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You have added great value to our strategy process and outcome. I specifically appreciate your ability and willingness to challenge us and to ask the hard questions. And by the way, I really like the output and I’m ready to move forward with confidence.
Robert McGrewPresident and CEO, T.D. WilliamsonJuly 17, 2015
Todd, I have pointed several people toward your book several times and I have used it to pull out some great exercises, but today is the first time I read it start to finish- I absolutely love it! This is so good and so solid............a great primer for any CEO or someone trying to support
Sam ReeseChief Executive Officer, Vistage InternationalAugust 28, 2018
"I was pleased to work with Todd Ordal for 20 years. He brings order to chaos."
Paul Orfalea Founder, Kinko’sDecember 30, 2014
“…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™ ChairMarch 21, 2016
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Many years ago when I was on the board of Kinko’s, we had a pointed conversation about our future initiated by John Davis, a board member and Harvard professor who specialized in family business. He [...]
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In an apparent example of breathing his own exhaust, the founder of WeWork — now rebranded We Companies (We) — recently invested in another company tied to his hobby, surfing. When your current business model [...]
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“Xi does feel a sense of crisis… From Xi’s perspective, he believes his policies are correct, but the problem is they aren’t being implemented properly.” —Wall Street Journal talking about China’s paramount leader If only [...]
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