Clark, my client, stopped by our office unexpected:  “I have good news and bad news. The good news first. . . . A couple of partners and I just bought a small telecom—a spinoff of the division I managed before we all got laid off.”

“Sounds like great news,”  I said.

“Maybe. If we can make a go of it.”

“The bad news?”

the ceo magazine, strategy,
Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, and Sven Smit, Authors, Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick: People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds

Only 1-in-12 companies manage to rise from the middle of the pack to the top. Here’s how to become one of them

Several times a year, top management teams enter the strategy room with lofty goals and the best of intentions: They hope to learn from each other how different parts of their business are faring, and to mount a decisive, coordinated response to changing market conditions.

the ceo magazine, business growth,
Brett Richards, Founder & President, Connective Intelligence, Inc.

In today’s volatile market, where speed and performance are critical to business success, CEOs face an unprecedented number of challenges to accelerate growth and differentiate themselves from their competitors. Now more than ever before, leaders need to take the guesswork out of driving growth with better metrics to identify the previously hidden, yet vital factors influencing their organization’s ability to innovate and change in adaptive ways. In my new book, Grow Through Disruption, I introduce a tool called the OGI (Organizational Growth Indicator) that provides CEOs and Executives with metrics to quantify the hidden people and culture dynamics that influence their organization’s ability to grow and achieve sustained success. The following are some actionable insights for CEO’s explored in the book.

the ceo magazine, business model,
Carsten Linz, Günter Müller-Stewens & Alexander Zimmermann

1. Leading Radical Shifts with Transformational Mindset

Today’s exponential change, fueled by the two mega trends – digitization and service orientation (‘servitization’) – makes business model transformation a key strategic priority for many leaders. Companies, which are still relying on outdated business models, face the risk of becoming irrelevant. In contrast to start-ups that can drive business model innovation from the green field without any legacy, established companies or business units already act in a given business model with their existing customer base, proven assets and processes and thus have to find the right transformation path into the future despite structural inertia and market barriers.

Four Lessons CEO's Have Taught Me

In my role at the Institute for Health and Human Potential, I've had the pleasure of meeting many CEO’s.  Some are from small companies with 400-500 employees, and some very large companies with over 200,000 employees. 

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