Stuff in the ‘Robert Sher’ Category

9 January, 2015

MIGHTY MIDSIZED COMPANIES: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers, Robert Sher

Midsized companies are often overlooked by Wall Street and mainstream media outlets, though they are an integral part of the nation’s economy. A thriving midsized company sector is essenshertial for a healthy economy, but easier said than done, largely because the factors that throttle growth of midsized companies can be quite different than those of their smaller and larger business brethren. Some of these factors are well known, but others can creep up on management teams and go almost unnoticed until it’s too late.

Drawing upon his own experience and interviews with more than 100 companies, author Robert Sher runs through seven “silent growth killers” that plague midsized companies and which, if not addressed, eventually cripple growth. Mighty Midsized Companies offers clear, tangible, actionable advice about dealing with these killers and growing despite them.

20 August, 2014

Robert Sher

robert-sherSome people call him a CEO coach. Some call him a CEO mentor. Some see him as their own “Chairman of the Board”.  Robert Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the leadership infrastructure of midsized companies seeking to accelerate their performance. Sher was a founder and the CEO of The Bentley Publishing Group, a company he grew from its small beginnings to midsize over the course of two decades.
In 2007, Sher founded CEO to CEO, a consulting firm coaching more than 80 midsized company CEOs and their management teams, helping them to identify growth killers, and facilitate the expansion of their companies.
Robert Sher has published extensively on the successful leadership traits of CEOs of mid-market companies. His newest book,  MIGHTY MIDSIZED COMPANIES: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers (Bibliomotion, September 2014), focuses on the specific hindrances to growth faced by midsize companies. -sized company.  Since 2011, he’s been researching the vulnerabilities of the middle market and has interviewed over 100 middle market executives (most of whom are not his clients). Sher began writing about these issues as a columnist at in early 2012, the publication’s only contributor focused on the management challenges of mid-market companies. More recently, Sher was asked by CFO magazine to write a regular column in its online edition for mid-market chief financial officers, and to author a 7-part series for Harvard Business Review online.For more about Robert Sher, and to book Sher to speak, go to


16 July, 2013


How Mid-Size Companies Can Become Nimble and Grow.   A guide to the particular challenges faced by companies with revenues between $10M and $1B to overcoming the hurdles that prevent them from achieving significant growth. (Bibliomotion, Fall 2014)