Tag: interim management


Dec

04

2018
Why Is Building a Business So Hard as an Independent Executive?

Why Is Building a Business So Hard as an Independent Executive?

How independent executives James and Denise developed their businesses James has had a successful career as an independent executive. He has spent most of the past fifteen years primarily in an operational role working with a couple of companies in the consumer goods industry. His degree and early career were in computer science and IT. As a COO, he has typically been responsible for IT...

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Dec

03

2018
How to Give a Presentation Like Steve Jobs

How to Give a Presentation Like Steve Jobs

What differentiates successful contemporaries from the rest? They are better at telling their story. Steve Jobs is an example business schools and motivational speakers continuously refer to. He was an extraordinary storyteller. It is through his speeches and great presentations that Apple is the leading global brand we all know and love today. Lots of people are full of ideas. Ideas which can change the world....

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Dec

02

2018
How to create an effective sales compensation plan

How to create an effective sales compensation plan

The best sales compensation plan strongly motivates your sales team and has the potential to turn your business into an overnight success. There is no single recipe for creating an effective sales compensation plan. What works for one company won’t necessarily work for another. Even if both firms are from the same industry and sell similar products, they may require very different sales compensation plans. Sales...

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Nov

30

2018
3 Interim Management Sales Strategies

3 Interim Management Sales Strategies

You can have the best salespeople and the best sales tactics, but none of it will increase sales until you have a good sales strategy to bring it all together. Interim management can help your company develop one and find success. A strategy is more than a good idea. It is an observation of resources and opportunities which are written down into a series of...

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Nov

29

2018
Follow a Human Resources Strategic Plan for Executive Search

Follow a Human Resources Strategic Plan for Executive Search

There are some basic steps all organizations follow for executive search both in and outside an organization. It involves forecasting, planning and creating a human resources strategic plan. Hiring new people for your organization starts by identifying personnel needs and ends by making an offer to the final candidate. But moving from the beginning to end of an executive search process is long and involves...

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Nov

28

2018
Need an Operations Executive? Here are a few ways you can use an operations executive in your business.

Need an Operations Executive? Here are a few ways you can use an operations executive in your business.

At Cerius, we have seen various strategic uses of an Interim Operations Executive. There’s a number of reasons a company of any size would need an operations executive for additional expertise.  Whether you are looking for someone to put into place lean practices, processes, procedures and accountability, establish the infrastructure to support it at the next stage of growth or help identify and improve profit...

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Nov

27

2018
Why You Need to Use Electronic Accounting for Budgeting

Why You Need to Use Electronic Accounting for Budgeting

If you’ve been budgeting for a while now, you may have noticed ups and downs in prioritized expenses every month. Rarely do they stay constant nor are they predictable. The best way to track your cash flow is to use electronic accounting. That is keeping digital records of your financial transactions, and using accounting software to process the data. You can use an app, spreadsheets...

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Nov

26

2018
7 Interim Executive Skills That Drive Success

7 Interim Executive Skills That Drive Success

There are all kinds of skills that help an executive succeed. But according to the Harvard Business Review, there are seven in particular that can help those in the C-Suite thrive – including interim executives. Boris Groysberg, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, narrowed down 7 skills sought by companies after surveying senior consultants in executive search. Interim Executive Skills #1. Leadership More...

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Nov

25

2018
Beware of Bad Executive Job Descriptions That Repel Good Candidates

Beware of Bad Executive Job Descriptions That Repel Good Candidates

Finding the right executive is as easy as having a clearly defined executive job description. Finding the right executive for your company is a daunting task. If it feels like all the wrong people are applying, there’s something wrong with your executive job description. Typing up roles and responsibilities for a future executive requires more thought and consideration than you’d think! Kristen McAlister, President, COO, and Co-Owner...

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Nov

24

2018
The Process of Strategic Planning to Raise Capital

The Process of Strategic Planning to Raise Capital

Strategic planning is more important than you think Strategic planning not only defines the direction for your company, but it also addresses complex matters like the especially important issue of how to raise capital. Getting your business off the ground is a major achievement, but to go further, a little bit of additional working capital can broaden your horizons. On a previous post on the...

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