Ep. 315 – The Integrator’s Playbook

Sep 21, 2023

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In today’s episode, Cameron delves into the crucial role of the COO and introduces the COO Alliance, a community exclusively for COOs or second-in-command professionals. He also mentions the recent launch of The Ops Spot for operations professionals reporting to the COO.

The discussion touches on the importance of CEOs understanding themselves and the company’s culture before making a key hire like a COO. Cameron highlights fundamental qualities that are integral to a COO’s role, irrespective of the specific skills required.

Cameron also shares an example where his former company hired a COO with an impressive corporate background. However, this decision resulted in a misalignment with the company’s culture and ineffective leadership. Additionally, Cameron advises a three-month onboarding approach for new COOs.

For those seeking in-depth insights, Cameron’s book, “Second in Command,” and his course, “Invest in Your Leaders,” are highly recommended resources.

Tune in for an enlightening and informative discussion.

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • The importance of participating in various mastermind groups and communities. 
  • The crucial role of the COO, or second-in-command. 
  • A customized approach to hiring a COO.
  • A common mistake in hiring for the COO role.
  • Understanding “seasons” in a company’s growth for a COO hire.
  • Common mistakes new COOs make, especially in their first 90 days. 
  • One of the best ways for COOs to improve systems and processes.
  • And so much more…


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Written By Cameron Herold

Written By Cameron Herold

Cameron Herold is known around the world as THE CEO WHISPERER. He is the mastermind behind hundreds of company's exponential growth. Cameron's built a dynamic consultancy: his current clients include a "Big 4" wireless carrier and a monarchy. What do his clients say they like most about him? He isn't a theory guy they like that Cameron speaks only from experience. He earned his reputation as the CEO Whisperer by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less. Cameron is a top-rated international speaker and has been paid to speak in 26 countries. He is also the top-rated lecturer at EO/MIT's Entrepreneurial Masters Program and a powerful and effective speaker at Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer leadership events around the world.

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