Cameron Herold is an internationally acclaimed business coach, speaker, and successful author of Double Double and Meetings Suck. He has 25 years of experience coaching entrepreneurs, and also runs a unique organization catered to executives in the operations space, the COO Alliance. On this episode, Cameron shares more about the delicate relationship between the CEO and COO in a company, how they work together and support each other, as well as why there was such a need for a platform for COOs to mastermind together. Tune in to find out more about the importance of the second-in-command in the organization, and their role in taking the organization to the next level.
[:18] John introduces his guest for this episode — Cameron Herold.
[1:24] What is Cameron’s background and how did he get to where he is today?
[4:41] Cameron shares more about the role of the second-in-command in a company.
[7:14] The CEO should always have the COO’s back. Cameron explains what this means and how this ties in with getting feedback on the entire leadership team.
[13:46] Over time, we remain the same person, but we have to adapt to different situations.
[16:00] The CEO and COO need to work in tandem to improve themselves and grow together.
[18:21] Cameron shares the systemic reason why people are late for meetings, and how to address that problem.
[19:48] How did Cameron recognize the need for a coaching program for COOs?
[23:24] Cameron highlights how CEOs and COOs differ in terms of personality and how that impacts their working relationships.
[28:21] Cameron gives an example of a company where the CEO and COO complement each other.
[31:55] What kind of shock waves can we expect in relation to AI?
[38:46] One of the things Cameron discusses with participants at the COO Alliance is what they can do to move things forward.
[39:11] Find out more about the COO Alliance at the website, or check out some of the content at the Second in Command Podcast.
[41:29] It is important for leadership teams to work together to improve themselves and take the company forward in the right direction.
[43:59] To take your company to the next level, everyone needs not just to cheer on their own team, but also the rest of the leadership team.