CEO Think Tank® Stories

A Curriculum & Community For Scaling Up Your Company and Yourself

Our Strategic Planning, Executive Roundtables, and Leadership Development programs, grounded in Verne Harnish’s Scaling Up Operating system, give CEO’s, business leaders and their teams access to proven best practices, tools and a curriculum that accelerates their business growth and drives accountability and alignment.

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Promoting Business Excellence

CEO Think Tank® provides business excellence programs and advisory services, leadership team development and education and proven solutions for challenges that face fast growing mid-market firms. We only work with CEO’s, Presidents, Executives and their teams who are looking to excel in what they do. We help them to focus on the right goals and tactics, execute against their plans, increase accountability throughout their companies and by doing so, deliver a significant return on their investment.

Build Lasting, Win-Win

We value what can be created over the long haul and work to build lasting relationships with our clients, our alliance partners and our vendors. We strive for WIN/ WIN in everything that we do.

Leverage Our

We recognize what we as individuals and as a company have passion for and do well and where we need to create alliances, develop systems or refer to others.


We understand the importance of keeping everyone “in the loop” vis a vis the company’s direction and goals, its financial health and its current priorities and “rocks”. We work to ensure that everyone is on the same page and we’re never afraid to pick up the phone and have a “fierce” conversation.

Practice What
We Preach

We employ the frameworks and methodologies that we teach because they are the best frameworks and methodologies available. We also gain knowledge and confidence in the effectiveness of our approach, and we develop empathy for our client as we work to live up to our own search for excellence.

Don’t Re-Invent
the Wheel

We are a Best Practices organization. We provide methodologies, resources, tools and expertise that ensure that our clients don’t have to “Re-invent the wheel” and get the best results for their efforts.

Return on

We promise a return-on-investment to each of the people with whom we work – on their time and their money.


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Janet Castle

“After implementing Scaling Up, we’ve significantly improved our predictability. The planning and implementation management process helped us to shift our focus to semi-private companies which gave us more reliability and predictability in our project stream. With the One Page Strategic Plan™ and better projections and estimates, we see where gaps are and work to fill them proactively. Our top line has increased by 35%, our Gross Margin has stabilized and we’ve increased our Cash Flow too!”

Albert Busch

“Our work with Scaling Up best practices like Core Values and employee engagement, Strategic Planning, and Execution tools such as regular Meeting Rhythms and one to one’s have certainly been a big part of our results in the last decade. Datacolor’s top line has grown from $45M in 2009 to over $72M in 2017. Cash on hand has grown five times. And while the employee population has gone from 240 employees in 2009 to over 400, we’ve been able to achieve high engagement scores of 4 out of 5 on surveys while expanding our reach geographically with offices in 15 countries.”

Alix James

“Nielsen-Kellerman’s growth rate has accelerated significantly in the last seven years, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) exceeding 12% and 2018 growth at 20%. And I’m confident we’ll double the company over the next few years. Our work with the Scaling Up tools and best practices that membership in CEO Think Tank® have brought to us have definitely contributed to that success!”

Upcoming Events

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Back to Business Basics: A Scaling Up Roadmap to Profitability and Growth

Date: September 10, 2021

Time: 10:30pm to 12:00pm

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CRAVE: You Can Enhance Employee Motivation in 10 Minutes by Friday®

Date: October 1, 2021

Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm

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Date and time are subject to change. Location TBD

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