Happy New Year!
Okay, it's been a week, but 2019 is still on our minds at OneAccord as we take one last glance back at the most widely read posts on the Building Value blog.
Enjoy these audience favorites.
1. How Does a Chief of Staff Differ from a COO?
This is the second installment of a three-part series Tyler Parris wrote concerning the chief of staff role. In this post, he digs into how the role differs from that of a chief operating officer, and what it could mean for your organization.
2. Leadership and Your Chief of Staff
This post was the starting point for Tyler Parris' series on the chief of staff role. In it, he details why high-level executives often struggle to get an accurate picture of what's going on in their organization and how a chief of staff can help.
3. The Pros and Cons of the ESOP
Owners looking for a way to exit their business and ensure their employees will be taken care of are keen to learn more about employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs. This post is an overview of what the ESOP is, the possible benefits and the potential downfalls of implementing one in your business.
4. Uber: Understanding the Relationship Between Your Employees, Your Insurance Policy and Ride Services
As the gig economy expands and evolves, leaders have more options for how to meet the various needs of their businesses. Authored by Laura Walton, this piece analyzes the exposure that comes with hailing an Uber for official use.
5. How to Select the Best Media Mix
You probably have more options than you can keep up with for promoting your message. With so many platforms available, it's important to know where to concentrate your efforts for the best results. Guest author Andrew Ballard shows us how to determine the right mix for our business.
6. Will a Chief of Staff be a Wedge in Your Organization?
The final installment of Tyler Parris' popular series addresses the issue of how a new chief of staff may be perceived by the rest of your organization. He focuses on how to avoid the 'wedge effect' that can come from bringing in a person your organization may see as a barrier between them and the CEO.
7. Successful Salespeople Do the Hard Work that Makes Selling Easy
One of the Principals who joined our team at OneAccord just this year, sales expert Brad Thomson, authored this piece of straightforward advice for becoming the most successful salesperson you can be.
8. Are You Addicted to Adrenaline?
OneAccord Nonprofit Principal Dr. Randal Dick pulls back the curtain on the subtle, deadly impact of training our bodies to rely on adrenaline. Writing from personal experience, Randal walks us through the warning signs of this potentially deadly habit.
9. Why Consultants Fail
In the final installment of his three-part series, Eric Moore examines why so many consultants disappoint, and advises readers how to filter out the amateurs to find capable professionals who can deliver.
10. Six Simple Strategies for an Organized, Productive Day
Guest author Debbie Rosemont offers readers six simple, practical actions we can all take, starting now, to simplify our lives, save time and decrease stress so we can focus on the things that matter most.
What are your business goals for 2020?