Achieving Success as CEO

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You have to work harder than ever before to meet the demands of your role as CEO. Mounting stacks of paper greet you every morning; competing priorities attend unending meetings with you; personnel issues line up outside your door; competitors wait for you to fail. It can seem like there is no room for success.

Mike Harden helps crowd out doubt, banish uncertainty, and make room for growth and achievement. Drawing on decades of executive experience, Mike has developed this resource to share his advice, best practices, and tips for achieving success as a CEO.

Mike Harden’s White Paper: How To Hire Great Sales People

Mike Harden | | Solving Problems, Thinking Strategically

The hard part about hiring for a sales position is that even mediocre salespeople do a terrific job selling themselves. Resumes and interviews are full of promises, record growth, and past quota-breaking heroics. On-the-job reality, though, is too often a very different story. Delayed deals, prospects dropping out of the pipeline, money and time wasted, […]

The Number One Political Trend Affecting Small Business Today

Mike Harden | | Listen To Mike, Thinking Strategically

Honeywell, Johnson&Johnson, Boeing, HP, Wells Fargo, CitiGroup, Bank of America, and other corporations each employ hundreds of thousands of employees. But they are not the largest employers of American workers. The grocery stores, dry cleaners, mechanics shops, salons, and other small businesses peppering your neighborhood are. The 23 million small businesses in the US are the […]

The Myth Of Work-Life Balance

Mike Harden | | Finding Time in the Day

There is no such thing as work/life balance. There used to be. At the beginning of my career, I could escape and remain disconnected from the office for whole hours at a time. Today, our personal lives are so intertwined with work that it is hard to separate. Everywhere we go we are tied into work. […]