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.”
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.
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: