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4 Imperatives to Prep Your Team for a New Hire

New hire rejection: Don’t risk your team shunning a new employee because you did not prepare them ahead of time. What I call “first positioning” is just as important as first impressions in hiring, but too many CEOs and managers …

|13 Jun 2018

CEO Interview: Corey Thomas, Rapid7

Corey Thomas’ impressive background includes stints at Parallels, Microsoft, AT&T, and Deloitte Consulting as well as degrees from Vanderbilt and Harvard. This experience led him to become CEO of Rapid7 in 2012 and take it public in 2015, with stellar …

|09 May 2018

Why Good Management Requires Some Bureaucracy

Management requires policies, procedures, and bureaucracy if entrepreneurs want to grow their companies A Rocket Mortgage/Quicken Loans Super Bowl commercial featured actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key translating jargon and slang for people. In one snippet, he tells a woman perusing …

|26 Apr 2018

Numbers Don’t Drive Businesses, People Do

Business is a numbers game: That’s what I would have told you when I started my first business over 25 years ago. As a degreed engineer whose father was a college professor, I was exposed to many mathematical concepts and …

|21 Mar 2018

CEO Genome Project: What Constitutes a High-Performing CEO Part 2

In this second part of my interview with ghSMART principals Kim Powell and Dina Wang, we discuss common mistakes CEOs make and why boards often hire the wrong candidate. In part one, we covered how their CEO Genome project, based on a decade’s worth …

|06 Feb 2018