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Confession: I am a CEO… and I have a Coach

I meet with my coach on average twice per month. Three reasons: Her experience and insight on client, employee and personal situations are invaluable (she doesn’t make decisions for me, but acts as a sounding board and shares her experience). She reminds me of my...

#1 Reason To Hire A CEO Advisor

It drives me up a wall to read popular articles about coaching CEOs. Case in point: a blog posting in the Huffington Post on Why CEOs Don’t Want Executive Coaching. In the blog, the author argues that coaches don’t make the case strongly enough to CEOs and other...

The Key to Acting Like a Business Owner

What does it mean for employees to act like business owners? If an employee acts like a business owner, is it a result of financial incentives, personality, or a combination of both? These questions came to mind while reading an article about Tony’s Diner in the...

Why Hire a CEO Advisor?

“When we buy a product [or service], we essentially ‘hire’ something [or someone] to get a job done”, says Clayton Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, in his new book “Competing Against Luck”. Why Hire a CEO...

The End of Bad Executive Team Meetings

My client, CEO of a large financial services firm, drummed his fingers on the table and looked out the window. It was beautiful outside, the first warm and sunny day of spring. Inside, the fourth PowerPoint…