* 1. THE CEO AS CHIEF OF MARKET AND CUSTOMER FOCUS

How effective is the CEO in making sure the organization constantly listens to, fully understands, and takes effective action to meet customers' and target markets' current and future requirements and needs?

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* 2. THE CEO ENSURES THE COMPANY IS APPROPRIATELY CAPITALIZED AND EFFECTIVELY MANAGES CORPORATE RESOURCES

How well are decisions made about the use and development of corporate resources? How effectively do they support the strategy and the company's successful growth?

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* 3. THE CEO COLLABORATIVELY SETS DIRECTION WITH MISSION, AN ENVISIONED FUTURE STATE, AND AN ANNUAL STRATEGIC PLAN

How well has the CEO defined the company's mission/basic purpose, established a shared envisioned future state with at least a two to three year time horizon, and created the annual plan to achieve them?

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* 4. THE CEO ESTABLISHES A PREDICTABLE COMPANY-WIDE "OPERATING SYSTEM" TO BUILD, MONITOR, ADJUST, AND DELIVER THE PLAN

1. Critical metrics are created and consistently tracked
2. Provides for timely adaptability to change
3. All strategic planning & operating meetings are on the calendar
4. Enables effective, ongoing communication and accountability

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* 5. THE CEO EFFECTIVELY BUILDS, LEADS, ALIGNS, AND EVOLVES THE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM (EMT)
The company's ability to implement strategies, achieve growth goals and address challenges or setbacks depends on the CEO's ability to mold the EMT into an effective, cohesive leadership unit comprised of individuals who understand, agree with, and are capable and committed to achieve the same goals.

1. How well do EMT members understand their critical role as company versus functional leaders?
2. Is the CEO proactively coaching or replacing EMT members to support the company’s growth?

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* 6. THE CEO AS CHIEF OF CULTURE
Culture is the company’s DNA and motivates and supports successful growth and change. It answers the question of how we “do things around here.” It is the only core competency that cannot be duplicated by the competition.

1. How explicit are the beliefs, values and behavior of the organization?
2. How well do the values and culture enable performance?
3. How does the culture reflect the CEO's performance as the key leader?
4. How effectively does the company develop talent and motivate for maximum performance?

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* 7. THE CEO AS CHIEF OF COMMUNICATION
Never underestimate the power of transparency, focus and repetition. Understand the power of the total message to all stakeholders.

1. How well does the CEO influence others through communication?
2. How aligned is internal and external communication?
3. Are there established consistent two-way channels throughout the organization?
4. Is decision-making authority clear and do decision-makers have the right information?
5. Does everyone have timely opportunity to contribute feedback and ideas?

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* 8. THE CEO BUILDS, MANAGES, AND LEVERAGES THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BoD)
This role never should be delegated to any other party!

1. Is the CEO managing BoD expectations and communication?
2. Is the composition of the BoD aligned with the corporate objectives?
3. Is there an appropriate balance of inside and outside Directors?
4. Is the CEO effectively leveraging the BoD's strengths?

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* 9. THE CEO ENGAGES IN CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND TRANSFORMATION
The role of the CEO is constantly changing. The best leaders make it a conscious effort to "read the environment and self-correct." Change is continuous and discontinuous. It must be a factor in everything the CEO does.

1. Does the CEO get effective feedback from multiple sources?
2. How effectively does the CEO transform her/his role?
3. How embedded is change process in the organization's culture?

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* 10. Reflecting on the above scores, what one change would most improve the CEO's effectiveness?

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* 11. What Is Your Role at the Company?

* 12. What Is the Company's Size/Growth Stage?

* 13. How Is the Company Capitalized?

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