The 30-Minute Operations Meeting Blueprint

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
July 10, 2018

Did you know that a recent study reported in Harvard Business Review found that CEOs spent 72% of their total work time in meetings—and more than two-thirds of those meeting lasted an hour or more?

Meetings are, of course, a necessary fixture of how an organization functions. A well-run one can create alignment, clarity, and fresh ideas. However, the authors of the study cited above write: 

“In our debriefs, CEOs confessed that one-hour meetings could often be cut to 30 or even 15 minutes.”

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The First 100 Days as a New CEO

Carolyn Jenkins

Posted by Carolyn Jenkins
June 26, 2018

Every time we elect a new president in the United States, we watch his first hundred days in office closely. This has been the case ever since Franklin Delano Roosevelt's inauguration in 1933, amid the devastation of the Great Depression. FDR initiated a flurry of activity, enacting fifteen major laws to push the country out of its economic plight. He set a rather high bar, and we've judged subsequent presidents by it.

But it's not only presidents whose who face this "first hundred days" proving ground. When you become CEO—especially if you've never held the role before—you're going to be under quite a bit of scrutiny. In the opening stretch, employees, customers, and shareholders will form a sense of how you operate as a leader—and whether they will trust you and follow you.

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Khorus Best Practices: Setting Company Goals

Elizabeth Thompson

Posted by Elizabeth Thompson
June 14, 2018

Creating corporate-level goals for your organization can be a challenging project.

The CEO typically has a target in mind, usually a financial goal. But the point of creating company goals in Khorus is to move beyond that rudimentary form of goal setting. The system helps you create a cohesive set of strategic objectives that:

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CEO Doesn't Stand for "Chief Everything Officer"

Carolyn Jenkins

Posted by Carolyn Jenkins
June 1, 2018

This week on, Richard Levick writes about one of the fundamental challenges every CEO faces: not attempting "do everything" in the organization.

Drawing from Peter Drucker, he posits that the best CEOs know they can never be the "Chief Everything Officer." Instead, they focus on marshaling internal resources to meet external challenges.

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Avoid These Common Strategy Mistakes

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
May 22, 2018

In a well-run company, a clear strategy drives actions and decisions at every level of the organization.

Unfortunately, getting to that ideal state can be tricky. The path to strategic clarity is marked by a few traps that I've seen many a CEO fall into (and perhaps fallen into myself over the years).

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