Some savvy entrepreneurs seek a COO
even before the need arises, recognizing what their business lacks and how much an executive with a certain skill set can bring to the table.
as second in command is a key figure when the challenges faced by the CEO are numerous and complex; the COO
allowed the CEO to focus on the future by relieving them of much of the day-to-day.
This evolution is driven by the unique position of COOs
in insurance companies.
Historically, The Conference Board says, the position of COO
peaked during the 1970s, declined in the '80s, then revived again during the dot-com boom before waning in the new century.
The key to understanding the COO
role is to recognize it is an amorphous one.
My hope would be that a COO
would help keep the organization energized, on a day-to-day, tactical basis.
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They point out that some CEOs prefer operational unit heads as direct reports; that way the CEO does not lose touch with the business, thus minimizing the need for a COO
In 2001, in a rare grab outside the vast executive ranks of the company, Daft reached into Time Warner to pluck Steven Heyer, who was president and COO
of the Turner Broadcasting unit.
Michael Dolan (New York City Chapter) was promoted to President and COO
of Young & Rubicam Inc.
In How to Become an Expert Communicator as a COO
, ExecSense examines specific, easy-to-implement ways for a COO
to become a better leader by delegating more efficiently, learning when to listen, and how to manage different personalities more effectively.
These executives are COO
of Transportation, Central and Local Government, David Amoriell; COO
of European Services, Thomas Blodgett; COO
of State Government, David Bywater; COO
of Commercial Services, Connie Harvey; COO
of Information Technology Outsourcing, Kevin Kyser; and COO
of Enterprise Business Process Outsourcing, Ann Vezina.
Readers scanning the list of the" Business Leadership Team" at Microsoft, for example, will see 30 names and titles--beginning with Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates--but nary a COO
com/research/c4d910/updating_improvi) has announced the addition of the "Updating & Improving COO
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Cahill, who is currently president and COO
of the $7.