Introducing Strategic CEO and the Strategic Margin Workshop

Is it possible to increase your strategic capacity? To think more creatively and strategically about your business and life?

Over the last several years I’ve been coaching executives to do that very thing. This week I launched the website and the first of it’s programs, The Strategic Margin Workshop and Intensive.


The goal behind Strategic CEO is to help small and mid-size business leaders rise above the day-to-day demands of their business and to grow in their creative and strategic leadership. I often see very talented leaders sacrifice their creative and strategic potential to the day-to-day demands of business. The symptoms are predictable:

  • Frenetic thinking leading to indecision or frequent priority shifts
  • Feeling trapped and less hopeful for the business
  • Frequently intervening in or over-controlling delegated tasks
  • Increasing fatigue, anger or resignation, and burnout

I’ve experienced all these things personally with my own businesses. Now, I want to share what I’ve learned to help other leaders gain strategic margin to think more creatively for their own endeavors.

That’s why I created the Strategic Margin Workshop. This workshop will help business leaders move from a reactive fire-fighting mindset, to one of creative and strategic leadership for their businesses. I’ll be sharing practical tools, built around solid cognitive science principles, that leaders can implement to improve how they think about and manage their business. These are the same tools I’ve developed over the last three years that have helped me lead two companies, two non-profits, serve on several boards and still have time for creative endeavors.

If this sounds like something that would be beneficial for you or a leader you know, I invite you to attend one of our May workshops in Minneapolis, on May 15th and May 27th, at the Minnesota Valley Country Club. As a reader of this blog, you will receive a $100 discount off the registration by using the promo code: “Leary2015”

And, if you’re intrigued by the concept, but not sure if you’re ready for a full workshop just yet, I invite you to join me at Business Networking Group of Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, MN on Tuesday evening, May 5th, at 6 p.m. My presentation, Strategic Margin Essentials, will highlight the five elements of strategic power that you can implement to gain more creative and strategic margin for your business and your life. The event is free and open to the public, but they request that you register in advance.

As a reader of my blog, I welcome your comments on my new venture. Please visit and share it with your friends and colleagues.

Venture forth!


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