Finding and developing the right top team is a critical job for any CEO. But it can be hard to know what you need when you’re heading into territory where you’ve never been before. The presence of loyal people who helped you in the past but may not be up to the job in the future pose difficult decisions for the CEO.
Likewise, mid-market CEOs need to hire top lieutenants who know more than the CEO does in their areas of expertise, making it a challenge for the CEO to assess their performance. Another big dynamic that changes with scale is that the C-level team doesn’t just report to the CEO, they must team with each other, often independent of the CEO. Up yet another level of scale, each C-level exec must be a top-notch leader himself, casting the CEO in the role of leading leaders. We help the CEO grow the skills to stay at the top of the org chart, continually pulling the leaders below him to new heights.