Author: Todd Ordal

Todd Ordal: The New CEO

by Carla Fleming of Pivoting Strategies | original post can be found here. “A lot of CEOs don’t really understand strategy. They never had to because they go into a business that was successful,” said Todd Ordal. The CEO role and the internal capabilities required to grow a company are rapidly being redefined. The New [...]

Todd Ordal: Developing Your Internal Capabilities

by Carla Fleming of Pivoting Strategies | original post can be found here. “What got you to $10 million bucks in revenue probably won’t get you to $50 million, and I guarantee it won’t get you to a billion. So, your skill sets have to change,” said Todd Ordal. The CEO role and the internal [...]

Todd Ordal: Becoming a CEO

by Carla Fleming of Pivoting Strategies | original post can be found here. “I think my counsel to CEOs is you have to lead. If you don’t lead, someone else will,” said Todd Ordal.  The CEO role and the internal capabilities required to grow a company are rapidly being redefined. The New CEO is grappling [...]

Todd Ordal: CEO Coach

by Carla Fleming of Pivoting Strategies | original post can be found here. “I walked into my office, and I thought, my phone has not rung for months,” said Todd Ordal.  The CEO role and the internal capabilities required to grow a company are rapidly being redefined. The New CEO is grappling with a: Shift [...]

Real Executives are Not “Nice”

 In my work as an advisor to senior executives, I’ve seen far too much “nice” behavior that causes problems. While intentions may appear admirable, being a “nice” CEO does not equate to effective leadership, and ultimately hurts the team, shareholders and future success of the business. Now there is a significant difference between being […]

This is Chess, It Ain’t Checkers

There’s a scene in the movie “Training Day”-a great, but disturbing flick-where Denzel Washington schools a new police detective on the complexity of a situation and sums it up by saying, “This is chess, it ain’t checkers!” Is your business chess or checkers?

Organizational Effectiveness- Bailing Wire and Braces

Driving across Wyoming on a recent vacation we saw a house held together with more bailing wire and braces than joists and concrete. You could almost see how it happened. The porch started to sag, so they built some temporary stairs a few feet away. It was a slight inconvenience but worked until the porch sagged further.

Successful Executives are Not Nice

From the minute we engage with other humans (and even pets!) our parents tell us, “Be nice!” This is intended to be a catchall for don’t hit, scream, cry or make someone else feel bad. “Now look at what you did! Little Lisa is crying! Be nice!”