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A Goal-Setting Framework for CEOs

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
May 25, 2017

If I’m sitting with a new CEO and I ask about the goals he’s going to set for his company next year, the response is usually something about revenue or profit.

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The Proven Benefits of "Structured Management"

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
May 19, 2017

What's one of the most surprising traits of great leaders? They also tend to be great managers.

“Management” is typically seen as a lower form of leadership. But in my estimation, it’s just as important. While leadership is about influencing what you can’t control (how inspired and engaged your employees are, how invested they are in the company’s vision), management is all about managing what you can control (who to hire, what targets to aim for, how to allocate resources, and how to adjust when problems or opportunities arise).

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4 Reasons to Ditch Your Goal-Planning Spreadsheet

Elizabeth Thompson

Posted by Elizabeth Thompson
May 12, 2017

Let me start this post with a confession: I love spreadsheets.

I’m a card-carrying member of the Excel fan club. Nothing makes me happier than a nested “if” statement. (Ok, maybe a nested if statement that is executed with a macro that also uses an advanced filter.) Spreadsheets can do amazing things and are the go-to choice when you don’t have exactly the right tool for the job. I totally get that.

But there's one thing spreadsheets aren't great for: housing business goals.

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10 Questions to Help CEOs Create Effective Company Strategy

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
May 5, 2017

If you don't know where you are going, it is difficult to make decisions about anything else in the business. This applies to everyone from entry-level employees to the CEO. One of the CEO's key responsibilities is to create the strategy. With a well-developed strategy in place, your organization can act as one in pursuit of a common vision.

However, many CEOs only give lip service to strategy, avoiding the hard work of writing, honing, and sharing a specific strategic plan. The most powerful strategy tool in the CEO's arsenal is questions. Here are 10 questions to help you develop your company strategy.

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