Yearly Archives: 2014

When does the CEO role begin?

I’ve been using this graphic to describe the stages of a company in the context of the CEO role.

|08 Oct 2014

Is Jack Ma’s Priority of Customers, Employees Then Shareholders Correct?

“Customers first, employees second, and shareholders third,” wrote CEO Jack Ma in a letter to investors in advance of Alibaba’s record-breaking $25 billion IPO.

|02 Oct 2014

Strategy is not dead but only the beginning

Writing in Forbes, Rick Smith asks, “Is Strategy Dead? 7 Reasons The Answer May Be Yes.” He makes some excellent points, but in my opinion strategy is not dead but only the starting point for a company – not the final product.

|24 Sep 2014

Should there be a CEO school?

“We had never thought of it as a profession.

|18 Sep 2014

Welcome to the New American CEO

My new book “The CEO Tightrope” hits bookstores today, and in conjunction I’ve launched a brand new American CEO Web site. My lofty ambition as many of you know is to usher in a new era for current and aspiring CEOs.

|09 Sep 2014

Graphic: Employee evolution past vs. future

Jacob Morgan, Principal & Co-Founder of Chess Media Group, recently published this graphic in a Forbes article about his new book titled “The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.

|04 Sep 2014

What teaching teaches CEOs

Lifehacker recently published an article that particularly resonated with me: Six Things I Learned from Teaching That I Still Use in Everyday Life.

|27 Aug 2014

The Truth About Salaries

Jeff Haden wrote a great piece recently on the “7 Things Employees Wish They Could Tell Their Boss About Salaries.

|20 Aug 2014

Evolving From Founder to Great CEO

When can a founder be a good CEO? It’s an important question and the subject of my submission for next year’s South by Southwest conference.

|14 Aug 2014

Is 13 Tools Enough? Maximizing a CEO’s Time

A recent article in Medium.com reveals the 13 tools Buffer CEO Joel Gascoigne uses in his daily role, with Evernote as his core tool. The proliferation of tools and apps in recent years leaves many of us wondering which ones to use.

|12 Aug 2014

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