Category: Blogs

Success With the Team: The CEO’s Role

In my role as a CEO coach, I frequently engage with the CEO’s direct reports and guide them toward developing a highly functioning executive team. We meet numerous times, discuss important issues and practice the right behavior. However, the real work happens outside of our meetings. Here’s a closing memo I give to the CEOs […]

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 […]

CEO Coaching: Talking Turkey

Direct Communication Requires Practice At the time I wrote this, my kitchen counter was full of ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner. I like to cook, so it was a pleasure to pull it all together. If only potatoes and dressing were good for you. … My mind—perhaps from too much anticipated tryptophan—went from trussing turkey to […]