The CEO Handbook

The Pocket Guide for Startup CEOs

Author: Steve Wagh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971856295

Category: Chief executive officers

Page: 156

View: 681

The CEO Handbook is a pocket guide containing the author's direct answers to their most frequently asked questions. It offers step-by-step advice and includes anecdotes from my personal experiences to help you avoid some of the same mistakes made by others.

The CEO's Strategy Handbook

Author: Stuart Cross

Publisher: Global Professional Pub

ISBN: 9781906403669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

View: 2342

There are many books on strategy, but very few focus on helping CEOs fulfill their role in leading strategy in their organization. The CEO's Strategy Handbook will give CEOs and senior executives provocative insights and pragmatic advice to setting strategy, leading the strategy process, and turning winning strategies into great results. The term strategy has, with the help of consultants and academics, developed a mystique that makes it sound difficult, complicated and only for people with an IQ greater than 150. Stuart Cross smashes through this misconception, showing CEOs that this critical element in improving the performance of their business is a straightforward--and even enjoyable--process that they can feel confident in mastering. The fundamentals to great strategy and effective implementation remain the same. Setting a clear direction, rigorously identifying and pursuing opportunities where the organization has competitive advantages, combined with an ability to make trade-offs, focus on priorities, communicate the bigger picture and drive accountabilities are the ways in which the CEO can make a strategy come to life and deliver dramatic and sustainable success. This book shows CEOs how they can make this happen in their own organization. It includes case studies, self-tests, interviews with leading CEOs, charts, frameworks and action plans to bring the ideas alive for the readers.

The CEO Handbook- Innovations in Machinery

The CEO Handbook to cover the innovations and new developments in the textile machinery. This feature shall be a voice through which the machinery companies can narrate their story of innovations. They can present their innovative machineries and new development to the textile leaders through the medium of this print feature that will be circulated to CEOs and top decision makers of textile companies within India and South East Asia. This feature will not only render visibility to their innovations but also act as a positive catalyst of success.

Author: Fibre2Fashion

Publisher: Fibre2Fashion

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 166

View: 4096

In today’s world, textile manufacturers need to keep upgrading their machineries to stay competitive. In fact, it is the latest machinery that drives the growth of the textile and garment industry by providing efficiency and optimisation in production. To meet customers’ demands and needs, global leaders in textile machineries strive hard to come up with innovative and more efficient textile machines. The newer machines are intelligently designed to give maximum quality and optimum economic efficiency with outstanding features. The trends in shipments of machineries give an indication of which machineries are in demand. Shipments of flat-knitting machines rose by 52 per cent, while deliveries of shuttle-less looms increased by 14 per cent year-on-year in 2015, according to the 38th annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) released by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF). On the other hand, shipments in some textile machinery segments experienced declines in 2015. Deliveries of new short-staple spindles fell by nearly 8 per cent from 2014 to 2015. Shipped long-staple spindles and open-end rotors decreased by 61 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively. The number of shipped draw texturing spindles fell by 26 per cent and shipments for new circular knitting machines by 6 per cent year-on-year. However, 2015 was a very good year for the segment of electronic flat knitting machines as global shipments grew by 52 per cent to 70,100 machines, the highest level since 2011. Not surprisingly, Asia received the highest share of shipments (93 per cent). China remained the world’s largest investor for flat knitting machines in 2015. Thereby, Chinese investments increased from 19,000 units to 35,500 units. But, due to rising labour and production costs, textile and garment manufacturing is shifting, to a certain extent, from China. As a result, new plants are being set up in other countries, especially in Asia and Africa. This is where the new machineries would be in demand. ‘Innovations in Machinery — The CEO Handbook’ tries to explain the advantages of various machines that will help technocrats in choosing the right machine. This volume is a collection of top most companies that inform readers about the latest innovations in textile machinery. It presents some of the leading machinery entrepreneurs from different textile verticals who have contributed to the textile industry with their innovations. New technologies and techniques in textile production are sure to draw the attention of top textile technocrats. Going beyond, this volume attempts to give a glimpse of the future of textile machinery and production. This handbook will reach the top technocrats in the textile and apparel organisations throughout the world. It will serve as an extensive source of information regarding upcoming technologies and innovations in the global textile machinery industry.

Make Disruption Work

a CEO handbook for digital transformation

Author: Alexandra Jankovich,Tom Voskes

Publisher: Vior Webmedia

ISBN: 9082838214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7618

Digital disruption is the biggest challenge businesses are facing; Make Disruption Work gives you the blueprints of what it is and how to win at it. Jankovich and Voskes have worked with some of the biggest companies in the world, building their digital capabilities from the ground up. This book crystallizes the knowledge. It is practical, demystifying, effective, and endorsed by leading CEOs and business school professors (e.g. Unilever, INSEAD). Make Disruption Work is designed to be easy to navigate, and is richly illustrated with infographics, diagrams and real-world examples. It is focused on evidence, not opinion, and as a result is refreshingly concise. Disruption needn't be a threat. It's a power, and it's in your hands. Praise for Make Disruption Work 'With outstanding simplicity and deep insights, this book reveals the "how to" of digital disruption.' Paul Polman, CEO Unilever 'Disruption is on every business leader's mind. Alexandra Jankovich and Tom Voskes have taken this complex topic and created a very clear, actionable path. This book is easy to read, and the examples really make the ideas come to life.' Wiebe Draijer, CEO, Rabobank 'There is no escaping digital disruption. Make Disruption Work is a very practical call to action: the 5D model proposed is a powerful guide to help navigate those disrupted waters. After reading it, you feel convinced that, yes, corporates can beat start-ups!' Franck J. Moison, Vice Chairman Colgate-Palmolive 'Disruption demystified! This book is unique in the realm of digitization gurus and doomsayers: in a typically Dutch straightforward style the phenomenon of digitization is dissected and reduced to its essence. Instead of far out projections this book offers practical perspectives and a clear manual for every company to master disruption step-by-step. The short, concise style and many examples are a guarantee that this book won't remain unread on the bedside table.' Annet Aris, Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD 'Make Disruption Work is an easy-to-digest and visually appealing book packed full of useful advice for senior leaders tackling the challenges of digital disruption. It adopts a very practical lens, with effective solutions to real-world problems.' Michael Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, IMD 'Fantastic book!!! Readable format, good overview and many practical examples and pieces of advice. It creates a language that boardrooms and CEOs can use.' Menno Antal, Managing Partner, 3i Private Equity 'A must-read for any modern-day business leader in need of practical advice and examples on how to approach digital transformation.' Rahmyn Kress, Chief Digital Officer, Henkel 'Digital disruption brings massive new opportunities for growth, even in the most traditional industries. This book sets out a concrete set of actions to get there, backed by real-world experience, not just consulting "fluff." With a unique visual style, and packed full of engaging, easy-to-grasp content, SparkOptimus has created a winner!' Jan Derck van Karnebeek, Chief Commercial Officer Heineken

The CEO’s Playbook

Turning the Employees You Have into the Dream Team You Always Wanted

Author: Nora Ganescu

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683503120

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9176

Many business leaders love their work and their company, but don’t know what else to do to get their employees to love it, too. Their employees may be good people; however, leaders who want their team to become brilliant together are facing roadblocks. In The CEO’s Playbook, Nora Ganescu shows businesses how to become that exciting and innovative workplace that creates one game-changing success after the other. She also understands the importance of key elements such as dedication, passion, and joy at work and teaches leaders how to instill these qualities within their employees. If running your company feels more like pushing a huge boulder up the mountain, then you are not alone. The CEO’s Playbook can help.

Hot Seat

The Startup CEO Guidebook

Author: Dan Shapiro

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449360831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 7750

What avoidable problem destroys more young startups than any other? Why is it a mistake to ask for introductions to investors? When do you play the CEO card? Should you sell out? Author and four-time founder/CEO Dan Shapiro tells the stories of dozens of startups whose companies lived and died by the advice in these pages. From inception to destruction and triumph to despair, this rollercoaster read takes aspiring entrepreneurs from the highs of billion-dollar payouts and market-smashing success to the depths of impostor syndrome and bankruptcy. Hot Seat is divided into the five phases of the startup CEO experience: Founding explains how to formulate your idea, allocate equity, and not argue yourself to death Funding provides the keys to venture capital, angels, and crowdfunding, plus clear advice on which approach to choose Leadership lays out a path to build a strategy and culture for your team that will survive good times and bad Management reveals how to manage your board, argue with your team, and play the CEO card Endgame explains how to finish a company's existence with grace, wealth, and minimal litigation

Startup CEO

A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business, + Website

Author: Matt Blumberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118683153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 2029

A definitive book for any CEO—first time or otherwise—of a high-growth company While big company CEOs are usually groomed for the job for years, startup CEOs aren't—and they're often young and relatively inexperienced in business in general. Author Matt Blumberg, a technology and marketing entrepreneur, knows this all too well. Back in 1999, he started a company called Return Path, which later became the driving force behind the creation of his blog, OnlyOnce—because "you're only a first time CEO once." Now, more than a decade later, he's written Startup CEO. As the fifth book in the StartUp Revolution series, this reliable resource is based on Blumberg's experience as a startup CEO and covers a number of issues he's faced over the dozen years he's been a CEO. Offers valuable insights into how the CEO sets the overall vision and strategy of the company and communicates it to all stakeholders Discusses how to build a company's human capital by recruiting, hiring, and retaining the very best talent Examines how a CEO must align available resources with the company's strategy in order to ensure success Addresses what it takes to master the "How" of being a CEO—from leading an executive team to managing in any type of market Engaging and informative, this book is essential reading for any, and every, CEO.

High Performance with High Integrity

Author: Ben W. Heineman Jr.

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422146065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 7574

Our free-market capitalist system is the world's greatest driver of prosperity, but it has a dark side. Under intense pressure to make the numbers, executives and employees face temptation to cut corners, fudge accounts, or worse. And in today's unforgiving environment, such lapses can be catastrophic. Fines and settlements have amounted to billions of dollars. Careers and companies have imploded. In High Performance with High Integrity, Ben Heineman argues that there is only one way for companies to avoid such failures: CEOs must create a culture of integrity through exemplary leadership, transparency, incentives, and processes, not just rules and penalties. Heineman, GE's chief legal officer and a member of both Jack Welch's and Jeff Immelt's senior management teams for nearly twenty years, reveals crucial "performance with integrity" principles and practices that you can begin applying immediately, and shows how you can drive performance by integrating integrity systems and processes deep into company operations. Such principles and practices also create affirmative benefits: inside the corporation, in the marketplace and in society. Concise and insightful, this book provides a much-needed corporate blueprint for doing well while doing good in the high-pressure global economy. From our new Memo to the CEO series--solutions-focused advice from today's leading practitioners.

The CEO Code

Create a Great Company and Inspire People to Greatness with Practical Advice from an Experienced Executive

Author: David Rohlander

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601635389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3747

Inspirational and informative, The CEO Code shares real-life stories of success and failure from author David Rohlander’s personal journey and work as a mentor and coach to CEOs and executives of Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized companies, and start-ups. The book will give you: Practical advice for dealing with people. Proven strategies to increase business profits and growth. Unique and simple solutions to complex problems. The secret to authentic communication.

The CEO’s Secret Weapon

How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness

Author: Jan Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113744424X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

View: 3289

Many executives don't take full advantage of the assistant who sits right outside their door. This book educates executives about all the ways in which they can streamline and improve the way they work with the help of a great assistant, while teaching them to identify great candidates and maximize the benefits of this special relationship.

Handbook on CEO-board

Relations and Responsibilities

Author: George R. Boggs

Publisher: Amer. Assn. of Community Col

ISBN: 0871173700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 65

View: 3906

Successful CEO board relations are universally guided by certain overarching principles and considerations. Inside this handbook, you will find practical advice on achieving successful CEO board relations, including how to appoint and elect candidates and develop new recruits, strategies for communicating effectively and addressing compromised board relations, and best practices for hiring and evaluating CEOs. Basic structures, functions, roles, and responsibilities of CEOs, boards, and committees are also detailed."

The Definitive Executive Assistant and Managerial Handbook

A Professional Guide to Leadership for all PAs, Senior Secretaries, Office Managers and Executive Assistants

Author: Sue France

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749465832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 6478

From best-selling author and expert Sue France, The Definitive Executive Assistant & Managerial Handbook is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to take their career development to the next level. Placing special emphasis on personal leadership development as well as practical skills, you will learn how to manage a small team, climb the career ladder to gain more responsibility, negotiate effectively and confidently manage a project. It will teach you how to recruit and induct staff, make decisions fairly and consistently, build a productive team and environment and get noticed at work. For ambitious Assistants who want to continually improve their skills, The Definitive Executive & Managerial Handbook is an indispensable guide, helping you to maintain your professional image and achieve resounding success.

The Adweek Copywriting Handbook

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America's Top Copywriters

Author: Joseph Sugarman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111842879X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 6979

Great copy is the heart and soul of the advertising business. In this practical guide, legendary copywriter Joe Sugarman provides proven guidelines and expert advice on what it takes to write copy that will entice, motivate, and move customers to buy. For anyone who wants to break into the business, this is the ultimate companion resource for unlimited success.

The CEO of Technology

Lead, Reimagine, and Reinvent to Drive Growth and Create Value in Unprecedented Times

Author: Hunter Muller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119270235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6828

Introduction: are you ready for 2030? -- Qualities of courageous leadership -- What keeps the CEO up at night -- Driving innovation across the enterprise -- Leaders of transformational change -- Elevation and career ascent -- The "eyes and ears" of the enterprise -- Building a robust network of partners -- Key takeaways

The CEO of Self

An Executive Functioning Workbook

Author: Jan Johnston-Tyler,Jan Johnston-Tyler Ma

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499294934

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 3542

''CEO of Self provides oodles of great tips, tools, and strategies to help anyone who is organizationally challenged get back into their executive control room and steer the mother ship of self toward greater success in life.'' -Thomas Armstrong, PhD, author of The Power of Neurodiversity and Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom ------------------------------------------------ Written for teens, young adults, and adults, this pragmatic, insightful, and often humorous book leads the reader through explanations and exercises that will improve daily living skills, regardless of ability or age. Starting with skill domains of Time, Space, and Memory, this book incrementally develops the reader's skills to lead them through more advanced topics such as project management, decision-making, and negotiating obstacles, all while gaining better understanding into what makes our marvelous minds do what they do and how to tap into their incredible power.

The CEO Tightrope

How to Master the Balancing Act of a Successful CEO

Author: Joel Trammell

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626341079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 5128

No CEO can find a point of balance and then stand still--that’s not even possible on a tightrope. The expectation is that the business must always move forward. The American CEO walks a tightrope daily . . . many times blindfolded and without a net below. The job of balancing the often-competing interests of a company’s constituents is so challenging that the average lifespan of a newly minted CEO is around five years. Why is it that our most successful businesspeople, individuals who have been wildly successful at every other position in their career, often fail when they get to the CEO chair? The job of the CEO is unlike any leadership position, yet many CEOs are unprepared for its challenges. Yes, you must have business acumen and people-management skills, but you’ll also need to own the company vision, provide the proper resources, build the culture consistently and in alignment with company goals, make key decisions, and deliver performance that satisfies boards, shareholders, and investors. And, to complicate matters, you must work in an ambiguous environment in which you have absolute responsibility but questionable control. Your biggest challenge will be the balancing act required to be successful--to grow your company in the short term and create a long-term advantage that makes your efforts sustainable. Joel Trammell, successful entrepreneur, CEO, and investor, explores the various points of balance that challenge every CEO. He identifies what it looks like when a CEO is off balance and offers modern techniques and approaches to regain balance, drawn from almost thirty years of study and experience. You’ll learn about the 50+ daily struggles that might pull you off balance, such as how to build credibility while avoiding the cheerleader vs. Eeyore trap; how to identify the right growth opportunities while avoiding the budget blower vs. budget tyrant trap; and how to create strong alignment while avoiding the CIA vs. amateur trap. Trammell has created this resource for aspiring, new, and more experienced CEOs. He shares stories that allow you to identify your own strengths and weaknesses and provides questions that promote self-analysis. Filling a void in the market for a clear, compelling guide for CEOs, The CEO Tightrope is certain to become your go-to valued resource.

Become the CEO of You, Inc

A Pioneering Executive Shares Her Secrets for Career Success

Author: Susan Bulkeley Butler

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

View: 2331

How do you turn your dreams into reality? How do you make things happen for you, rather than let things happen to you? Don't be humble about who you are and what you are capable of. Stand tall and stand out. Be known. Be recognized as a leader, and most of all, know you are a leader, is Susan Bulkeley Butler's call to action for her readers to take responsibility for their lives.In this updated second edition of the best-selling Become the CEO of You, Inc., Susan has provided strategies for improving your life and new techniques for advancing your career. The book is focused around her Make it Happen model, which is based on three decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies. The steps include: Develop a clear aspiration for You, Inc.; build your board of directors; develop your plan to make your aspiration happen; and navigate your day-to-day journey.The second edition is completely revised and includes new topics such as: The importance of executive coaching; developing your image in today's world; taking a long-term view of your life and career; new opportunities for balancing career and family; use of social networking techniques¦ the good, bad and ugly; and preparing for promotion.

The Four Dilemmas of the CEO

Mastering the make-or-break moments in every executive’s career

Author: Tom Biesinger,Ross Wall,Clifford Herbertson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3386

Momentum is your greatest ally – with it you can do anything, without it you will stall. As CEO you hate surprises, especially the kind that undermines momentum - yours or the organization you lead. Every CEO's journey is unique. However, there exists a very predictable, but previously unknown pattern: the CEO life cycle. The Four Dilemmas of the CEO outlines the common challenges that every CEO will face during their tenure, irrespective of geography or industry. Once understood, action can be taken to break through these glass ceilings that cause CEOs to get stuck in the business, while their mandate for working on the business is continually diverted. Framed within the life cycle of a CEO, the Four Dilemmas are: 1. You're in charge of everything, but cannot completely trust anything. 2. You know that today's executive cannot deliver tomorrow's results. 3. How do you engage the full capability of your executive on the business when their reputations were earned working in the business? 4. At what point does the price of remaining personally relevant outweigh your other options? In the first book to focus on the life cycle of a CEO, the authors draw on decades of international experience, both as former CEOs and trusted advisers, to show every executive how to recognize and anticipate the individual dilemmas, master them, and accelerate through them.

Going from Homeless to CEO

The No Excuse

Author: Rose Cathy Handy

Publisher: Trumedia

ISBN: 9781897404294

Category: Self-Help

Page: 114

View: 5488

Rose started her bilingual consultancy in the shelter. Today Rose's business has grown and she has run countless bilingual job fairs, helping to connect 16,000 people to jobs. Rose now teaches how to overcome adversity, anger and jealousy to create a successful and happy life.

The Cyber Risk Handbook

Creating and Measuring Effective Cybersecurity Capabilities

Author: Domenic Antonucci

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119308801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 2531

Actionable guidance and expert perspective for real-world cybersecurity The Cyber Risk Handbook is the practitioner's guide to implementing, measuring and improving the counter-cyber capabilities of the modern enterprise. The first resource of its kind, this book provides authoritative guidance for real-world situations, and cross-functional solutions for enterprise-wide improvement. Beginning with an overview of counter-cyber evolution, the discussion quickly turns practical with design and implementation guidance for the range of capabilities expected of a robust cyber risk management system that is integrated with the enterprise risk management (ERM) system. Expert contributors from around the globe weigh in on specialized topics with tools and techniques to help any type or size of organization create a robust system tailored to its needs. Chapter summaries of required capabilities are aggregated to provide a new cyber risk maturity model used to benchmark capabilities and to road-map gap-improvement. Cyber risk is a fast-growing enterprise risk, not just an IT risk. Yet seldom is guidance provided as to what this means. This book is the first to tackle in detail those enterprise-wide capabilities expected by Board, CEO and Internal Audit, of the diverse executive management functions that need to team up with the Information Security function in order to provide integrated solutions. Learn how cyber risk management can be integrated to better protect your enterprise Design and benchmark new and improved practical counter-cyber capabilities Examine planning and implementation approaches, models, methods, and more Adopt a new cyber risk maturity model tailored to your enterprise needs The need to manage cyber risk across the enterprise—inclusive of the IT operations—is a growing concern as massive data breaches make the news on an alarmingly frequent basis. With a cyber risk management system now a business-necessary requirement, practitioners need to assess the effectiveness of their current system, and measure its gap-improvement over time in response to a dynamic and fast-moving threat landscape. The Cyber Risk Handbook brings the world's best thinking to bear on aligning that system to the enterprise and vice-a-versa. Every functional head of any organization must have a copy at-hand to understand their role in achieving that alignment.