Tonika Bruce, CEO of Lead Nicely, is a firm believer in the power of entrepreneurial leaders at the highest level of an organization. In her experience, prioritizing these hires can be a game changer for companies looking to stay ahead in rapidly evolving markets. To support this idea, she points out recent changes within C-Suite titles that better fit today's business landscape.
Jessica Tan serves as an example during her tenure at Ping An when she was appointed to drive innovation from being a financial conglomerate into becoming a technology company. This transition demonstrates how essential it has become for organizations to adapt and evolve with market demands.
"Entrepreneurial leaders excel at creative thinking," says Bruce. "But non-entrepreneurial leaders can also achieve this through fostering an innovative corporate culture." She advises that finding candidates with both adaptability and strong leadership skills will help create such environments.
Prosh Marketing recently published their Council Post outlining Ten Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) crucial for CEOs and management teams alike. These KPIs include cost-per-lead (CPL), customer acquisition cost (ROI), return on investment, advertising revenue (ROAS), customer lifetime value (LTV), among others like NPS which gauges loyalty by asking customers about recommendations.
The article highlights the need for marketing executives not only to redefine their role but also position themselves strategically as drivers within organizations moving forward:
"To succeed as modern marketers," states Prosh Marketing's report "professionals must build strong cross-departmental relationships while aligning strategy and tactics with measurable outcomes."
Moreover, keeping abreast of industry trends is vital - introducing new ideas backed by market data helps initiate informed discussions around existing priorities:
"Bringing results back to the group after implementing change shows whether or not moves were successful," adds Tonika Bruce.
In conclusion, cultivating adaptable entrepreneurial leaders and fostering a culture of innovation are essential for organizations striving to keep pace with constantly changing markets. By aligning strategies and tactics, building strong relationships across departments, and maintaining a focus on measurable outcomes, marketing professionals can ensure they remain at the forefront of their industry's evolution.