When CEOs and executive leaders run into obstacles, they go back to basics. Refreshingly simple and powerful, Kraig Kramers’ system is a no-nonsense, common sense approach to anticipating and solving business problems that can be used in any business environment. Kraig's “cut-to-the-chase” writing style and “go-do” instructions make it easy to use the tools and see immediate results.
This reporting format delivers a “big picture” view of your business to empower actions that drive business goals.
Track your “cash headroom," including both cash and available credit. Track daily and re-forecast weekly.
This tool will help you and you and your managers identify important factors in your business that need improvement.
This calendar helps keep everyone on the same page to manage their own time against company milestones.
Improve employee retention by monitoring the eight things employees want.
Set learning and development objectives for yourself and your management team.
Rate managerial candidates by the traits and abilities necessary for success in leadership roles.
Set annual goals with your managers, and then track your quarterly success with them throughout the year
Use this re-forecasting report to stay on budget.
Make better sales decisions by tracking backlog for upcoming weeks to the exact same weeks last year.
Chart the sum of the prior 12 months, monthly, for three years. Use T12M to track key indicators, especially gross margin.
Track a moving average of gross profit divided by sales expressed as percentage, eliminating seasonality.
This is the most powerful tool for repetitive communication. Send it to all employees every month to keep them up to speed. They’ll greatly appreciate it!
This one-page business plan will help you focus your business goals and get everyone in your company on the same page
Use this time audit tool to see how you are spending your time and determine how you can use your time more effectively in the future.
What is that one thing that you do better than anyone? Get in touch with what you are really selling.
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Every consultant or executive coach needs to carry CEO Tools in their consultant’s tool box.
President, E to R Business Strategies, LLC
The introduction of the Trailing 12 Months Forecast fundamentally changed my understanding of my business. Now I walk the four corners of a virtual team all of whom are embedded in the one page business plan.
Business Radio Show Host and Keynote Speaker,
the Brand Bucket Company Ltd, UK
My leadership team and I devoured his book, CEO Tools, and broke down each chapter for direct implementation into our company. We later used his book as a primary training tool for future leadership.
Ronald L. Hollis, Ph.D.
Founder and former CEO, Quickparts.com