What’s your Passion #43 – CVO not CEO

In almost all CxO jobs we put what they do: CIO, CTO, COO, CFO, CMO, etc. But, what does a CEO really do? Executive is not descriptive enough.

In the infinite mindset, the CEO’s role is Vision! So, we really don’t need CEOs, we desperately need CVOs (Chief Vision Officers). Vision is at the core and permeates everything we do in the Flow Leadership Mindset:

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Twelve of the eighteen “tiles” in the picture above have Vision at their core (the 9 tiles for Vision plus the three other tiles for the 4R Model, the 4D Model and the Key Tools we use in Flow). That’s close to 70% of the Flow Leadership Mindset is laser focused on Vision.

In today’s blog post I’ve embedded a short video clip from Simon Sinek that just absolutely nails what we’ve been teaching in the Flow Leadership Framework for over 26 years.


Vision comes first.

“Without Vision, the people perish (and/or cast off restraint)” was penned (by one of the wisest men to ever live) almost 3,000 years ago. It is still valid today and Vision is not just vital to your success, but to building a higher purpose that endures the test of time.

With almost 90% of all Fortune 500 companies that are no longer on the list, it appears that most of the companies that either fell off the list, went bankrupt or acquired were playing a very finite game:

  • In other words, only 10.4% of the Fortune 500 companies in 1955 have remained on the list during the 64 years since in 2019, and more than 89% of the companies from 1955 have either gone bankrupt, merged with (or were acquired by) another firm, or they still exist but have fallen from the top Fortune 500 companies (ranked by total revenues) in one year or more.

Call it creative destruction, if you will. But, this is all within the span of a single individual’s lifetime (this is only a 64 year time frame). And, the pace of change is accelerating.

Vision not only comes first, it is the crucial component that drives whether or not your organization will even exist tomorrow. It is stunning that so little time, focus or attention is put on building the Anticipatory Vision that will not just help you survive, but thrive.

The Flow Leadership Framework is your roadmap on how to build the right Mindset to enable enduring Vision.

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For those that are not familiar with the Flow Leadership Framework, it is what’s next for businesses and organizations that are ready to succeed regardless of the methods, frameworks or management tools that they use throughout their enterprise.

Are you ‘in the zone’ of optimal performance right now as a person, team or enterprise? Did you get there by accident or by focused intentional acts?

“Flow” gives you the tools and practices needed to create and maintain an optimal state of high performance as an individual, team or organization.

The Flow Leadership Framework turbocharges “business agile” leadership.


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