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Apr

24

2019
Good Interim Executives Versus Bad Managers (Part 2)

Good Interim Executives Versus Bad Managers (Part 2)

How do you know you’ve got a bad manager? If he or she isn’t doing what a good interim executive does, you’re in trouble. For Part 1 of Good Interim Executives versus Bad Managers click here. Effective interim executives are very active The best kind of leaders are those that can’t stay in one spot. They actively move around the office, hold meetings with people outside...

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Apr

23

2019
Good Interim Executives Versus Bad Managers (Part 1)

Good Interim Executives Versus Bad Managers (Part 1)

The difference between bad managers and good interim executives is like night and day. If people aren’t happy with their manager, you’ll be hearing a lot about it at the water cooler. Bad leaders create an environment of low morale, unhappiness and distrust. How do you know you’ve got a bad manager? It’s when they’re performing below the baseline metrics of what makes a good...

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Apr

22

2019
Interim Management Tips on Delegation

Interim Management Tips on Delegation

Effective interim management knows which areas to give up control in. They surround themselves with good talent and delegate tasks according to their capabilities. Some leaders try and do everything themselves. Sure, they’re doing a good job now but for long can that continue? Eventually, responsibilities will pile up and the business will stop growing because their leader is no longer focused on big picture...

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Apr

21

2019
Four Key Ingredients to Successful Entrepreneurial Leadership

Four Key Ingredients to Successful Entrepreneurial Leadership

We hear a recurring comment from business owners. “I just had one of my highest revenue years ever, but one of the worst for profit. Why am I not making more money?” The wheels are spinning, everyone is running as fast as they can, but the business doesn’t seem to be moving as fast as they think it should, or it is taking too much...

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Apr

20

2019
Interim CEO: More Profit at a Nonprofit Means More Community Services

Interim CEO: More Profit at a Nonprofit Means More Community Services

The board of a nonprofit asked an interim CEO for help. What they got was beyond their expectations. This multifaceted regional nonprofit has served its community for 100 years to help poverty-stricken seniors with self-sufficiency and to empower them to stay at home as long as possible. The organization’s services include transportation, which started ten years ago, and is a high-tech donation facilitation company that...

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Apr

19

2019
Interim Management Tips from Facebook’s Growth Strategy

Interim Management Tips from Facebook’s Growth Strategy

For inspiration read about interim management strategies used by Facebook from its startup days that got them billions of users. You have a great idea, a great product and provide great services, yet there’s still no users or customers. Every business has started from zero so no need to worry. Facebook was once one of those businesses. Interim Management Tips: Target a Global Audience Facebook...

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Apr

18

2019
Get Out Of My Inbox: Effective Communications in the C-Suite

Get Out Of My Inbox: Effective Communications in the C-Suite

At Cerius, most of our communication is virtual. We’ve tried everything under the sun, yet always find our way back to email. Communication: It’s easily the most esoteric topic in any company. It is something everyone knows we need to improve on and complains about, but it takes the most amount of work to improve, and no one knows where to start. Sometimes it feels...

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Apr

18

2019
3 Ways Interim Executives Get You Sales

3 Ways Interim Executives Get You Sales

In an organization, the team that brings in the most revenue is your sales team. Interim executives are experts in building and setting up your sales team for success. Together with the sales team, interim executives can create a sales strategy that drives growth. Interim Executives focus on existing customers Katherine Barchetti, queen of retail in the seventies and eighties, once said, “Make a Customer,...

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Apr

16

2019
Interim Management Lessons Learned from the Fall of Theranos

Interim Management Lessons Learned from the Fall of Theranos

Interim management lessons learnt from the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her once $9 billion company Theranos. In June 2014, Elizabeth Holmes was on the cover of Fortune magazine hailed as the world’s next Steve Jobs and the world’s youngest self-made woman billionaire. With her finger prick lab-testing technology, she was revolutionizing healthcare and was a success story to inspire generations. Five years...

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Apr

15

2019
How Interim Managers Can Increase Productivity with Technology

How Interim Managers Can Increase Productivity with Technology

With the rise of digital devices and tools, interim managers can achieve more goals and objectives in shorter periods of time. Gone are the days where you would plan everything in your pocket size notebook and carry it everywhere. With the prevalence of mobile phones and sophisticated productivity applications, interim managers can accomplish more at a quicker pace than ever before. Interim managers and messaging...

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