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Nov

16

2018
Interim Executive Case Files: VP of Sales at a Semi-conductor Manufacturer

Interim Executive Case Files: VP of Sales at a Semi-conductor Manufacturer

The impact an interim VP of sales made in a semi-conductor manufacturer This article examines the impact an interim executive had on a 10 million dollar semi-conductor manufacturer that brought in as an interim VP of sales 1-2 days a week for 4 months to help address some of their challenges. Company background Prior to the interim executive joining, the company was facing a number...

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Nov

15

2018
Case Study of an Interim Executive in a $25 million Manufacturer Firm

Case Study of an Interim Executive in a $25 million Manufacturer Firm

The experience of an interim executive solving challenges at an equipment manufacturer This article examines the impact an interim executive had while working in a 25 million dollar heavy duty equipment manufacturer brought in an interim General Manager for 3 months to help address some of their challenges. Company background Prior to the interim executive starting, there had been a 12-month leadership gap and that...

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Nov

14

2018
Marketing 101: Becoming a Thought Leader

Marketing 101: Becoming a Thought Leader

With the vast marketing experience interim executives have they are natural thought leaders A great way to establish yourself as the expert thought leader and create value for potential prospects is to publish consumable content. You likely won’t be meeting all of your future clients at networking events; they could come from other sources, such as referral partners or your online presence. Information about what...

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Nov

12

2018
Why small companies should do strategic planning

Why small companies should do strategic planning

Size is not a factor when it comes to strategic planning in small companies Contributed by Thomas Stamatis When you hear the terms, “strategic planning” and “strategic plan” you often think of the chore as developing a lengthy business plan covering an extended period of time, typically five years. The purpose is to map out a long-term business growth plan under some company mission statement and...

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Nov

11

2018
What Should I Charge as an Independent Executive?

What Should I Charge as an Independent Executive?

The question of how to charge (and how much to charge) is one of the first questions we hear from executives who are transitioning from being an employee to being an independent executive. The response to this question is, “It depends,” and it does. What is right for each client situation can depend on a number of variables. Hourly versus Daily Hourly. If a company...

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Nov

10

2018
How Interim Executives Can Make a Startup Launch Successful

How Interim Executives Can Make a Startup Launch Successful

Interim Executives can help your startup succeed from the minute it makes its first sale. An anchor of calm in the midst of chaos, they can help businesses grow with their expertise and good decisions. Launching a product is a fine art. Business owners need to get the word out, build up anticipation, and release a product without any technical hiccups. It’s a stressful situation...

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Nov

09

2018
Mistakes Interim Managers Don’t Make

Mistakes Interim Managers Don’t Make

Years of experience across multiple organizations teach all successful interim managers what mistakes to avoid. Mark Twain once said, “Good judgment is the result of experience and experiences the result of bad judgment.” Interim managers are only good at what they do because of lessons learned from mistakes they’ve made and seen. 1. Interim Managers don’t give poor feedback Feedback is supposed to help an...

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Nov

05

2018
How an Executive can Convey Differentiation with Numbers

How an Executive can Convey Differentiation with Numbers

Numbers are the best way to shine as an executive and stand out You are no longer VP of sales or COO for XYZ Corp. You are a problem-solver. You no longer have a list of your role and responsibilities; you have a list of ways you have helped clients. In your conversations, be clear on “here’s the type of issues I solve.” Most companies...

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Nov

04

2018
Challenges of Being a CEO: What it Takes to Lead a Company and Being a Great CEO

Challenges of Being a CEO: What it Takes to Lead a Company and Being a Great CEO

There is no recipe to becoming a great CEO. Joseph Bower, professor at Harvard Business School general management for 51 years, says the basic ingredients of a great CEO are intelligence, high level of energy (because management work is very demanding), persistence, patience, courage, and great communication skills which helps others see your vision. But alongside having quality characteristics and ambition, a great CEO or...

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Nov

03

2018
When is your organization in trouble?

When is your organization in trouble?

In this episode of the Cerius Business Today podcast we are joined by James Stewart. He has spent a majority of his career in a Fortune 100 company, where he worked his way up from being an engineer to a Business Unit Manager. After separating from the company, James connected with Cerius Interim Executives and set up his own consulting business. We asked him how to spot...

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