CEO RESOURCESHelping You Meet Complex Challenges at Every Stage of Growth.

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.

Building the Profit Spiral®:  The Key to Creating a Great Company

Performance Evaluator:  The Company’s Growth Potential

Rate how well your company performs in the eight critical areas that drive successful growth. 

Actionable Frameworks, Articles and Case Studies
Becoming a Great CEO

Performance Evaluator:  The CEO

Rate your performance in the nine key areas essential to the job of the CEO. 

Actionable Frameworks, Articles and Case Studies
  • 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.
Delivering the Plan with an Annual Operating System

Performance Evaluator:  Building the Executive Team as Leaders of Growth®

A highly functioning Executive Team is critical to delivering the plan. Rate the seven key attributes of successful Executive Teams.

Actionable Frameworks, Articles and Case Studies
“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.”