Entries tagged "Management"

Internal Business Meetings Suck. They’re boring. They take a long time. They’re not fun. Nothing gets done. If you feel that way you’re doing it wrong.  Some tips for better meetings. Promptness - Close the door and start on time. Do something fun, share something interesting, make the beginning of the meeting Read More

posted in category Execution

In my day, when men were men and women were women and television had 9 black and white channels, we had a profession called salesperson. It was an honored and revered profession. There were training programs for sales people. There were watering holes where sales people gathered to share tales Read More

posted in category Marketing

I was speaking with one of my favorite founders the other day and she was feeling frustrated about the performance of her team on a few items she believed were key. As she spoke a word kept popping up in my mind and that word was ACCOUNTABILITY. After a while, Read More

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The Board represents the shareholder and it is their job to govern.  The CEO represents and is management, tis his or her job to manage the business...AND to keep the board informed and aware at all times as the business progresses. But how to do so is the rub. First and Read More

posted in category Leadership

The other day, Ken Blanchard (well not Ken Blanchard because he’s a corporation and probably personally can’t spell tweet) tweeted out: “It’s Not Personal, It’s Just Business”—Where Do You Stand? http://t.co/ikTuLOlLU8 — Ken Blanchard (@kenblanchard) October 21, 2013 I read the blog and it got me thinking (I know, I know, that's like Read More

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Guest Article by Jeff Waxman There are two distinct and delineated roles that may overlap but functionally remain separate. It is the job of the CEO to assure that forward Strategy is designed to achieve Company success.  The CEO has various constituents from whom advice and counsel may be sought ( Read More

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I hear it all the time. A CEO is feeling pressure. It could be they’re hesitant to fire a non-performing player. Maybe they’re nervous because they believe they need to raise capital so a co-founder can start taking a salary that the CEO doesn't need. Here's the thing, if you're the leader of a team and Read More

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While I was presenting a workshop to a Vistage CEO group, one of the members mentioned stated that the book had also helped them to do the same in their companies.   Patrick Lencioni is one of my favorite authors, and his latest book is another must read. The Advantage is a Read More

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