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Three Business Drivers that Compel a CEO to Hire a COO
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.

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

Bill Belichick: America’s Top COO

Nearly Two Decades of Unmatched Performance

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Posted by Adam Kaplan on Aug 28, 2018 1:45:13 PM

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

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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 Chief Operating Officer (COO) job description.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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