The Executive Brief

How Your ESOP Board Can Drive Business Success

Just as in other types of companies, the Board of Directors in an employee owned company has both legal and fiduciary obligation to their shareholders (in an ESOP, the employee owners). Clearly, the duty of care (avoid harm to the corporation), duty of loyalty (do not put personal interests ...

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Building the Ideal Profile for Your ESOP’s Next Board Member

Your Board of Directors is an essential piece of your ESOP – and building the right board for your company requires careful thought, strategy and vetting of potential candidates. The right board will position your company for growth and sustainability by providing input on the company’s business ...

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Overcoming Fear of Hiring from the Outside in Family Owned Businesses

At KeyStone, we work exclusively with mid-market, privately-held businesses. And we are fortunate to count many family owned businesses as our clients. Hiring outside executives into family owned businesses can be a challenge - but it’s certainly doable, and companies reap the benefits of adding ...

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Finding Your Integrator: Are you really ready?

As a Visionary, your eyes are always on the big picture, audacious goals, new ideas and growth, growth, growth. For the most part, this is a great thing; it’s why you’ve gotten this far in your business. But even the fastest sports cars in the world are made with brakes. At times you need to ...

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5 Things Visionaries Should Know About Hiring a Fractional Integrator

As a Visionary, you have grown your company from a fledgling enterprise to the organization it is today. You want to take your business to the next level - and you know an Integrator is what you need. But, your company might not have the means or the need for a full-time executive. A Fractional ...

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The 5 Key Checkpoints for Evaluating Integrators

Next month I’ll be speaking at A Conference for Companies Running on EOS® -- a first-ever event for companies that have fully embraced EOS tools, systems and philosophies. My talk will focus mainly on strategies for successful Integrator and functional leader search and hiring.  

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Evaluating and Hiring Leaders For Your ESOP

At KeyStone, we have a particular appreciation for ESOP companies. They have an innate understanding of the importance of cultural fit and alignment to things we have built our practice upon. I am very excited to be attending and speaking at the 2017 NCEO annual conference in Denver, Colorado ...

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Which Kind of Company Needs an Integrator The Most?

It's actually a bit of a trick question.

Any company that wants to grow needs an Integrator.

But companies with leadership teams who are adamantly against hiring an Integrator, are probably the ones who need them the most. 

In my 20+ years of serving private companies, I’ve observed many leaders ...

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When Hiring an Integrator, Save for a Schwinn

 

 
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EOS

Culture is YOUR Competitive Advantage

At Keystone, we are culture addicts. Besides spending every day working with awesome companies with great cultures, we enthusiastically read articles and blogs to gain even more insight on what makes a great company culture. This month, two amazing company cultures jumped out at us (and they ...

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