◦ Interim Executive

“To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!”

— Lao-Tzu

NEW Coaching and Mentoring Services

Principia now provides coaching and mentoring services to help your key executives

  • Understand their strengths and weaknesses,
  • Achieve critical developmental objectives,
  • Unlock the potential to resolve interpersonal conflicts (including unconscious bias),
  • Build high performing teams to successfully meet mission-critical objectives

Interim Executive Assignments

If your company is dealing with the sudden loss of a key executive* or needs additional resources to expand into new business areas, here’s something to think about. While you may need help to assure mainstream business continuity in the short term you may not need a permanent hire immediately. Outsourcing a key executive position on an interim basis through Principia may be the better solution.

At its core, the concept isn’t new@. No doubt you already outsource many services on which you depend; lawyers, accountants, designers as well as commercial air, rail and ground transport when needed; and you pay only for what you use.

Principia interim executive services allow you to bring on an experienced leader now who can get to know the culture, politics, and real barriers the business faces while becoming part of the leadership team for three, six, or even twelve months to:

  •      Advance strategic initiatives that assure your organization stays on track
  •      Assist senior leadership teams interview and select a permanent replacement
  •      Diagnose and implement important but sometimes unpopular internal changes

In particular, Principia CEO Keith Cooley is the perfect choice for interim executive leadership assignments in a wide range of circumstances. He has requisite experience across corporate, NGO and governmental entities in an array of capabilities that speak to his qualifications.

Bottom line is Principia:

  • Quickly grasps the critical elements of each new assignment and, with senior leadership approval, takes steps to minimize risk and optimize success
  • Provides proven, “on-demand leadership” based on more than 35 years of management experience with what works & what doesn’t – to deliver results
  • Understands the threat presented by a leadership gap and can bring critical focus to key stakeholders, systems and costs to assure business continuity.

What clients say:

“One of Principia’s great strengths is its ability to get to the crux of a problem in a logical clearly defined manner. I think of the time they helped me prepare for an unplanned visit from a health accreditation and certification agency.

Principia identified the priorities, the teams to be formed and the work process and activities that needed to take place prior to the visit. Their quick assessment and guidance helped us ultimately succeed in renewing our accreditation.”
Amanda Caballero-Holmes, Former Executive Director,  Latino Family Services

 Notes:
*C level, VP, Cabinet Member, Executive Director;
@ Art Saxby:http://pascohernando.score.org/resources/eaas-executive-service-outsourcing-c-suite

 

 

 

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How to Thrive as a Remote Worker … a Guest Blog

by Chelsea Lamb

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How to Thrive as a Remote Worker

Working from home can be a steep learning curve, especially for those who thrive in an office environment. When the COVID-19 pandemic caused offices to close around the country, companies were forced to send their employees home and develop remote working strategies. While some people might have welcomed the change, working from home can be challenging for a number of reasons. If you’re new to remote work and are having difficulties adapting, use this resource to help you thrive in the pandemic era.

Adapting to working from home

It’s possible to be just as productive at home as at the office if you follow some of these tips.

  • Create a designated workspace in your home to make it distraction-free.
  • Set regular hours for your workday, and don’t forget to take breaks for lunch and rests.
  • If you have kids at home, recognize that you may need to be flexible with your work hours — ask your boss for some leniency around deadlines.

Improve your technology

Having the right tools is paramount to being a successful remote worker.

  • If your personal laptop isn’t cutting it, consider shopping for a new one, and use a  Lenovo coupon to help you save money on your investment.
  • Consider getting a mouse (bluetooth versions are really useful) to help you navigate your laptop with ease.
  • If you’re consistently on the phone for work, be sure to buy a headset or bluetooth earbuds to make your calls more enjoyable.

Mental adjustments

Working from home will require a mental shift.

  • One of the challenging parts of working from home is coping with distractions—stay focused by following these tips.
  • If you’re having trouble completing your work projects at home, schedule regular check-ins with your boss or manager to help you stay focused.
  • Keep tabs on your mental health and take care of yourself by exercising regularly and reaching out to friends and family for support.
  • Consider professional coaching via Principia if you need further guidance with adapting to the new pandemic era.

Working from home is a big transition for many office workers, so use the above advice to help you thrive in a remote setting.


Chelsea Lamb has spent the last eight years honing her tech skills and is the resident tech specialist at Business Pop. Her goal is to demystify some of the technical aspects of business ownership.

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