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Whether you’re a first-time or fourth-time CEO, you know that leading an investor-backed, growth company means facing complex challenges at every stage — from start-up to IPO or M&A and beyond. Growth requires ongoing evolution and transformation.
Our resources are designed to help CEOs successfully transform their company and develop in their role through every growth stage.
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- The Profit Spiral®: A Practical Guide for Leaders Committed to Growing Their Organizations
Learn how to help your organization move smoothly and productively through times of transition, turbulence, and change
- Transform or Die: As a CEO, You’re in the Business to Grow Your Business — But Growth Without Real Change Can Kill You
Discover the three phases of transformative growth and learn how to embrace inevitable change.
- Why Build an Awesome Organization
Learn how to recognize the six components of an awesome organization, and how to develop them at your company, in this excerpt from Building the Awesome Organization: Six Essential Components that Drive Entrepreneurial Growth co-authored by Katherine Catlin.
- How Awesome Is Your Organization?
Use this tool from Building the Awesome Organization: Six Essential Components that Drive Entrepreneurial Growth co-authored by Katherine Catlin to establish a baseline regarding how well your organization is operating.
- Survival Tactics for Growth
Learn how to create growth, avoid the “spin” cycle, and build the profit spiral.
- Profit Spiral Planning Process Quickly Adds to Circles’ Top Line
CEO Janet Kraus discusses the highly positive impact that Catlin & Cookman Group’s unique planning process has had in helping her redefine her role and generate immediate top-line growth at Circles, an innovative provider of loyalty Programs. Janet successfully sold Circles to Sodexo in 2007.
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- The Ultimate Dilemma: Evolution of Your Role as CEO
Identify the leadership skills that are essential for you to be the dynamic leader your company needs through every stage of growth in this excerpt from the critically acclaimed book Leading at the Speed of Growth: Journey from Entrepreneur to CEO co-authored by Katherine Catlin.
- Common Pitfalls on the Road to Growth
Even the most successful entrepreneurs encounter roadblocks as they build their companies. In this excerpt from the critically acclaimed book Leading at the Speed of Growth: Journey from Entrepreneur to CEO co-authored by Katherine Catlin, learn what these roadblocks are and how to avoid them.
- Roadmap to Growth
Gain key insights from the critically acclaimed book Leading at the Speed of Growth: Journey from Entrepreneur to CEO co-authored by Katherine Catlin.
- Develop an Innovation Culture for Growth
Discover why an innovation culture is so important and access tools for creating one at your company, in this excerpt from Building the Awesome Organization: Six Essential Components that Drive Entrepreneurial Growth co-authored by Katherine Catlin.
- Spin or Spiral: How to Influence Growth and Profits through Strategic Innovation
Discover how strategic innovation can help you create strong business outcomes, sustain exciting work cultures, and replicate success as your company grows and becomes more complex.
- An Insider’s Guide to the High-Growth CEO Forum®: The Making of a CEO Who Grew a Great Company.
CEO Jeffrey Beir tells about the vital role the CEO Forum played in helping him build eRoom Technology which he successfully sold to Documentum in 2002.
- Learning the Lessons of Mathworks
An executive applauds MathWorks for its commitment to communicating its mission, vision and values — and admits that his own company could very well learn a lesson from its success.
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- Foundation Frameworks for Planning and Growth
- Guide to the Operating System
- Profit spiral annual operating system drives strategy execution at OneSource
CEO Dan Schimmel discusses how Catlin and Cookman Group’s Profit SpiralOperating System works, and the difference it has made in OneSource’s ability to respond with agility and effectiveness. OneSource had a Successful IPO in 1999.
- Monster.com: Underpinning Rapid Growth with Strategic Planning
CEO Jeff Taylor discusses how he and his senior management team used the Catlin &Cookman Group’s process to keep this dot-com leader on its stellar trajectory while preserving its unique culture.
- Confronting fast forward growth at Mathworks
“New England Software Entrepreneur of the Year” Jack Little explains how Catlin & Cookman Group supported his efforts to define a mission and vision, and establish an annual planning process, enabling MathWorks to exhibit robust growth while retaining its vibrant corporate culture.
- Information Mapping, Inc. shifts from low gear to high gear
CEO Doug Gorman discusses how Catlin & Cookman Group helped Information Mapping rebuild itself and go from fizzle to sizzle within a short period.
“If you think about it, you get almost no training to be a CEO whatsoever. You have to almost make it up as you go. My work with the Catlin & Cookman Group has helped me polish my skills as a CEO, while becoming smarter about getting to the next stage in my company’s evolution.”