The Lazy CEO Podcast

From CEO to CEO Advisor

by Aug 12, 2022The Lazy CEO Podcast

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Jim Schleckser shares why he founded The CEO Project and explains the company’s advisory work
  • How Jim advanced in the sales and marketing industry, and his inspiration for entrepreneurship
  • Common mistakes CEOs make and advice for organizational development
  • Why CEOs should focus on the kinks in their businesses
  • What is the five-hat model?


In this episode…

Do you feel like you’ve hit a plateau in your entrepreneurial career? Is your organization not functioning as adequately as it should? How can you optimize your business processes to improve performance and maximize success? First, CEOs must identify the source of the problem in their business processes. According to keynote speaker and business advisor Jim Schleckser, this “kink” directly affects a company’s performance, so it’s essential to develop strategies to rectify it. The five-hat framework allows CEOs to analyze their data to recognize flaws, enhance their business models to maximize revenue, and leverage talent to improve operations. In today’s episode of The Lazy CEO Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Jim Schleckser, CEO of The CEO Project, to discuss how CEOs can streamline and advance their careers. Jim shares the common mistakes CEOs make, advice for establishing organizational development, and how the five hat model helps CEOs identify the kinks in their business.

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ceo advisor, Jim_Schleckser Jim Schleckser is the Chief Executive Officer of The CEO Project, a business advisory group for accomplished CEOs to help them solve their most challenging issues, resolve constraints, drive growth, and improve outcomes. With 30 years of leadership experience in business strategy, organizational development, sales, marketing, and more, Jim leads global organizations across many functional areas in both public and private environments. He specializes in solving issues that fast-growing firms experience in their business models and processes as they reach high-performance levels. Jim has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and National Public Radio. 

Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by The CEO Project. The CEO Project is a business advisory group that brings high-caliber, accomplished CEOs together. Our team of skilled advisors is comprised of current and former CEOs who have run both public and private sector companies across multiple industries. With our experience and expertise, we guide hundreds of high-performing CEOs through a disciplined approach that resolves constraints and improves critical decisions. The CEO Project has helped high-performing, large enterprise CEOs with annual revenues ranging from $20M to over $2 billion to drive growth and achieve optimal outcomes. If you are an experienced CEO looking to grow your company, visit