Monthly Archives: May 2014

Where There’s No Margin for Toxic Leadership

Good reminder from Robert Sher that CEOs need to do what is best for the organization and not let weak executives continue to serve.

|27 May 2014

Addressing a new CEO assignment with why, what and where

Every new leader faces the immediate challenge of how best to communicate his or her vision to the organization. Employees are anxious when there is a change at the top, so it is important to begin the communication process as quickly as possible.

|22 May 2014

What is the right composition for a board of directors?

The relationship between the CEO and the board of directors is unique in the business world.

|20 May 2014

What are the responsibilities of a CEO?

I’ve covered this topic in depth on this blog, but if you want to read a quick summary check out my latest article for Entrepreneur: The 5 Core Responsibilities of a CEO
As I mention in the article, it’s difficult to do the job well if yo

|15 May 2014

Are You Guilty of “Been There Done That” Hiring?

I understand the appeal of looking for job candidates who have done the job before, but a “been there done that” approach to hiring often leads to less than optimal results.

|13 May 2014

“I love Khorus, yes I do.”

Thanks to Dan Graham, CEO of Austin’s BuildASign.com, for writing this article on his blog about his deployment of Khorus and the potential he sees in it to align his employees around their quarterly goals.

|09 May 2014

Why CEOs suck and how to suck less

It’s part of my mission every day to address this topic via this blog, my upcoming book, my company Khorus, and in many other ways. It is also the title of my proposed session at SXSW Las Vegas, which is summarized below.

|08 May 2014

Are you better at relating to employees or setting performance targets?

Most leaders tend to be better at either building relationships with employees or setting strong performance requirements for them, but the best CEOs and managers do both equally well.

|06 May 2014

CEO business strategy advice falls short on the “how”

Business literature is full of advice for CEOs and leaders on what to do, but sometimes falls short on the how.

|01 May 2014

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