It’s no secret that CEOs need advice. In fact, many of them are constantly seeking it out from various sources. But what’s less well known is that even CEOs need to be held accountable for taking that advice and turning it into action.
In my experience, the CEOs/company owners whose companies are doing the least well are the ones who are looking for advice but failing to take it. They hear all these great ideas, but rather than putting in the time and effort necessary to make them happen, they simply go back to their regular routines seemingly believing that knowing what action to take is enough. It is not!
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Here is some of my best advice for CEOs – based on years of experience:
Accept that you Can’t Do it Alone.
It’s not a sign of weakness to admit that you can’t handle everything yourself. In fact, it’s likely the contrary: recognizing this can actually be one of your strongest traits as a leader.
Find an Accountability Partner.
It might be someone in your organization, or perhaps it’s a trusted friend or family member who will keep you on track. But what’s important is that you have someone who will help you put together a solution action plan and make sure you’re meeting milestones.
Don’t Be Afraid to Make Changes.
If you’re not getting the results you want, that’s likely because you’re not making the needed changes. It’s easy to fall into a rut and simply tell yourself that you’ll get to it “as soon as I finish…..”, but that kind of thinking is unlikely to lead you anywhere good.
So if you’re a CEO struggling with getting your company on track, understand that even the best leaders need outside advice from time to time. And once you have that advice, make sure you’re taking action on it rather than just letting it sit idly by. After all, the only person who can really change things for the better is you.
This leads us to the advice…
Quality of the Advice
The quality of the advice is not the problem; it’s the propensity for the receiver of that advice to jump back into the daily grind, telling themselves, “I’ll get to it as soon as I finish…”
That simply won’t cut it. If you’re looking for actual results, you need to find someone who can help you put together a solution action plan and hold you accountable for meeting its milestones.
People need sounding boards, even high-performing CEOs.
I dare say especially high-performing CEOs.
If you’re not getting the results you need, that’s likely because you’re not putting in the hard work of making changes where they are needed. Don’t be afraid to listen to advice and put it into action – after all, it’s only by doing so that you can finally start moving your company in a positive direction.
If this is you, it’s time to take action– because as long as things continue on the same path, they’re only going to worsen. After all, I’ve run nine companies myself, and I know firsthand how important accountability is in making sure that things actually get done. Otherwise, it’s too easy to let good advice go to waste.
Put together a Solution Action Plan.
If you’re not getting the results you want, that will continue to be the case unless you do the harder work of making needed changes.
Let me explain: the only way you will see the kind of success you truly desire is by putting together a solution action plan and holding yourself accountable for meeting its milestones.
What’s a solution action plan, you ask?
It’s a roadmap for the changes you need to make to see your company succeed. And while it may seem daunting at first, I promise that if you follow through and do what needs to be done, there are good things just around the corner.
So if you’re ready to take your business to the next level, don’t hesitate. Start putting together that solution action plan today, and make sure you’re committed to seeing it through. After all, what’s the point of advice if you’re not going to take action?
Only by making those changes will you truly see results. So what are you waiting for? Get started today, and see how much better things can be.
CEOs, do you need a Business Coach?
If you said yes, you’re already on your way. If you said no, you may want to read my post on the benefits of hiring one,
When you hire a business coach, you’re making a commitment to your success and an investment in yourself.
You’re saying that you want to be held accountable, that you’re ready to make changes, and that you’re willing to do what it takes to see your company succeed.
A business coach will help you put together a solution action plan, and they’ll make sure you stick to it. They’ll push you to be your best, and they’ll help you see things from a different perspective.
They’ll also hold you accountable, which is essential for any CEO who wants to see real results.
If you’re serious about taking your business to the next level, hiring a business coach is one of your best investments. So what are you waiting for? If you’re ready to see real change in your company, then don’t hesitate–hire a business coach today and start taking action.
With proper guidance and accountability, there’s no limit to what your company can achieve. So why settle for anything less? Hire a business coach and see your company reach new heights.
Let me explain why you should work with a business coach:
As a CEO, you know that running a successful business is no easy task. That’s why many small business owners and CEOs turn to business coaching services for support and guidance.
— Debra Russell (@artistsmba) May 13, 2022
But finding the right coach isn’t always easy. You need someone who understands your industry and can offer realistic, actionable advice.
That’s where I come in – as a professional coach, I can help you identify the areas of your company that could use improvement and provide expert guidance and support to help you make those changes successfully.
I’ve been in your shoes as a CEO many times, and I have the skills and experience to help you reach your goals.
So why wait? Let me help you boost the success of your business today – contact me now to learn more about my services and get started on improving your company!
Whether you’re just starting out or looking to grow your existing business, I’m here to help.
Book a free consultation today, and learn how working with an executive coach can help you increase your bottom line.
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