CEO


Jun

07

2019
What Major Decisions Are CEOs Making in 2019?

What Major Decisions Are CEOs Making in 2019?

There’s a common saying amongst CEOs and business owners: “It’s lonely at the top.” When it’s time for a tough decision, either you feel as though you are the only person out there going through the troubling situation, or there is no one with whom you can talk it through. It is typical for CEOs and business owners to lie awake at night thinking, “I...

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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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Jan

13

2019
Challenges of Being a CEO: What it Takes to Lead a Company & Being a Great CEO

Challenges of Being a CEO: What it Takes to Lead a Company & 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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Dec

05

2018
Bad Habits CEO’s Like Bill Gates and Elon Musk Had to Break

Bad Habits CEO’s Like Bill Gates and Elon Musk Had to Break

Not everyone is born productive. Even some of the most successful CEO’s have had to break bad habits like procrastination, caffeine addictions and shouting in the office. There is an aura around CEO’s and their accomplishments. People look up to them and try to replicate their success by imitating their routine and activities. We’ve all heard how leaders like Apple CEO Tim Cook wake up...

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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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Jun

29

2018
Key Executive Groups: The Best Kept Secret of CEO’s

Key Executive Groups: The Best Kept Secret of CEO’s

They say it’s lonely at the top. Nobody can relate to that statement more than CEO’s and other C-level executives. But what many don’t know is that there is a platform where they can alleviate that loneliness: key executive groups. A place where non-competing executives can meet and get advice on issues they’re facing. One such group is Vistage Worldwide – the world’s leading CEO...

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Jan

23

2018
Operations Advice for a CEO

Operations Advice for a CEO

In this episode of the Cerius Business Today podcast focusing on advice for the CEO 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 leaving, James decided be become an Interim Executive and set-up his own independent practice working with CEOs...

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Dec

10

2017
What Got Your Company to the Lead May Not Help You Win the Race

What Got Your Company to the Lead May Not Help You Win the Race

When leading and growing a company, there are a few things to keep in mind: company culture and splitting the founder/ CEO dual role By Kristen McAlister Recently, with great media attention, Travis Kalanick stepped down from his role as Uber CEO. As the story unfolded, there was a great deal of controversy about whether he was the still the right leader for the company...

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Jan

06

2017
CEO 101 – Get Back To Basics

CEO 101 – Get Back To Basics

You’ve heard of CEO 101, right? There are more books about being a CEO or a leader than I can count. New buzz words and “management by” techniques seem to be cropping up daily. I have even stopped accepting the free books given to me each time there is a keynote speaker at a conference. A tremendous leader and friend once pointed out what being...

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Aug

31

2016
Board of Directors Compensation Ideas

Board of Directors Compensation Ideas

Ideas for Board of Director’s Compensation Every once in a while, a newspaper or a business magazine publishes an article exposing overinflated salaries of board members. While it may be true for some big corporations, the same cannot be said for the rest. Companies have different options on how to compensate their board members other than handing over a colossal sum of money or equity...

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