Episode 40: Mastering Strategic Leadership with Carl J Cox

In this week’s episode, host Jimmy Burroughes engages in a compelling conversation with Carl J Cox, CEO of 40 Strategy, delving into the intricacies of strategic leadership and operational excellence. Unlock the secrets to evolving from an operations-focused mindset to one of visionary leadership, and grasp the essence of strategic versus tactical thinking. Carl, with his ascent from CPA to CEO, demystifies how strategic acumen is crucial across sectors, from IT to manufacturing, propelling businesses to new heights. Tune in to this episode for a dynamic encounter filled with actionable insights and a rejuvenated approach to leadership.


Carl Cox is the author of Lost at CEO, An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Strategy, and Host of the Measure Success podcast. Carl has been an executive leader in seven different organizations that have grown from 2x to 7x with operations in four continents. Today, Carl is tracking towards his 10-year vision to positively impact over 1 million people, 10,000 organizations, and to donate at least $1 million to charity.

Reach out:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carljcox/

Web: http://40strategy.com/

Measure Success podcast: https://apple.co/49N6wl1

Email Carl for a free signed book - (US only) - [email protected]

Grab a copy of the book Lost at CEO - https://amzn.to/48t1rNK


Episode Highlights:

(2:23) Carl shares his career journey leading to the creation of 40 Strategy

(9:05) Differentiating between strategic planning and operational activities

(16:30) The crucial role of leadership in moving beyond day-to-day operations

(21:12) Understanding individual strengths and aligning tasks accordingly

(27:31) Common flaws and errors in strategy planning

(33:57) Diving deeper into his book, Lost at CEO

(39:36) Outro




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