Ep. 390 – Rise to the Top: Leading the Charge in Tech-Driven Business Growth

Today’s episode of the Second in Command podcast is a recast of a conversation between Cameron, Beth Ayers and Brandon Mesinga, hosts of the Operations Room podcast.

The conversation explores the priorities facing COO’s in 2024, how the COO role is changing, as well as the commonalities found across COO roles.

You’ll discover what to do with a controlling CEO and how COOs should think about their relationship with the CEO. The discussion highlights the importance of balancing operational efficiency with visionary leadership.

Cameron also offers some insights into the critical role of genuine human connection in leadership and why, beyond strategies and systems, truly caring for employees as individuals can drive exceptional performance and loyalty.

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In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why the transition from COO to CEO requires a shift in focus towards vision, culture, and broader leadership questions (15:00)
  • The dangers of focusing solely on revenue without profitability. (29:15)
  • The value of continuous learning and integration of new technologies in business operations. (30:45)
  • The rise of COO communities and the benefits of collaboration among operational leaders. (33:30)
  • The importance of asking the right questions to address systemic issues. (43:14)
  • And much more…


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