Who writes this blog?
Susan is a 25+ year veteran of the business world and an advisor to CEOs worldwide.
Peter has been helping to build executive management teams since 1997, when he transitioned from a career in advertising.
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Not all management teams are created equal. Some increase the capabilities of a business exponentially. While others seem to be put together by accident with little strategy or planning and, as a result, little contribution to the success of the business or the CEO.
Well-balanced, agile, powerful management teams make all the difference in the world. (We call them High Performance Management Teams for obvious marketing reasons.) They’re not easy to come by. Sometimes they take years to build. But no CEO with a good management team has ever seriously wished they weren’t there.
Here are ten reasons why it’s
Last week we were guests at the opening of this year’s Cirque du Soleil on the Santa Monica pier. While being blown away – as usual – by the skill of the performers, I realized I was also looking at the product of amazing management.
Cirque du Soleil, from its game-changing revamp of the traditional circus model to its rapid, global expansion, is an often-used example of success. According to Wikipedia (yes – I was too lazy to look any farther), “Cirque expanded rapidly through the 1990s and 2000s, going from one show to 19 shows in over 271 cities
I haven’t conducted any scientifically-sound research nor am I aware of any, but it’s been my experience that very few CEOs (VERY few) come to the job with management training or experience. And, as many of you will likely attest, you can get a long way without it.
But if you’re serious about growing a company, success will make management skills and systems necessary. You’ll probably even learn to love it – if for no other reason than that good, sound management will make your life easier, your people much happier, and your company more successful.
So when does it