Tag: interim management


Jun

14

2018
Managing Business Processes Through a Supply Chain

Managing Business Processes Through a Supply Chain

Business processes are responsible for getting a product or service to the end user. Through a well designed supply chain, managers and executives are able to minimize waste and boost profits. Business processes The end of all good and bad supply chains is the customer. It is activated to fulfill an order – whether it was made at a store, online or by phone. Oftentimes...

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Jun

14

2018
Leadership Style of an Independent Executive  (Part 1)

Leadership Style of an Independent Executive  (Part 1)

The leadership style of an independent executive is unique to your personality, but there are certain qualities you can adopt to excel Leaders have different management/ leadership styles and expectations, but what works for some might not work for others. An executive’s chances for success depend on multiple factors, including their personality, past experiences, why they’re being brought in, and the type of project they’re...

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Jun

12

2018
Top Ways to Stop Wasting Your Marketing Dollars – Part 2: Sales

Top Ways to Stop Wasting Your Marketing Dollars – Part 2: Sales

Get the most from your marketing expenditures, so you can stop wasting marketing dollars.  Make sure every dollar counts. This is Part 2 in a three part series on how to stop wasting marketing dollars.  Click here for Part 1 discussing The Basics. There’s an old saying that goes “I think we are wasting half of our marketing budget, I just don’t know which half.”...

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Jun

10

2018
Using Predictive Index to Match Executives

Using Predictive Index to Match Executives

Our interim executive matching process partly relies on assessment tools. Among the different tests and resources we use, the Predictive Index is one of our favorites. Cerius executives has a large network of interim executives ready to step in at a moment’s notice. Although all of our executives have the skill, experience and capability to save a company in trouble, not all will make a...

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Jun

10

2018
4 Steps to Nail Your Sales Pitch

4 Steps to Nail Your Sales Pitch

Every business owner and salesperson has a sales pitch. It’s a skill that anyone can master, and in 4 easy steps so can you. A sales pitch is the quickest and most effective way to boost sales. If you’re at an event or meeting new people, you can pull it out at the right time to attract customers. Sales pitch step #1. Look presentable The...

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Jun

08

2018
The Role of Operations Managers

The Role of Operations Managers

Operations managers keep the company running. They manage all day-to-day activities and allow CEO’s and business owners to keep their eye on the big picture. Because of operations managers, the company is able to focus attention in two areas at the same time: operations and future plans. While the job description for an operations manager differs by industry, some responsibilities remain the same. Other than...

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Jun

08

2018
Interim Executives—Myths, Misconceptions, and Realities

Interim Executives—Myths, Misconceptions, and Realities

Interim executives are often see as paratroopers: an elite group of executives who parachute into companies (which are often on fire) who act as the heroes who help save the company. In reality, interim executives come in all shapes and sizes and are deployed for a variety of reasons: To fill a gap between two full-time executives To develop new strategies for growth To mitigate...

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Jun

07

2018
Adding a Success Fee to Fee Structuring

Adding a Success Fee to Fee Structuring

Consider adding a success fee to projects with small budgets with potential for savings As you have seen, not all projects are created equal when it comes to how to quote fees for a project. The structure that is right for your situation will also depend on many factors. Typically, projects such as assessments and strategic planning can be done on a flat-fee basis. When there...

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Jun

04

2018
Top Ways to Stop Wasting Your Marketing Budget – Part 1: The Basics

Top Ways to Stop Wasting Your Marketing Budget – Part 1: The Basics

Get the most from your marketing budget. To make sure every dollar counts. Thankfully, there are some steps that almost every company can take to ensure that the marketing budget is well-spent and produces the desired results. This is Part 1 in a three part series.  Click here for Part 2 and Part 3 discussing Sales, Social Media and Prioritization. There’s an old saying that...

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Jun

03

2018
How to Manage Startup Operations

How to Manage Startup Operations

Startups are future companies. For sustainable growth, make sure your startup operations and organizational structure can grow into your future vision. In any startup, there are 3 elements in startup operations that contribute to growth: company culture, people versus processes, and leadership. Startup operations – Company culture The culture of your company is it’s “personality”. So if you want your toy manufacturing startup to be...

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