CEO

Let Go of the Chief Sales Officer Role – 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 This blog will […]

Parachuting Priorities

Many CEOs and leaders handle the urgent and important parts of their role effectively – like seeing an opportunity that has a short window to take advantage of and going for it. It’s when a situation is important, but not urgent that there’s procrastination. For example, you realize that your market is changing and you know that you need to meet with your team to assess your current strategy, but there’s so much going on that you just keep putting off the planning session. Now your procrastination may be for a good reason like “We need to address this other challenge first, it’s time sensitive…” And, here lies the danger.

Hiring for Culture Fit Pays Off

by Mary Key Having the right culture can make the difference between being in business or not. Certainly companies recently nominated as the Best Places to Work in Tampa Bay exemplify the importance of having a culture of engaged employees. Research shows that employee engagement is a huge factor in company productivity and success.  Ultimately, […]

Change

“Who moved my equipment?” I demanded to know. It was hard enough to wake up this early in the morning and put on my sweats. When I walked into the gym, all the equipment was changed around – topsy turvy – with the free weights where the squat racks used to be. The regulars and […]

Develop Detachment to Improve Your Leadership

One of the hallmarks of effective leadership is the ability to distance oneself from a work situation and to look at it with detachment. By “helicoptering” over an issue, problem or decision, you as a leader can be more objective because you can see the situation from a less self-centered view. When you look at what’s going on from a distance and minimize the “it’s about me” factor, you can improve your critical thinking skills and often find new and creative alternatives.