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Annual Austin CEO Class Starts March 31

If you’ve got time for lunch, you’ve got time for this CEO class! Calling all Austin-based CEOs of companies with more than 20 employees, who believe it’s important to improve your skills: Consider joining us for this eight-week educational workshop …

|21 Feb 2017

CEO Interview: Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus, Part 2

In this second part of our conversation, Shawn Jenkins of Benefitfocus discusses how he overcame some hard times in leading a growing business, what surprised him most about becoming a public company CEO, and some advice for CEOs regarding benefits.  …

|07 Feb 2017

CEO Interview: Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus, Part 1

Shawn Jenkins runs Benefitfocus, a leading provider of cloud-based benefits management software. In this two-part interview, he spoke with me about his journey as a CEO. In this part, he discusses how he became a CEO via a nontraditional route …

|31 Jan 2017

CEO Scorecard for Grading Performance

This article was originally published under the title “How to Solicit Valuable Feedback From Your Board” on Entrepreneur.com on August 12, 2016. A version of the CEO Scorecard image was first published in my book “The CEO Tightrope.” One of the …

|18 Jan 2017

Top 10 2016 CEO Blog Posts

Of all The American CEO blog posts I published in 2016, here are the most viewed. Clearly, people like to hear from real CEOs, so three of my CEO Q&As made it to the top 10. The other articles focus on …

|21 Dec 2016