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Chris Larkins is a seasoned executive with 20 years’ experience boosting performance at both established and distressed companies. Prior to joining CEO Coaching International, Chris served as the COO of a major AT&T authorized retail chain with more than 500 stores nationwide. Chris instituted aggressive changes that turned around failing stores, and increased gross margins [...]

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Struggling companies tend to throw lots of “exciting” new ideas at the wall, and pray that something sticks long enough to turn around their fortunes. Discounting prices is usually a big part of that desperate, ugly SPLAT. But what seems like the simplest fix, the easiest fix, quickest fix, can cause long-term problems for your [...]

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“What are you so afraid of?” I often listen to frustrated Entrepreneurs and CEOs rattle off a laundry list of challenges and worries, things they “can’t” do, things they “shouldn’t” do. One way or another, it’s all fear: fear of change, fear of making choices, fear of striving for greatness, fear of thinking BIG when [...]

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Sometimes, even the boss has to deal with a boss. A CEO’s relationship with his or her board of directors can be challenging, especially if he or she built their own company from scratch and are used to having the final say. Any time you put driven, hard-working, strong-willed people in a room together, differences [...]

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Infighting at the executive level is one of the most common problems at struggling companies. It can also be one of the most challenging to cure. Top C-suite talent usually has a lot of the same characteristics of the CEO: lots of drive, lots of ideas, lots opinions, and, sure, lots of ego. Too many [...]

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