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Jan

25

2019
How Interim Executives Leverage Change Management

How Interim Executives Leverage Change Management

Interim executives are often sought when an organization is going through a transition. Through effective change management, they lead the company by providing guidance, support and a strategy that considers the needs of every stakeholder. Change management largely revolves around planning. Interim executives create plans and strategies that can lead an organization through growth, rebranding, new projects, or even times of decline. Any time a...

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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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May

18

2018
Change Management Experiences of an Interim Executive

Change Management Experiences of an Interim Executive

How interim executives combat the complexities of change management Interim executives step into companies often at times of crisis. Facing challenges, change management, and solving problems is what they’re good at. They are available to step into companies on short notice, to fill a sudden gap in leadership, and to run a key initiative which provides specialized skills and knowledge for a temporary period of...

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Sep

15

2016
What Options Do you Have When Faced with a Business Challenge?

What Options Do you Have When Faced with a Business Challenge?

A business challenge can make or break your company. Fortunately, there are more ways than one to drive your company forward in rough times.   People running businesses are extremely capable. Whether you’re a business owner or a CEO, you’re leading the company for a reason. Experience, talent or just plain passion could be the reason you’re at the helm and perhaps the only ingredient...

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Aug

05

2016
Getting Quick Results From Lean Implementation

Getting Quick Results From Lean Implementation

Be selective about lean implementation for rapid results     Lean is defined by Mark Doman in Target Magazine as: “Lean is a system that creates a physical and social environment where problems are quickly identified and then solved by motivated employees who are trained to eliminate waste in their processes so that customers receive the highest quality products and services at the lowest cost...

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Nov

26

2012

Root causes of business failure – how to spot them before it’s too late

[ezcol_2third] As business owners, it is sometimes difficult to recognize when our business is struggling compared to when it is failing. One of our top executives has an incredible presentation from an operational and financial perspective of how to recognize when your business is failing, why and what courses of action are available to you. Below is an overview: [/ezcol_2third] [ezcol_1third_end] Read More ArticlesLike This...

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Nov

26

2012

What Characteristics should CEOs Value Most in their Direct Reports?

While there are many characteristics that CEOs value in their direct reports, during tough economic times these are the five that we believe are on the top of the list. Reliability – I can always count on them to get the job done, no matter how long it takes or what resources they need to secure.  They always keep their word. They earn the trust...

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Oct

17

2012

Sparking Innovation with a Temporary Infusion of Specialized Executive Talent

The oft-repeated line, “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation” is usually attributed to the late, great Peter Drucker. Whether he or Czech author Milan Kundera said it first, Drucker amplified it in such a way that should make every CEO sit up and take notice: “Marketing and innovation produce results. All the rest are costs.” The truth of this should ignite a...

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Mar

07

2012

Measuring Your Company’s Success – Net Promoter Score

In a recent CEO roundtable meeting, the question was asked – What is the best way to measure what our customers think of us? The usual idea of a customer survey was thrown out there. How many customer surveys have you taken in your life, how many have you taken a pass on and how many have you started and not finished? What if you...

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Feb

02

2012

The New CFO

In a recent interview with Steve Abramowitz, Regional BDS Director Mid-Atlantic of BDO and CEO Insider, we found an interesting perspective for the CFO of yesterday, today and tomorrow. “CFOs have never had it harder than they have it now. Between Sarbanes-Oxley, ERISA, compensation, transfer pricing, and a myriad of compliance regulations, so much oversight is needed that it is driving the way companies are...

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