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Office of the CEO
The Most Effective Strategies and Techniques
for Elite Operational Execution
The OCEO system provides lift and scale through the operational support of the business and leadership team. It consists of expert insights, tools and outsourced services designed to improve operational execution. We are experienced in working with organizations of all sizes, industries and stages of growth. Your success is our primary focus and your satisfaction is guaranteed. Learn how the OCEO can help your organization achieve its goals.
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James M. Kemp
Founder & Managing Partner
A versatile business professional with 25+ years of extensive strategic and tactical experience in Operations, Corporate Development, Post Acquisition Integration, Business Development, Product Marketing and Client Services. He is an expert in assessing challenging and complex business problems and delivering tangible solutions.
Insights & Articles
"Most new CEOs pay little attention to a key factor that will help determine their effectiveness: the administrative system that guides day-to-day operations in their offices. This system ensures that leaders make the most of their limited time, that information arrives at the right point in their decision-making process, and that follow-up happens without their having to check. Many new CEOs default to the system they’ve inherited, even if it is poorly suited to their style or to the operational changes they must make. Often there’s a better way to handle the information flow necessary for a CEO to succeed—and very often a chief of staff (CoS) can play an essential role."
All businesses share a measure of complexity. The activities of a company can never be said to be a simple and smooth ride from point A to point B; activities should rather be regarded as an intricate web of processes. These processes fall under the collective term ‘business operations, ‘ and as such, these can differ from company to company.
A company’s success or failure relies heavily on the efficiency of operations. But what are these processes for? What can stakeholders expect from the right plan and the proper steps? For one, they can expect to increase their company’s value. This is done by making a profit. The value increase is affected by just how well a business performs financially, i.e. through dividends, interest and all income that comes back to it.
Merck’s CEO has one. LinkedIn’s CEO has one. So do the CEOs of Cisco and IMAX. Why are so many CEOs and other leaders hiring a chief of staff? If you are a leader considering hiring a chief of staff, here's my advice.
We’ve all heard of a chief of staff in public service roles, but what does a chief of staff do in a corporate setting? In the book Chief Of Staff: The Strategic Partner Who Will Revolutionize Your Organization, Tyler Parris writes that a chief of staff is a "catch-all" role.
I have worked with over a dozen companies to place former management consultants into chief of staff jobs, and I have observed three main reasons why you may want to consider creating this role.
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