Chief Executive Officer

  • Strong Leadership – The Key to Success

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The key to success in any company is great leadership. So why, in a recent study, did 75% of HR professionals report that people in leadership positions at their company were only adequate leaders or worse? Other research has shown that two-thirds of employees who quit their jobs are only quitting to get away from their boss. Hiring leaders that are merely sufficient for the role, or worse, makes it very hard to hang on to good employees below them. What do you think about the leaders in your company? How can you...
  • Business Ethics from the Top Down

    Since Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and other scandals, we scrutinize our top executives for business ethics and value and it has made many top executives exhibit ethical behaviors in all they do.  However, what happens to those ethics and values as we move down the corporate ladder to middle managers and to lower level employees? The high standard of ethics practiced by top management may not change the behavior of middle managers and lower level employees.  Middle managers and low-level employees may frustrate the ethical business culture by lack of attention and no commitment. To create and sustain an ethical business...
  • Leading by Empowerment

    How often does your organization give employees responsibility without a clear direction or an understanding of the expectations? This can, and most often will, result in low productivity, confusion, and lack of results, that creates low morale and possibly high turn-over. However, employees that are empowered will produce amazing results in the workplace, and usually do it with a great attitude and enthusiasm. When leaders and managers empower effectively, they don't give up authority and responsibility completely; rather, they share these elements with the employees. They help the employees reach new heights and further their career. A key to successful...
  • CEO Actions that Drive Sales Growth

    By Vistage member Michael Braun, CEO Pivotal Advisors CEO beliefs and behaviors either contribute to sales or work against them. Are you helping your sales team succeed or are you hindering their improvement? Ineffective sales growth strategies When CEOs tell me they need to increase sales, the first question I ask is: “What are you doing about sales now?” Responses range from interesting to shocking. Here are some typical comments: “We’re going to just ride it out. When the economy comes back we’ll get our share.” “I’m not happy about it, but it’s up to our sales leader. If he...
  • “Who needs to use Personal and Professional Assessment Tools?”

    by Gary Sorrell With society changing everyday, it is important to look at other ways which we can help keep up with the rest of the world. Having personal and professional assessment tools in your everyday life is a great benefit. Many people don’t really understand what personal and professional assessment tools are. To understand what they are, you need to understand how they can help you. Personal and professional assessment tools can help you in many ways. Understanding who you are, where you are going in your life, and how to get there are very important issues that personal...
  • Do YOU Need A Business Coach?

    The Importance of Business Coaching.   By Gary Sorrell Business coaching is defined as an interaction intended to enhance performance and facilitate change.  It focuses on sound inner judgment and that leads to the best possible outcomes.  Business Coaching has  been  practiced for years. When you have business coaching in your company, you are opening the door for a bigger advancement in the performance of your employees, thus your organization.  You will be able to see numerous benefits when you implement business coaching. Some benefits of this well known practice are:  1. Employees will perform at their best- When you incorporate business...
  • Positive Feedback: What Employees Want and Need

    By Vistage Speaker Holly Green Have you recently told an employee what a great job he/she is doing? Positive feedback has long been recognized as a critical element in high-performing workplaces. Yet, many managers don’t feel comfortable giving praise, saying that it takes too much time, feels insincere or “too soft”, or just gets in the way of day-to-day activities. On the contrary, few actions will do more to build trust and boost morale than ongoing, sincere feedback of a positive nature.   Humans have an innate need to seek feedback on how we are doing. Without feedback, we tend...
  • Developing Effective Frontline and Executive Leaders

    In today’s business, having frontline and executive leaders is vital if you want to succeed. Being open minded to changes in society is what is going to help your organization expand to meet the current challenges. There are many traits which need to be examined if you are to develop successful leaders. Leadership development takes time and training some people cannot spare, but as any executive knows, this is the cornerstone of leadership training. Here are a few tips to get you started in developing effective frontline and executive leaders: 1. Training - Developing effective frontline and executive leaders takes...
  • How to Build Accountability Among Your Employees

    By Vistage Speaker Ian Cook Having accountable employees is one step away from having a business that runs itself. The benefits of accountability for a CEO are numerous and include: Reduced stress-levels, because you know you can count on your people More time to focus on strategically critical tasks, or even leisure Maximum productivity from a staff working at full-performance levels Confident, engaged employees who, by choice, expand their potential to contribute to the enterprise Trust and respect among team members As a business owner or CEO, of course, you want your workers to be accountable. But you can?t just...
  • Our May Newsletter Has Been Posted

    Check it out. This is one incredible issue. In this issue of Managing Growth you will find: Words of Wisdom Improve Morale - Give Employees Time Off! Implementing a Health & Productivity Management Program Motivational Quotes Click Here to read this issue. Sign up for our Free Newsletter and receive a special report for FREE…INSTANTLY! We encourage your participation and comments. Also, please feel free to forward this blog to your friends and colleagues and to come back often. The JK Consultants Team You Never Know Where Professional Friendships May Lead JK Consultants brings outstanding leadership talent to organizations to help them...

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