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CEOs: Delegating the Day-to-Day
Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 24, 2019 3:31:06 PM

How to Hire the Right Chief Operating Officer for Your Business

If you are a CEO who wants to hire a COO, did you know that understanding your management type will help you find an executive who will balance your style?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jul 9, 2019 1:33:38 PM

3 Questions to Ask Before Extending an Offer to an Integrator (COO)

If you are the Visionary (CEO) of a small to medium-sized company, you may feel that your firm has reached the stage where you need to hire a second-in-command to help you manage the business.

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jun 10, 2019 1:28:56 PM

What Can Be Learned From Hiring a COO

Are you the CEO of a small to medium-sized company that has decided it’s time to hire a Chief Operating Officer (COO)?

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on May 9, 2019 11:37:33 AM

When Should Your Cannabis Business Hire a Chief Operating Officer?

The legal marijuana industry continues to expand, with some estimates projecting a worldwide market worth over $146 billion by the year 2025. If yours is one of the many companies to enter the booming cannabis trade in recent years, chances are good that you are experiencing a bit more than the typical startup growing pains. For many recent entries to the “cannabusiness” world, a question that inevitably arises is, is it time to hire a COO for my cannabis company?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Mar 5, 2019 12:59:37 PM

Why Introverted COOs Make Great Leaders

Are you the CEO of a small to medium-sized business who is ready to hire a Chief Operations Officer (COO)?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Feb 18, 2019 4:56:54 PM

Bill Belichick: America’s Top COO

The New England Patriots have just won another Super Bowl. Their success under Coach Bill Belichick over two decades has been mind-boggling. The storied franchise has enjoyed 18 straight winning seasons, 15 out of the last 16 division titles, six wins out of nine Super Bowl appearances.

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Feb 4, 2019 4:36:00 PM

Three Business Drivers that Compel a CEO to Hire a COO

Do you belong to a company that is experiencing accelerated growth? Has your organization recently been restructured? Alternatively, is your business dealing with changes in leadership and preoccupied with succession planning?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jan 8, 2019 12:14:39 PM

CEOs: What's Missing to Move Forward [Podcast]

In this episode of Operationally Speaking, Sergiu Simmel of Get Business Momentum interviews our CEO, Adam Kaplan on the topic of the relationship between the CEO and the COO.

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Sep 18, 2018 8:41:53 AM

5 Traits You Should Seek in a Chief Operating Officer

Most CEOs will tell you how critical the COO role is to their business. A strong Chief Operations Officer is instrumental in integrating the founder’s vision into an actionable plan for success. Most COOs will oversee daily activities for operations, manage the financials, ensure employee engagement on a regular basis, and meet the firm’s expectations and goals.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Aug 14, 2018 2:52:52 PM

Chief Operating Officer Job Description Example

Use this example as a guide when composing your next COO job description.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jul 3, 2018 4:43:20 PM

5 Signs it is Time to Hire a COO

If you are the CEO or founder of an emerging growth company, it may not be clear when exactly you need to hire a Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jun 12, 2018 8:38:38 AM

Executive Search in the Cannabis Industry

A new treatment derived from the cannabis plant is showing promise for a host of health problems, and is thus getting a lot of attention from entrepreneurs and investors who are excited about its potential to bring in $16 billion in revenue in 2020.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jun 11, 2018 7:16:25 PM

How to become the Best: Will You Need a COO in the New Year?

The beginning of each year is a time for lists - Best Place to Work, Coolest Company to Work For, etc. We pour over them, as though there will be a truly new idea. Instead, we often find no new answers, no major discoveries.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 9, 2018 1:49:15 PM

When Do You Need to Hire a COO?

After reading a blog post by Dale Robinette (thanks Dale!), we realized that we gave our readers advice on how to hire a new Chief Operating Officer, but gave no advice on when it is time for your company to find a new one.

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Apr 20, 2017 11:48:00 AM

More Thoughts on the Seven Roles of the COO

A few months ago, I wrote about The Seven Roles of the COO, a topic that is often poorly understood or underestimated. I was amazed at the level of interest. I received thousands of views, hundreds of likes and a sizable number of shares and comments. There were many COOs who raised their hands, confirming my belief that they tend not to be talked about or recognized and, when someone does focus on them, they get excited and willingly share what they do and why they do it.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jan 13, 2017 10:33:00 AM

The Seven Roles of the COO

I recently came across an article in Harvard Business Review that is as relevant today as it was when it was written over a decade ago.  Titled Second in Command: The Misunderstood Role of the Chief Operating Officer, the piece notes the “situational” nature of what the COO does. A person sitting in the COO chair may play many if not most of these roles during his / her tenure.

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Aug 3, 2016 10:12:40 PM

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