Posted July 21st, 2015

6 Tips for the First-time CEO – or One That Is Struggling

Being a CEO of a mid-market company can be a lonely place, especially if it’s your first time as a CEO. Throughout my career as a mid-market CEO, I’ve experienced most of the ups and the downs: Exhilaration from building a company from the ground up and achieving a successful exit Exhaustion from continual 70-hour… Read More →

Posted June 29th, 2015

Why Culture Matters

Have you ever heard the statement “culture eats strategy for lunch?” The concept was originated by the late Peter Drucker, and the quote later refined by Mark Fields of Ford Motor Company. The idea behind the concept was not to take sides between strategy and culture (meaning one is better than the other), but to… Read More →

Posted June 11th, 2015

Communicating Your Vision

In my last post I talked about creating a vision for a company. One of the key points of that post was highlighting the difference between being an organization with a vision statement … and becoming a truly visionary organization. It’s a common practice for a mid-market company to create a vision statement that never… Read More →

Posted May 14th, 2015

Creating the Vision for Your Company

It’s been almost 20 years since Jim Collins and Jerry Porras’ story Building Your Company’s Vision appeared in the Harvard Business Review. Two decades later, their work is still extremely relevant to companies worldwide; it’s not a passing management fad. Yet I frequently hear questions and comments of confusion when leaders of midmarket companies talk… Read More →

Posted April 23rd, 2015

Reducing Your Time Commitment Without Sacrificing Your Company’s Performance

Many of you have heard me say that the key to being a successful midmarket CEO is to carefully manage the elements of your business that have the greatest impact on your company’s value. And many CEOs have a clear understanding of this and spend countless hours working to improve these areas of their business…. Read More →

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