The Frustrated CEO

The Frustrated CEO

Your role as the CEO is as difficult as it is important. Yes, it can be frustrating! It can seem like you are alone on the one hand and powerful and influential on the other as you try to make the best decisions possible to set your business up for success. How you show up to lead is as important as what you do …. Having a clear road map to support you to be successful is critical.We are here to help guide your journey by providing proven processes and systems for greater influence, action and success while increasing your own sense of satisfaction and well-being.

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October 12, 2021 62 min

In our recent LinkedIn survey, 60% of CEO respondents said the most pressing issue keeping them awake at night is fixing dysfunctional culture. Check out part 2 of our 3-part series on fixing dysfunctional culture where Patsy, Leb and Patrick cover 2 major functions of your business impacting your culture and how you can leverage them to intentionally create a high-performance culture.

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In our recent LinkedIn survey, 60% of CEO respondents said the most pressing issue keeping them awake at night is fixing dysfunctional culture. Since our goal is to help you sleep at night by solving those issues, Episode 14 kicks off a multi-episode series on just that: Fixing Dysfunctional Culture.

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What happens when 4 individual contributors are given the all-or-none-of-you option of purchasing an accounting firm with decades of history in a primarily male-dominated industry? 

Check out this episode of The Frustrated CEO to hear how, 10 years later, Teri Johnson and Doug Lacher have completely changed the culture at Fellner & Kuhn while learning to lead, losing 2 partners, strengthening their relationship, shifting to 100%...

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What CEO of a successful and growing company would risk upsetting the apple cart by merging with another firm, slowing sales and firing clients in the middle of a pandemic with 170 employees working virtually across the country?

Meet CEO Marc Reifenrath whose courageous leadership guided Spinutech onto the Inc. 5000 list with a highly engaged team and turnover consistently around 25% of industry average. This one is not to be missed...

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As CEO of New York City Transit, the busiest people-moving system in the world, Carmen Bianco led 50,000 employees with an annual budget above $10 billion dollars. At the helm during Superstorm Sandy, Carmen and his team brought mass transit back up in record time to assist New York in its recovery. And with the help of Loriann Hoffmann, Carmen transformed New York City transit‘s culture from top to bottom.

Carmen and Loriann join L...

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Grab a pad and pen and be ready to take notes on this one!

Award-winning author and global business thought-leader Ben Pring joins the show to address the hottest issues keeping CEOs awake at night. Hear why you can’t afford to miss The Green Rush, how your business must adapt to embrace AI, the evolution of the CEO role and what you can do to stay current, why you won’t survive without embracing the “Snowflake” generation, and much...

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Katherine Johnson, Founder of The Leadership Presence Lab + True Self Presence Consulting, comes on the show to discuss your presence as a leader.?

As a CEO, your presence matters! It creates the filter through which everything you say and do is evaluated. Being grounded in your own authentic alignment allow you to have greater impact, communicate effectively to wider audiences and elevate performance. All this is directly trans...

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Mark Williams, CEO of Brokers International and author of Lead, Don’t Manage: 12 Lessons in Creating a Leadership Culture Based on Core Values, joins Patrick, Patsy and Leb for an engaging, in-depth interview about the challenges of leading in a pandemic, operating without a playbook, hearing the voice of the customer, improving diversity & inclusion, making mistakes, and a host of other challenges CEOs face every day.

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 In this episode we will be examining the frustrating challenges of leading your organization with on - point strategic planning in a world of constant change and executing effectively with a remote and digital workforce.

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June 8, 2021 40 min

Too often, new employees hired with high expectations struggle, fail and “flame out” within the first two years, almost always leading someone to suggest “that was a bad hire!”. But when it comes to fixing the root of new-hire turnover in your organization, hindsight isn’t always 20/20. As the CEO, when can you accept that it WAS a bad hire, and when should you demand a harder look in the organizational mirror? Tune in to this epis...

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The return on your strategic planning effort is how successful and ongoing your strategy execution process is. If your process is poor or uneven it is costing you valuable results that matter.

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May 11, 2021 35 min

H.O.T. communication first showed up in the National Football League.  In this episode of the Frustrated CEO, we will explore the benefits and challenges of implementing this easier said than done communication strategy.  Simply stated, H = Honest; the truth and nothing but the truth.  O = Open; open mind, open heart.  Transparent = visible, nothing hidden.

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March 29, 2021 38 min

Is it better in times of extreme chaos for your business to hunker down and focus on survival or might there be a better way?

Check out this episode of the Frustrated CEO podcast to learn why some organizations suffer and die in periods of chaos while others come out better than ever. Hear what you can do when uncertainty overtakes your team with no end in sight so you emerge victoriously, and learn ways you can lead yourself and ot...

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March 29, 2021 32 min

Leading yourself first is important work that supports you to effectively and successfully lead others as you direct the organization. It costs you and your organization for you to be constantly “on-the-go.” There is immeasurable value in increasing your capacity to lead by example with clarity and focus … and it gives you vitality and well-being.

In this episode we explore what it costs you and your organization to be in nonstop ac...

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March 26, 2021 25 min

Tea bag philosophy asserts that, as a leader, you will never know how strong a tea bag is until you put it in hot water. The heat of the water tests the strength of a tea bag and brings out its true flavor.

The same is true for us! The strength of our character is tested and released when we find ourselves in "hot water", "pushed to limit", "with our backs against the wall" and "at the end of our rope....

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