Sunday, June 12th, 2016
CEO REPORT CARD
It can be difficult for CEO’s to get helpful feedback about their performance and their needed development. And they need it just as much as any other associate does. Boards get oddly negligent about doing it with any depth and
direct reports just don’t tell the emperor that he or she is wearing no clothes.
Here is a CEO REPORT card that I developed to be used with a Board of Directors:
Is there a clear and winning strategy for the entire company?
Are there professional, productive relationships with Board memebers that are
both collaborative and challenging?
—Talent Depth and Development
Are succession plans in place?
Is there a talent planning and development process in place?
—Future Growth and Innovation
Is there exploration and experimentation for future growth and are they
supported with resources and accountability?
Does the CEO have an accurate view of results, challenges and culture
across the company and a method to validate what is sensed?
Does the CEO have the emotional intelligence and self-awareness to support
good judgment and perspective
Is there appropriate urgency for needed change balanced by the correct scope and ability of the organization to manage the changes?
Does the CEO create a narrative to support strategy and growth that creates
enthusiasm and common direction among all associates
Take a pause for thought and evaluate yourself or ask a trusted colleague to do this with you.