As a business leader, how do you deal with the “unexpected”? In the dynamic world of business, the unexpected is not merely a possibility; it is a guarantee. How we, as leaders, navigate these unforeseen challenges defines not only our personal growth but the resilience and...

CEOs: What are your expectations of a COO? There are definitely responsibilities that fall under the COO role. Equally important is that there are duties that DON’T.  If you’re expecting the latter, from a COO that may not have the expertise to actually deliver on your expectations,...

CEOs: Having a COO or CFO on your team shouldn’t be a luxury. The key word here is “shouldn’t.” But, for some businesses, it is—a role they cannot afford to implement, from a financial perspective. That said, the decision to not bring on a full-time leader may...

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…  In a quest for success, it's easy to get caught up in numbers that look impressive on paper but don't truly contribute to your business goals. I'm talking about the allure of "vanity metrics," those seductive figures—which, while gratifying, often mask...

CEOs: How resistant are you to change (or welcoming of it)? As leaders, CEOs hold the compass that guides their organizations through uncharted waters. However, this journey is fraught with the constant challenge of change.  Resistance to change is a natural human instinct, rooted in the comfort...

CEOs: How applicable is the song lyric, “Every day I’m hustlin’” to your daily operations? I’d argue it should be a LOT less so. A few weeks ago, I shared a Vlog on my LinkedIn profile about why it’s important to “unlearn the hustle” as a CEO...

CEOs: If you’re thinking about selling your business, have you performed an operational assessment? I’ve been sharing Vlogs on this topic (I’m already up to Part 5 of the “Selling Your Business” series!). I wanted to go back a few, though, and revisit why it’s so...

CEOs: If you have a remote team, or partially remote team, what is the biggest challenge you face? In recent times, the corporate world has witnessed a seismic shift towards remote work, a change that has brought unique challenges to the forefront for CEOs. As leaders...

CEOs: As we approach the final days of strategic planning for 2024, it's essential to pause and reflect: What are you truly wanting to accomplish in the new year? As you know, the term "growth" gets thrown around a lot. It’s important to identify what that actually...

CEOs: Are you thinking about selling your business (or “hope” to)? If you're contemplating this as a next step—whether in the next year or five years—the preparation phase is as crucial as the sale itself. Entering this journey, many entrepreneurs underestimate the complexities involved. Adequate preparation...

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