February 8th CEOtoCEO Breakfast

Frequency of Focus on the Vital Few Items Will Move you Forward Twice as Fast

J. Lennox Scott

Chairman & CEO

John L. Scott Real Estate

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

7:30am - 9:30am

The Bellevue Club

Breakfast Details

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CEOtoCEO Breakfast Series

The CEOtoCEO Breakfast Series is an established forum exclusively for CEOs, Presidents, and Business Owners who are interested in collaborating with other leaders sharing their experiences and insights.

The breakfast is held six times a year at the Bellevue Club from 7:30 to 9:30 am.  Breakfast dates for 2014 are January 30, March 27, May 29, July 17, September 25 and November 20.


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CEO Showcase

We want to share with you what one of the Leaders in our area is doing and how they are making a difference in our community.

Allow us to introduce you to Kurt Dammeier, CEO of Sugar Mountain and Beecher’s who has created the Beecher’s Flagship Foundation, providing educational programs on healthy eating to Puget Sound schools.
Read more about Kurt on our blog post, Customers talk to others about the brands they trust.

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Customer Centric Innovation Teams

These groups of about 12 CEOs and Business Owners that come together each month for 4 hours to learn how to create a more Customer Centric organization. We focus on the latest Innovative thinking with specific takeaways to help their organizations become more differentiated and lead their industry. These groups are ALL ABOUT THE CUSTOMER - learning and sharing ideas with their fellow leaders. If you want to be the clear leader in your industry and become a more Customer Centric organization...you will love this group.

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CEO Discussions

We have a "private" CEOtoCEO Discussion Group on LinkedIn. It is designed for members to post questions where they would like to get the insights and input from fellow CEOs and Business Owners. It is also a great place to provide answers to other leaders questions. Sometimes we just share some useful information to the group as well. And sometimes we even conduct a poll just to see how leaders are feeling about a certain topic. No matter what, you will find it interesting and helpful...

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Excerpts from our Blog...
“Innovation in Healthcare – The Future of Employee Benefits”
Employers realize their employee benefits may be the deciding factor in their ability to recruit and retain the top talent.  Adopting innovation as the foundation of a company strategy to provide employees with high quality, cost efficient benefits is a trend that is changing employer thinking. Making a transition to a strategic approach requires companies of all sizes to engage in a different way to purchase, manage and evaluate their benefit plans. At the August CEOtoCEO Breakfast AristaPoint CEO Pat Chestnut and UHC Northwest CEO Claire Verity presented how to make the transition to Strategic Thinking and present the latest [more]
At the April CEOtoCEO Breakfast the discussion focused on how to lead during a time of wide spread disruption. Disruption within the business community has also created anxiety for many CEOs. According to its 2015 survey, IBM found that 54 percent of CEOs expect to contend with competition from outside their industries — rising from 43 percent in 2013. CEO speaker John Buller of Loyalty Solutions posed the the following CEO round table discussion: What are the most important changes that a company in your industry should make to thrive these disruptions? The CEO's discussion led to 5 leadership strategies [more]
The topic of the April CEOtoCEO Breakfast was “Can You Survive the Age of Disruption?” In the current business environment, operational excellence has become an imperative for business rather than a competitive advantage. The ability to rapidly adapt to a change in circumstances is what really sets companies apart today. Consequently, chief executives need to deliver more than quality control, cost control and continuous improvement. They need not only to manage the continuous threat of disruption and ride the waves of change, but to overcome them, rather than be overwhelmed by them. Here are 3 ways chief executives can out-fight [more]
CEOtoCEO Breakfast speaker Benson Porter CEO of BECU shared the “BECU special sauce” that has brought BECU into an era of unprecedented growth in member service, community giving, and technological development.  A key ingredient of BECU’s success is hiring for attitude over skill. According to a groundbreaking study by Leadership IQ, 46% of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months, while only 19% will achieve unequivocal success. But contrary to popular belief, technical skills are not the primary reason why new hires fail; instead, poor interpersonal skills dominate the list, flaws which many of their managers admit were overlooked [more]
The round table question at the February CEOtoCEO Breakfast was “What are the unique qualities of an excellent leader?”  Attending CEOs offered a variety of responses including a compelling vision, active listening, rational decisions and strong relationships were offered by participants. One of our speakers, Karen Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services who has previously excelled in leadership positions in government, utilities, education, law and the military offered Courage as the unique quality of an excellent leader. Thought you might be interested in an expert from a post by Bill Treasurer that speaks to why courage is a central quality [more]
Those are among the conclusions of a new CEO Reputation Survey by public relations firm Weber Shandwick, whose respondents included 1,700 senior executives across 19 countries. What are the elements of a solid reputation that can elevate a CEO or company owner and, thus, his company? The executives surveyed offered up this list of 8 characteristics that help determine the difference between a “highly regarded CEO” and a “poorly regarded” one. The executives surveyed attributed nearly half (45%) of their company’s reputation to the reputation of their CEO, and half of them predicted that CEO reputation will matter more to [more]