Founder and COO

Founder & COO: Pulling Out the Tangles

Highly creative founder-CEOs almost inevitably reach a point where they want or need their companies to run better.  Often, this leads to the hiring of a Chief Operating Officer.  Perhaps no single pair in organizational life is as hard to manage as the founder/CEO and COO relationship. Part of the challenge of turning an obvious,… Read more » Read more

Setting Strategy

Setting strategy: 6 Cs

The work of setting strategy aims at a clear “where by when and how” that I’d articulated in the prior post as: Commitment to a destination and to core concepts that shape the choices for how to get there At the same time, this work involves deep consideration of dimensions that can be influenced but… Read more » Read more