Best and Worst Practices (Plus FAQs) for Layoffs
Layoffs are bad, but how you handle them makes all the difference. Here are a few best and worst practices for orchestrating layoffs.
Recapping Navigating Choppy Waters: The CEO Perspective
Experienced CEOs shared their stories and offered perspective for today’s leaders.
Don’t Ask Your Board for a Strategy
You want your board to support and buy into the strategy you present to them, but you don’t want them to actually define that strategy.
How to Engage With Your CRO
Make every moment with your CRO count. As a CEO, time with your executives is vital.
Recapping Navigating Choppy Waters: The VC Perspective
Panelists agreed, companies should continue growing and looking ahead, prioritizing thoughtful, data-based decision making.
Signs Your Chief Revenue Officer Isn’t Scaling
Check to make sure your CRO is scaling and growing as much as your company.
What Does Great Look Like in a Chief Revenue Officer?
Over the two-plus decades of working closely with CROs I figured out what “great” looks like and I’ve found that there are five things that great CROs do
Startup Boards, the book, and also why they matter more than ever these days
We’ve done a lot of work around startup boards at Bolster the past couple of years, including working with over 30 CEOs to help them hire amazing new independent board members.
Women Are (Slowly) Gaining Board Seats
Over the past several years, there has been a lot of public attention surrounding board diversity
A CEO’s Guide to Seeking Advice & Mentorship
One of the most common questions we’re asked at Bolster is how to help a CEO find a mentor or advisor
Should You Go Fractional at Work?
6 questions to ask yourself before making the switch to an independent career
7 Habits of Highly Effective Boards
Creating strong boards can help propel a board forward. Weak and ineffective boards hold a company back.
How to Remove Your Full-Time Hiring Hat to Hire An Interim or Project-Based Executive
Hiring an Interim leader can be a great solution when you have an executive leader leave your organization unexpectedly.
When to Hire your First Chief Revenue Officer
In most startups, the founder is the first salesperson and while it may be difficult to let that go you’ll eventually scale, add sales reps, or maybe some form of a Sales Manager once there are more than a couple of reps.
How to Think About Employee Retention in an Economy Where Your Execs Just Want a Change
To better understand the impact of the Great Resignation on C-level executives in the United States, we analyzed the profiles of 5,000+ Bolster members.
What is a Fractional Executive
One of our Bolster members, Connie Kwan, who runs a popular newsletter Product Maestro, wrote an excellent article last week for her audience about how to work on your elevator pitch when kicking off a fractional career
4 Easy Ways for Any CEO to Choose a Mentor
How to frame your thinking about choosing a mentor whether it’s for business or personal reasons.
Joining the Fractional Executive Movement
For the past six weeks, I’ve been quietly piloting the next chapter in my career that of the fractional executive
Signs Your CFO isn't Scaling
While all the functions of a team are needed, perhaps the most critical function to make sure your company is able to scale is the CFO
Welcome to Bolster Prime
If you are a CEO who loves to learn, believes that you can learn from someone who has “been there, done that” and wants to not just grow but scale your startup so that you can drive value further, faster, check out Bolster Prime.
The Roots of Bolster Prime and Bolster Ventures
We are announcing the launch of a new program called Bolster Prime, and a new venture capital fund called Bolster Ventures, to empower the innovation economy. The roots of Bolster Prime and Bolster Ventures pre-date the founding of Bolster.
Bolster Launches Bolster Prime and Bolster Ventures to Drive Success in High Growth Early Stage Companies
Bolster, the marketplace for on-demand executive talent, is excited to announce the launch of Bolster Prime, an 18-month mentoring program, and Bolster Ventures, an early-stage venture fund for Bolster Prime customers.
How to Improve Your Executive Brand Online to Land the Exec and Board Roles You Want
Is the state of your brand online designed to help you achieve your next professional goal? Most don’t know the answer to this question because they don’t google themselves like they google others. Read on to tap into the critical skills today’s execs need to take control of their online presence.
Bolster Raises $11M Series B Financing to Harness the Future of Work Through On-Demand Executive Talent
Bolster, the marketplace for on-demand executive talent, announced today its Series B financing of $11 million to harness the forces driving the future of work for executives and venture-backed startups.
Bolster Your Profile for 2022
The new year is a great time to take control of your personal brand across all online channels, including your Bolster profile, and this post will get you started. It also gives you access to a special workshop to teach you how to develop a powerful executive presence online.