In Season 9 of the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast, which we entitled “Mission-driven CEOs”, I interviewed a variety of impressive Chief Executives about their sense of mission:What’s the impact they want to make beyond just the financials — in terms of the company mission and their personal leadership legacy?How do they put that into practice on a daily

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I spent last week with our Rivendell CEO Mastermind group in the beautiful town of Chantilly, just outside of Paris. This is the community that I run for high-level chief execs, each of who is an extraordinary leader who’s up to exciting things in the world. We were in an amazing hotel right next to the stunning Chateau,

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Taking over ultimate responsibility for a business as Chief Executive Officer is a big challenge, especially if you’ve never done it before. The CEO learning curve is going to be steep. So instead of learning everything the hard way, wouldn’t it be great if you could take some short cuts? Imagine that, instead having to find out

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The CEO role is demanding and often exhausting. There are many stakeholders who demand attention, pressures are high, there’s a sense of isolation, and the available workload far exceeds any individual’s ability to deliver. The risk, then, is that the CEO becomes subject to tunnel vision – focused on one or two pressing topics based on

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“I’m an excellent functional/operational leader, but in the CEO role I need to become a strategic/transformational leader.” This is the kind of comment I often hear from clients who have recently taken on the CEO role, and they’re right. The CEO role is a move out of the comfort zone of functional leadership or business

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When you’re at the top of your organisation, who supports and challenges you?Who’s your role model and inspiration?Who are the people who have your back?Who’s your tribe where you can relax amongst peers? The difficulties of finding CEO communityAs you rise through an organisation and assume increasing responsibilities, it can be harder to find peers who

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As CEO, what decisions are truly yours to take, and which decisions should you be empowering other people to make? This is a key question for any CEO or senior leader to answer, and it’s a recurring topic of discussion amongst my CEO clientele. Failing to get clarity on this will result in disempowerment for your

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You can glean quite a bit of valuable information by listening to podcasts today. There are over a million that span a broad range of topics and interests, some of which contain advice for busy executives offered by experts in their fields. But the concept of listening to experts, and generally other people, is not

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