Category Archives: Board of directors

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.

|18 Jan 2017

Top 10 Most Popular CEO Posts of 2014

Here are my top 10 most viewed posts of 2014 concerning all things CEO – from hiring to managing the board to failing by having a best buddy and more.

|18 Dec 2014

Best CEO of the 20th Century? I Like Ike

I am often asked who I look up to as an example of a great Chief Executive Officer. As I write this today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

|09 Jun 2014

Want help from your board? Present the right information

I have been in far too many board meetings that sound like infomercials: The CEO presents each department in the best possible light and never mentions any problems. This is pointless if you actually want help from your board.

|03 Jun 2014

What is the right composition for a board of directors?

The relationship between the CEO and the board of directors is unique in the business world.

|20 May 2014

Predicting the future is useless without the courage to act

One of my favorite sayings about the technology business is that it is very easy to predict the future….

|15 Apr 2014

The tenuousness of CEO tenure

Recent research on U.S. CEO tenure varies anywhere from 5 to 8 years, but one thing is certain: CEOs have less time than ever to prove their merit. Part of the reason is market dynamism and the rapid changes taking place in businesses today.

|27 Mar 2014

The three roles of private company boards

In my last post, I wrote about some red flags when choosing board members for early stage companies.

|04 Feb 2014

Proceed with caution when choosing private company board members

I have had some interesting conversations over the last few weeks that made me realize many people view the role of private company boards far differently than I do.

|29 Jan 2014



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