How do you know you are thinking BIG enough? Are you leveraging the full strengths, interests and talents on your team? Will you wind up in a place that will make you happy? Do you have a game plan?
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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.
All it takes is a CEO with the desire to make things sharply better, a CEO with the courage to make the managers look deep into the soul of their company and not flinch away.
Phone skills are an important part of the job. The way you handle your phone is as important as a face-to-face meeting. So take the time to go over some of the basics.
Within the word “resilience” are actions we can take to reclaim our bounce-back ability.
People who love what they do seem to have a charisma or enthusiasm about them. Their attitudes are contagious, and for obvious reasons, they are simply more enjoyable to be around.
Putting Wow! into what you do and sell isn’t very hard, but it is extremely effective. And I guarantee that for the receiver, it is a MOMENT OF MAGIC!
We need to get inside our customers’ heads and give them what it is that they want versus what it is that we think that they want.
While it is legitimate to hold the CEO accountable for the organization’s performance, the CEO is not the sole captain of the accountability boat. The CEO’s partner, the board of directors, stands at the wheel as well. When you look for the foundations of performance, take the elevator all the way to the top floor […]
Ethics investigations can be quite complex and fraught with potential risks. Taking care with them will allow the company to avoid pitfalls in both a legal and human sense. Conduct investigations discreetly and carefully by planning the entire process.
Management literature describes numerous management styles, but they can be boiled down to three basic styles – directing, discussing and delegating, The 3-Ds of Management Style. The appropriate style provides the right amount of structure and support for each situation.