10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

Most extraordinary executives would agree that business practices evolve over time, and our experiences turn into knowledge. My such experience has inspired this article, 10 exceptional strategies for extraordinary executives. As a coach, my goal is always to see my client succeed. I want to high-five them when they hit a home run or score a touchdown. I want them to have experiences that will…

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The Downside of Passion

Review any list of positive leadership traits and "passion" will undoubtedly rank near the top - rightly so. In most cases passion is an asset capable of carrying you through tough times, sharpening your perspective, revealing purpose, and helping you succeed in the face of overwhelming odds. You'll find no shortage of content describing the positive attributes of passion, but few that examine…

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Social Media for CEOs

Nary a week passes where I don't hear from a CEO who's grappling with this social media conundrum: should I, or shouldn't I? The inquiry usually goes something like this: "I'm interested in learning more about social media, but my board thinks it's a bad idea, I don't have any additional bandwidth, and I'm not even sure where to start...is social media really effective for CEOs?"  The discussion…

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Leadership Interview – Michael Hyatt

CEOs that make great decisions are rare these days. Humble, authentic leaders who really understand their craft are equally scarce. Chief Executives who actively engage in social media also find themselves in the minority among their peers. Michael Hyatt (@MichaelHyatt - www.michaelhyatt.com) is that rare commodity. As Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing…

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Leadership vs. Management

As a person who makes their living in the field of leadership, I can tell you without any doubt that "Leadership" is different than "Management." While there seems to be a never ending stream of politically correct pontificating in corporate circles about the differences between managers and leaders, most of it misses the mark. Leaders and managers play different roles, and have different…

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Transitioning the CEO

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2Growth Today's Myatt on Monday's question comes from a board member who asks: "Our current CEO is underperforming against expectations...How does the board know when it is time to transition the CEO?" While it is refreshing to hear a board member paying attention to CEO performance, the decision to replace a CEO not only requires a complex analysis, but…

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Are CEOs Getting a Bad Rap

Are CEOs getting a bad rap? In a word, yes. As a top ceo coach, I can tell you that CEOs are under siege...in fact, I would go so far as to say that CEOs as an occupational class are in a state of crisis. I understand that Americans are upset about the economic debacle we find ourselves presently entangled in. I'm upset and outraged as well. What's frustrating to most is that there are many more…

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First Time CEOs

Today's Myatt on Monday's question was posed by a new CEO who asked: "Do you have any tips for first-time chief executives of a start-up company that would allow for a faster and more effective transition?" Virtually all of the advice and counsel I provide to CEOs is just as applicable to first-time CEOs as it is to tenured executives. Moreover, while start-up and early stage companies certainly…

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The Benefits of a Top CEO Coach

The question is; you're already the CEO so why should you make the investment into retaining a Top CEO Coach? The obvious answer is CEOs simply have more to gain from intelligent counsel than any other person on the org chart. Given the nature of the position, along with the numerous studies, which provide ample data affirming the extraordinary results that can be achieved by utilizing a top CEO…

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