What is it that separates the great CEOs from the rest of the pack? Jim Schleckser, our guest for this show, is here with the answers. Jim has spent his career running companies for other people, and used CEO peer groups to help him make difficult decisions and when to cross certain bridges.

When he left that environment Jim opted to continue working with CEO peer groups and founded the Inc CEO Project, a company devoted to helping CEOs become great leaders for their companies.

On this episode Jim and I talk about the biggest things he sees holding CEOs back, the five roles of a CEO and when to play each, and the importance of defining and measuring your effectiveness.

Listen to this episode and discover:

– What is player mode and could it be stifling your business?
– Does having a leader in a key role lower the value of a business being sold?
– What makes mastermind and peer advisory groups so valuable?
– Do you want all As in your business or are Bs also important?
– And so much more…

Episode Overview

With Inc CEO Project Jim and his team help CEOs improve their performance to become the most effective leaders they can be. They also help CEOs with the most challenging aspects of the role through 1 on 1 coaching and peer group interaction. That group mind was often invaluable to Jim in his corporate days, and the same holds true for his Inc CEO Project clients today.

When I asked Jim what he sees holding most CEOs back from realizing their full potential Jim says it’s how they allocate their time and engage in their business. Often CEOs are engaging in low-leverage roles and activities, when they should be engaging in high-leverage ones instead.

In essence great CEOs understand their business is a system and if that system is underperforming in some way (not growing as quickly as it could, not earning as much as it could, etc.), it’s up to the CEO to find out why.

Jim compares this experience to that of a hose: if your business is a hose and the water is turned on but not flowing through as quickly or as heavily as you want it to then there’s a kink in the hose. It’s the CEO’s job to find that kink and unkink it.

Once that’s done they move on to the 5 primary roles of a CEO, he explains what those roles are and what is involved in each.

Jim goes on to share the greatest piece of advice he’d give anyone else today, and shares why it is powerful to define and measure your effectiveness and your impact on your business, and to do this for yourself and your team. Jim provides those valuable lesson and more, so listen in and take action to implement what he provides on this episode.

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