Rob Sher talks about being a CEO himself, and shift to consulting directly for other CEOs. Sharing wisdom from his book Mighty Midsized Companies, Rob discusses two “silent growth killers” and talks about why midsized companies are especially vulnerable to these when are not addressed. Jeff and Rob discuss the reasons that leaders delay addressing performance issues or wait too long to let underperformers go. Rob shares what he feels are some commonly misunderstood attributes of CEOs, and what CEOs look for most from the leaders that work for them; proactive people who create plans and see them through to execution. Jeff and Rob talk about how most companies simply do too little to develop their employees and how implementation of relatively simple internal processes can fix this problem. They finish their conversation with a discussion of career pathing and the complexities of transitioning all processes, but especially business development to remote.