in developing a board to contribute meaningfully to the purpose, vision, strategy and development of the organization.
Attention to five key requirements for effective and efficient boards can make all the difference! The fourth article of an outstanding series.
This is the third article in a series to help the CEO think through the issues involved in developing a more effective board.
Your board’s effectiveness is a product of a clearly defined and fulfilled role.