Operating with Vision

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Companies cannot grow past the boundaries of their leaders’ vision. When that vision is based solely on profit, the organization suffers. When it is based on outdated business models or faulty best practices, the organization suffers.

But when the CEO’s vision is aligned with strategic goals and objectives, when it is based on potential and opportunity instead of problems and doubt, and when it is inspiring and motivating to the people who are supposed to translate it into action, then watch out. This is a company that can dominate and a CEO who can lead.

4 Tips For Attracting Top Talent

Mike Harden | | Operating with Vision

Successful companies populate their teams with A-players. To do otherwise is a disservice to the company and its stakeholders. Unfortunately, most A-players aren’t actively seeking new employment. They are probably well compensated and content in their current positions – which is why it’s difficult to find them. The role of the CEO is to effectively […]

The Three Keys To Success for Great CEOs

Mike Harden | | Operating with Vision

Ever wonder why some CEOs succeed so easily while others seem to struggle just to keep their company going? The answer is simpler than you think. Really great CEOs focus their efforts on three key factors: Clarity, Accountability, and KPIs. Clarity is one of the most violated principles of running an organization. People in an organization […]

Why Coaching Can Help Women Reach the Top

Mike Harden | | Building Relationships, Operating with Vision, Solving Problems

For every Ursula Burns, Indra Nooyi, Rosalind Brewer, and Mary Erdoes who makes it to the top of the corporate ladder, there are thousands of women struggling with the climb. In some corporate environments, women still carry the weight of traditional expectations, contradictions, and stereotypes. Executive coaching can be a valuable support system for some […]

Mike Harden’s White Paper: Understanding the Free Market System

Mike Harden | | Operating with Vision, Thinking Strategically

No one should ever doubt that the free market system is a wonderful mechanism that creates wealth, jobs, and goods. It is not some artificial device created by a smoke-filled room full of devious bankers. Instead, it developed and evolved naturally over thousands of years through the incessant desire of human beings to seek personal […]

What Are The Top Five Culture Builders In An Organization?

Mike Harden | | Listen To Mike, Operating with Vision, Resolving Employee Problems

How does the US Army persuade Rangers to endure the hottest, coldest, wettest or driest conditions on earth? How do they convince them to tolerate hours of inactivity interlaced with minutes of heart-racing action; or to sacrifice time with their families? And how do they get them to feel honored to do so? It’s not […]