How We Work With You

How We Work With You

Who We Help: Midsized company C-Suite leaders who are determined to dramatically improve the performance of their leadership team. These are the most frequent services we deliver to our clients.Click on any of the services to learn more or contact us using the form.

Creating a Leadership Team That Works Powerfully Together. We help CEOs create an exceptional leadership team whose members work well together and raise each other’s game.  Our impact can be rapid: Far better decisions, made much faster; the end of infighting; key initiatives put back on track; much better team performance; and individual performance improvements.  The stronger the leadership, the stronger and more sustainable the growth.

Improving Strategic And Operational Planning. We help create rigorous and competitively distinctive strategic and operational plans, get your leadership teams aligned on the strategy, and help turn that strategy into concrete operational plans.  We help set up or stand up what we call the Leadership Operating System.

Facilitating Offsite, Retreat, and Board Meetings. We help you plan the content and objectives of your offsites, retreats, and pivotal board meetings.  We act as the neutral, outside facilitator of the event.  We ensure that everyone gets heard and that the meeting produces tangible, actionable outcomes for the business.

Business Coaching: Making Better Decisions Faster. We act as coaches to the CEO and executive team members.  Through careful questioning, we help them zero in on their most challenging problems and help them think through answers.  We also have consultants who are deep functional experts, and who can work with your CFO, CIO, CTO, CMO, and CHRO.

Getting Equity Partners Aligned. We help partners stay (or become) aligned with each other, and with the trajectory of the business. At times, (when we are involved earlier) we help the partners agree on strategy and tactics for the business, and each of their responsibilities for execution, and appropriate peer performance review processes. Other times (when we are involved later) we act as mediators, helping to reduce friction. For large partnerships, we often help with communication and engagement.

Succession Planning and Ownership Transitions. Midsized businesses can outlive their founder and their current leaders, but only if future leaders are in place and ready for the responsibility. This is no easy task. We help CEOs and their successors through the process both intellectually and emotionally. In many cases, ownership interests are transferred, and we support this delicate transaction as well.

Buying and Selling Businesses. We help clients reduce the risk of M&A and increase the likelihood of success. If executed well, strategic acquisitions add value in big chunks. Well planned exits bring that value home.

Leadership Services.  This program shaves two years off emerging leaders’ learning curve, increases retention of high potential leadership talent, and builds a broader team of leaders to accelerate growth.

Assessments. These can help us figure out where we are, so we know which way to go.  Many of them also make us think more deeply because of the questions they pose.

About Robert Sher

Robert Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the leadership infrastructure of midsized companies seeking to accelerate their performance. He was chief executive of Bentley Publishing Group from 1984 to 2006 and steered the firm to become a leading player in its industry (decorative art publishing).

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ADDRESS: 21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd
Suite A4101, San Ramon, CA 94583, USA
TEL: 1-925-829-8190

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