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"Todd worked through a difficult time with great results. He accurately assessed the situation and charted the correct course."
Mark DormanPrincipal, Endeavor CapitalDecember 30, 2014
"I needed to prepare for the next level of executive leadership. Years of schooling, on-the-job training, and managing management are not enough to succeed in business. Even though I have experimented, taken risks, and have generally been a nice guy, it is still is not good enough. Sometimes it takes an outside third party executive
Kenneth BlackPresident, E SourceDecember 30, 2014
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 asks a lot of great questions to help me come up with solutions to move my business ahead. I have had great results in my business because we are now focused on the right things. I would recommend any CEO or business owner who feels isolated in crafting the direction of their company to
David L. TurnerPresident/Owner Information Systems Integrators, Inc.December 30, 2014
By Todd Ordal|
2019-01-15T15:36:18+00:00 January 15th, 2019|
I just finishing reading a book that a friend recommended, "Principles" by Ray Dalio, a wildly successful hedge fund guy who also has some interesting thoughts on leadership. One of the things that he articulates [...]
By Todd Ordal|
2018-12-10T07:38:53+00:00 December 10th, 2018|
I’ve been blogging for 14 years (and written a book, of course!), and I stick primarily to business strategy, leadership and organizational effectiveness. Those are the challenges I help CEOs with, so it makes sense! [...]
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