What kinds of skills should a COO possess?

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Nate Bennett (Author, Associate Dean & Professor, Georgia State University)

Nate Bennett talks about the skills that COOs should possess and how they have changed over the years. He discusses how during the recent recession it was the COOs job to take cost out of the operation and now the focus is on finding areas for growth. He goes over some of the areas of knowledge that COOs should be conversant in including technology, big data, and globalism.


About Author

Nate Bennett

Author, Associate Dean & Professor, Georgia State University

Nate Bennett, Ph.D., is an Associate Dean & Professor at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Over the years, he has won numerous awards for his teaching. He is co-author (with Stephen Miles) of "Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO" and is also the academic advisor to the COO Circle, a group Chief Operating Officers from the world's largest companies and most impactful non-profits.

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Vanessa Tyler

Vanessa Tyler

Sarder TV Journalist, and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Anchor

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