Tara J. Rethore

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Tara Rethore, CEO of Strategy for Real, works with CEOs, boards and executives to take strategy off the page and into action. Throughout her career, Tara has led strategy development and execution within large global organizations and as a highly valued consultant. Currently, Tara serves on several private and nonprofit boards. She is also one of Chief Executive Group’s CEO Trusted Advisers and a Marshall Goldsmith Certified Stakeholder-Centered Coach. Find more insights on Tara’s Real Strategy blog.

Is Your Front Office Driving Customers Away?

If so, it's probably not just a front office problem. As CEO, you can reinforce a three-step approach to ensure your front line is keeping customers happy.

It’s Commencement Season. What Will You Begin?

CEOs have a unique opportunity to identify and embrace the unexpected opportunities that have emerged. Will they?

The Future Office Is Not About Place

"Hoteling," "split work," "concierge space"—there's a lot of talk about hybrid solutions. But to make any of them work, CEOs need to start with—and keep the focus on—outcomes and performance.

No Time To Wait—Or Waste

Whether you're struggling to keep pace with demand, or trying to stay afloat during the long lull, it's critical to ensure the pace the company is at is the one it needs to succeed.

Rethinking The Office? First, Rethink Relationships

In the absence of serendipitous interactions, CEOs must be deliberate and decidedly less casual or opportunistic to cultivate relationships. Some questions to consider.

Engage Your Board To ‘Feed Forward’

Partnering closely with the board and taking suggestions for the future strengthens the relationship and expands our thinking.

Longing To See 2020 In Hindsight

There's no vaccine for volatility, so, despite the calendar year turning over, CEOs will have to learn to live with ambiguity for a while longer. A few tips.

Thriving In Sustained Ambiguity

The consensus seems to be that many of us are going to be trapped in our bunkers for a while longer. Some tips to help manage the ongoing uncertainty.

How To Quiet The Noise When It’s Everywhere?

Staying focused requires an ability to turn off distractions—or, in some cases, to lean into them.

A Single Budget Won’t Cut It For 2021

No single budget will capture all of the uncertainties or possibilities any business will face through 2021. Instead, CEOs need a primary budget that also illustrates the adjustments required to adapt quickly as things change.
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