Todd Ordal In the Media

Todd Ordal in the Media

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Organizational Effectiveness: How Do You Provide Value?

A brief piece on the radio today highlighted college students’ monetary challenges and struck a disharmonious chord with me. A student said she was voting for a particular candidate because the person would fight for free tuition.  I don’t write political blogs, but the economy is fair game. Business, capitalism and free markets have brought [...]

CEO Coaching: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

As a leader you’re always looking for answers. Where should we compete? How do I apply my resources? How do I ensure that my team is committed? Sometimes the rush to find an answer doesn’t serve you well. It leads to dissatisfied answers. Rather than jumping right to the solution, how often are you taking [...]

CEO Coaching: Order and Chaos

Living on the Edge On a beautiful ski day recently, a buddy and I took a short hike to some outstanding terrain above a Copper Mountain lift. At a north-facing 12,300 feet, the snow stays soft and the face is steep, so not many folks go there.  Twelve turns into a great run, my tip […]

CEO Coaching: Play It Again!

Disrupted or Disruptor? Your Choice! Conversations around business life cycles have been around for decades. If you majored in business or have an MBA, you talked about the startup, growth, maturity and decline stages, and you can visualize the curve that represents this cycle. In the past decade, there has been much more discussion of […]

CEO Coaching: Is Draconian Leadership Necessary?

As I write this, the coronavirus is rampaging through China and making its way to other countries. The Chinese government announced “draconian” measures to try to stop the spread. Although daily life in China still seems to put state rights ahead of individual rights, they’re employing tactics that may achieve their goal of stopping the […]

Do You Reward Behaviors or Victories?

A fascinating and critical question for leaders: do you reward behavior or victories? Consider these situations: You have a well-established business model but are concerned that it’s too old and a startup may soon eat your lunch. you fund a new division to build out some adjacent product lines. it gets three to market; two […]

Strategy

The weapon to win the marketplace wars Strategy is the most significant differentiator in success. When done well, it produces competitive advantages that generate greater profitability. That’s one reason why the importance of strategy cannot be overstated. Not surprisingly, CEOs bear the responsibility for developing and maintaining strategic initiatives for the companies they lead. Savvy […]

Seven Hallmarks of Leadership Excellence

Thoughtful, skilled, and caring leaders are the oxygen that keeps businesses alive and breathing. Unfortunately though, there isn’t a formula with which to manufacture great leaders—no mathematical equation or algorithm that assures leadership success. But leadership skills can be learned and improved. Here are seven leadership mantras that form the foundation for business success. MANTRA […]

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 [...]