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the ceo magazine, organizational culture,
Riaz Khadem

Add up all the time wasted doing things that aren’t important in your organization—by you, your direct reports and those reporting to you indirectly. You’ll probably end up with a large number. That number represents your organization’s misalignment.

We once facilitated an executive session with a large company that included three levels of managers. A manager and her direct report volunteered for an exercise you may wish to try in your company.

the ceo magazine, leadership,
Jeff Thompson, MD, CEO Emeritus and Executive Advisor, Gundersen Healthy System

As CEOs we are generally very skilled at strategic planning or operational implementation. Many are great at recruiting and others are superb at building strong teams or diverse partnerships. All of those are very important. But one of the key pieces that many of us do poorly is managing marginal performances or behavior by other senior leaders or recognized “rising stars” in the organization.

the ceo magazine, leadership qualities,
Diana Jones, Author, Leadership Material: How Personal Experience Shapes Executive Presence

Leaders maintaining relationships and emotional equilibrium under stressful conditions is more important than technical acumen. This capacity is prerequisite for inspiring others. Leaders with presence remain steady under pressure.

the ceo magazine, work life balance,
Fabrice Dumans, Co-founder & CEO, Timyo

“My number one priority is my family.”

I would guess that nearly all of us have said the above or something like it. I know I have. I’ve also said something like the following:

“Our company is growing really fast, it’s great! Plenty of 15-hour days, but you’ve got to give 100%!”

I meant both things when I said them, or, at least, I thought I did. But if I was working non-stop for months on end...how was I prioritizing my family? I rationalized it the way that everyone does: “sure, I’m working really hard, but I’m doing it for them.” Putting insane hours and unlimited energy into work was something I was willing to do to make life better for my family, to build them a nicer life. The thing about a fulfilling life, though, is that it’s nice if there is a parent or a partner in it, not just some guy who comes home late at night and is back out the door early the next morning.

the ceo magazine, cash flow,
Fred Parrish, Founder & CEO, The Profit Experts

Too often companies do not pay enough attention to cost control until they run out of cash. By then it’s too late to take the actions necessary to avoid major problems. 

Anyone who has ever tried to raise capital knows that the absolute worst time to get cash from banks or other funding sources is when you desperately need it. The most likely result of a severe cash shortfall without some advanced notice and no access to additional capital is failure. 

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