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“…Todd Ordal’s book is one of those five percenters! Ordal’s extensive experience as a business leader is very evident in the content of this book. His sense of humor is evident throughout and he demonstrates that he takes his professional leadership seriously while he does not hake himself too seriously. …This book is a must
Dave Kinnear, Executive Leader Coach, Vistage™ Chair
"I was pleased to work with Todd Ordal for 20 years. He brings order to chaos."
Paul Orfalea Founder, Kinko’s
My absolute favorite Chapter among the ten offered (and each even provides you with an actual read time) is entitled: “Don’t Bring A Knife To A Gun Fight – The Leader’s Toolkit.” My absolute favorite prescription is a list of 15 of the best questions you can use on a frequent basis and this one
"Todd worked through a difficult time with great results. He accurately assessed the situation and charted the correct course."
By Todd Ordal|
2018-02-19T14:06:47+00:00 February 19th, 2018|
Good news for those who have more stuff than fluff! “More is better” is a flawed assumption when it comes to charisma in leaders. Moderate amounts of charisma can benefit those in leadership, but at [...]
By Todd Ordal|
2018-02-11T14:32:07+00:00 February 11th, 2018|
There are numerous blogs and columns about how to find a good executive coach — many of them thoughtful, many of them self-serving. I’d argue that, yes, the coach should’ve been thoroughly trained as a [...]
By Todd Ordal|
2018-02-05T08:21:16+00:00 February 5th, 2018|
I received a notice from a well-known university for a strategy workshop to “master strategy consulting skills,” which they say is the skill of “structured problem solving.” Using templates and tools, they’ll teach you how [...]
There are books aplenty from the rock stars of the business world, but how many of us can (or should!) lead like Steve, Martha or Jack. This book offers lessons in the form of short stories for the “wonderfully average” CEO trying to grow, improve profits and lead his or her team in the right direction.Download
Sun Tzu said, “Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” Yet as CEOs we are constantly seduced by the noise and don’t take the time to think strategically. Todd Ordal is a former CEO who now helps other CEOs lead better, profit more and sleep soundly! You’ll get a great return from the quick hit, pragmatic lessons in this gem of a book!Download
Organizations are complex things. Getting them to a start of “effectiveness” and executing your strategy to achieve your objectives requires constant tinkering. The BMW in your driveway may run reliably for many miles, but even a small organization has many more “moving parts” than your car and requires frequent tune ups. This book offers some short stories and questions to catalyze your thinking on optimal performance.Download
Effective executives are not nice, they are forceful; ambiguity is a necessity, and faster is often better. These are a few of the lessons you’ll pick up in this brief book of missives on leadership. If you use these stories as a platform to analyze your own leadership behavior and the effectiveness of your organization, it will provide you with a great return on time.Download