CEO Roundtable Blog
It’s Lonely at the Top
Well written, readable and relevant to any senior manager who has struggled with the feeling of isolation at the top of an organization, The Power of Peers offers a great insight into the world of Executive Peer groups. From their long experience with...
Worth Remembering: Grendel’s Mother
Every year the members of CEO Roundtable have a Retreat where we focus on something from the Arts and Humanities, not business. This allows us to seek the deep lessons that can help improve our lives and companies. After every Retreat we leave with a simple phrase or...
CEO Roundtable Celebrates 20 Years
2016 represents the 20th anniversary for CEO Roundtable. For 20 years we have been proving the power of executive peer groups and that it does not have to be lonely at the top. Read about some of our past members only retreats here.
Why CEO Roundtable Embraces the Nautilus
Executives today must be able to handle a variety of pressures while striking a balance between business and family life. CEO Roundtable uses the Nautilus as a symbol of strength and ability to withstand very high pressure.
- The One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson:
This is a silly little book. It is also an effective little book. By telling a few simple parables, the author Blakeley demonstrates the simplicity of the managers job, but the difficulty of doing it. A young protagonist (presumably the author) interviews a fellow identified only as “The One Minute Manager” and a few of his direct reports. Each sheds a bit of light on their particularly simple system of management, consisting of:
1. 250 word written goals
2. One minute praisings
3. One minute reprimands
The goals are simple enough, and there are some rules about how to administer the praise and reprimand, which emphasize clear expression of joy or disappointment and affirmation in the case of reprimand that the disappointment is in the behavior, or result, and not the individual.
The message for me is that the job of management is different than the jobs being managed, and a job in and of itself. This is a central theme in most books on management, including this one.
CEO Roundtable is made up of private, peer advisory groups of 8 to 12 members from non-competing companies. These peer groups provide a forum for invigorating exchanges of information, ideas, and insights.
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