Yearly Archives: 2016

Transparency Primacy for CEOs

Technology reporter Rolfe Winkler recently published an article in The Wall Street Journal titled “When Startups Fail, Silicon Valley’s Millennial CEOs Like to Share Feelings.

|26 Jul 2016

The Expert Conundrum or How to Spot a Blowhard

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What is one of the biggest differences between the CEO role and other jobs in a company? It’s the responsibility to make decisions about a huge breadth of issues.

|12 Jul 2016

We Need Better Leaders: Own Your Professional Development

“You could go to class to go to be an NFL quarterback, you could have Peyton Manning or Tom Brady teach you lessons.

|29 Jun 2016

Leadership Development’s Most Underused Tool

What is one of the most underutilized tools in leadership development? Teaching, writes Ana Maria Sencovici of The River Group: “For leaders who are deliberately practicing their leadership skills, teaching is the surest way of internalizing and a

|09 Jun 2016

Forecasting Ability Paramount in Presidents and CEOs?

Forecasting ability: This is the skill we should primarily judge presidential candidates on according to Adam Grant, professor of management and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

|25 May 2016

First-Time CEOs Not Prepared Says CEO Study

First-time CEOs revealed huge challenges in taking on the role according to a new CEO study by The River Group.

|10 May 2016

In Praise of the Lazy CEO

A few years ago I wrote an article for Texas CEO Magazine extolling the virtues of “The Lazy CEO.

|11 Apr 2016

Teaching and Learning Kevin Spacey Style

Teaching is an honorable and worthwhile pursuit for any professional, including CEOs, and learning should be a life-long endeavor. Kevin Spacey embodies both in a recent interview in Harvard Business Review.

|29 Mar 2016

Austin CEO Seminar Begins April 1

The annual eight-week CEO Seminar I lead begins April 1. If you are a CEO with more than 25 employees, consider joining us. The time commitment is minimal – every Friday during lunch – but the payoff can be big.

|15 Mar 2016

Brand Promise, or Why Trump & Sanders Are on Fire

Super Tuesday is finally upon us, giving us the best indication yet of how each presidential candidate’s brand promise translates into actual votes. Like many, I have been following the presidential election process with some interest.

|01 Mar 2016

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