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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

CEO Genome Project: What Constitutes a High-Performing CEO Part 1

There is such a dearth of research about CEOs that I was excited to find out about ghSMART’s CEO Genome project. They have analyzed a decade’s worth of data from interviews and assessments of more than 2,000 CEOs and 17,000 C-suite …

|30 Jan 2018

Being a Second CEO

Les Trachtman specializes in what he calls being a “second CEO,” replacing founders to help grow and scale companies. In fact, he’s done it six times. As the CEO of The Trachtman Group, he also helps top organizations across the …

|28 Nov 2017

CEO Interview: Chuck Runyon, Anytime Fitness

Chuck Runyon is the co-founder and CEO of Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest co-ed fitness club franchise. With more than three million members worldwide at 3,700 gyms, the company has more than $1 billion in system-wide revenue. Runyon credits the …

|08 Nov 2017