CEOs

Peer Power

I recall a time when a CEO in one of the peer forums I facilitated was presenting a business issue and projected flat growth over the upcoming year. He was about to go on to what he thought was his bigger issue when one of his peers said, “Wait a minute—why are you assuming that […]

Empathy: A Key Skill for Effective Leadership

What makes leaders afraid? People usually become leaders because they enjoy taking control of things. It’s this very need to control that often blocks a leader from learning how to show empathy. “If I show empathy to this employee, they’ll think I’m agreeing with them,” is often the retort I hear. One CEO stated that […]

CEO Groups in Tampa, FL

How CEO Groups Impact Leaders There is a certain synergy that occurs when leaders from diverse backgrounds come together for the purpose of becoming “even better” leaders of their companies. Some identify this phenomenon as the power of a “mastermind” group; others call it a CEO roundtable or advisory board experience. What does becoming “even […]

Leadership Qualities: What’s Changed and What You Need to Know

Recently, the CEO of a company shared, “I want to improve as a leader but there are so many theories and books out there on how to develop your leadership skills – it’s mind spinning.” Leadership is different today than in the past. Pinpointing how it’s different is the challenge. Leadership is made up of […]

What Separates Great Leaders from the Rest?

Like the VP of Marketing, people with strong learning agility are quick studies. They aren’t afraid to jump into a challenging situation, understand the complexity and act quickly. Agile learners take lessons learned from their past and apply them to new and different situations. Learning agility isn’t an academic skill. Rather it involves a person’s […]

Building the Right Culture – Going from Entrepreneur to CEO

As your company grows, the capabilities that got you to that growth may no longer serve you in the future.  The successful path from entrepreneur to CEO involves making changes in three key areas: Letting go of your role as Chief Sales Officer Disciplining yourself to Focus Building the Right Culture Last time we looked […]

Disciplining Yourself to Focus – Going from Entrepreneur to CEO

Successful Entrepreneurs Are Not Necessarily Successful CEOs As your company grows, the capabilities that got you to that growth may no longer serve you in the future.  The successful path from entrepreneur to CEO involves making changes in three key areas: Letting go of your role as Chief Sales Officer Disciplining yourself to Focus Building […]