Archive for 'Leadership'

Scaling Businesses & The Allocation of Captal

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I was recommended a great book to read by my friend Loren Carlson (Chairman of the Boston based CEO Roundtable) – The Outsiders by William N. Thorndike, Jr. subtitled, Eight Unconvential CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success. So you thought Jack Welch was successful? These eight blow his performance away! I’ll let you ...

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The Internet has Brought Us What Not How

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Be careful, as you run your businesses, manage your departments, drive new marketing campaigns, launch products or acquire other companies. There’s a little thought worth considering as we embrace the power of information at our fingertips. Are we being suckered into believing that knowing what to do is the same as how to do?

Here are a few examples I’ve ...

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Where the CEO Spends Time is an Investment Decision

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In a recent TEDx Beacon Street talk, Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact referenced a great phrase – Where the CEO spends her time is an investment decision. The context of the comment was connected to the founder’s inability to scale and therefore lead their team to further success. ...

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Does Your Leadership Have Legitimacy?

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I love reading research studies that help me drive businesses forward. As a contract COO I’m always worrying how to optimize the performance of the team in a fun and productive way. Over the next few posts I’m going to dive into my favorite business authors who use research and case studies to make ...

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Zero-Based Roles – Unlock Your Team’s Potential

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You may have heard of the term zero-based budgeting. The basic thesis is to look at your business through the eyes of a start up. If you were starting today from scratch, what would you spend money on? Costs creep on over time and before you know it your business is totally misaligned. Costs and sales are ...

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CEOs – Read This Then Look at Your Web Site

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In the month of October we’ve been holding some very intensive CEO workshops. Before we address these audiences we look at their web sites. This post is about that review. It wasn’t pretty.

To transform your vision into a remarkable business you need to start somewhere. Let us assume you have validated your products or services over the last ...

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10 Symptoms of a Business Struggling to Scale

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As the CEO of a business you will suffer some or even most of these symptoms. You could be flat lining on the sales front or aggressively growing but if you notice these symptoms you’re probably not scaling. If you are not scaling then you are not building a business that is sustainable, safe ...

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The CEO’s Checklist

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Results are all that matters. A CEO’s tenure, sell by date, runway is highly dependent on results. $1Bn in revenue, pre revenue start up and everything in between, it all comes down to performance. Leadership of any entity can be a lonely place. How can the CEO ensure that resources and tactics are being optimized to deliver results? I’m ...

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Warren Buffet – 3 Key Entrepreneurial Characteristics

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Margaret Heffernan last week highlighted 3 key entrepreneurial characteristics that the great man admires and looks to see in people he does business with. Energy, Intelligence and Integrity. Let’s look at all three and what we at TPP believe they mean to leaders of businesses. If you like, what walking the talk feels ...

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Your Staff Are Disengaged – 5 Actions You Need To Consider

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The Harvard Business Review published a great article last month based on Gallup’s latest – State of the American Workplace. One of the shocking conclusions – 67% of Americans have been disengaged at some level over the last 12 years! This blog post is not about the report but rather about the actions you can take to change ...

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