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Category Archives: CEO policy

How to Prevent Budget Tyranny

This column on how to balance the budget with the business was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on July 13, 2016. It is especially relevant now as people prepare their 2017 budgets.

|06 Dec 2016

Austin CEOs Have Class! (starting in April)

Calling all CEOs in the Austin area: I am ramping up for my annual CEO class sponsored by the Rice Alliance Austin Chapter, Austin Technology Incubator, and the Austin Technology Council.

|10 Mar 2015

The Dangers of Shunning Bureaucracy at All Costs

Some CEOs and leaders avoid bureaucracy as too stifling, but are flatter hierarchies necessarily better?

|28 Jan 2015

Org Charts Essential to Good Decision Making

A clear, continuously updated org chart is a surprisingly effective tool for fostering great decision making.

|06 Jan 2015

Metrics Can Improve Performance – Even in Government!

How did former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels turn a $600 million budget deficit into a multibillion-dollar budget surplus, cut property taxes, and improve services across the state? It was all about goals, metrics and accountability.

|02 Dec 2014

Is Jack Ma’s Priority of Customers, Employees Then Shareholders Correct?

“Customers first, employees second, and shareholders third,” wrote CEO Jack Ma in a letter to investors in advance of Alibaba’s record-breaking $25 billion IPO.

|02 Oct 2014

The Truth About Salaries

Jeff Haden wrote a great piece recently on the “7 Things Employees Wish They Could Tell Their Boss About Salaries.

|20 Aug 2014

The most important managerial skill

This is an excellent blog post by Bryan Goldberg, the founder of Bleacher Report.

|15 Jul 2014

How CEOs Should Bridge Strategy and Tactics

Fast Company recently interviewed Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson about his efforts to educate employees on being more productive: “On Having a System – Any System.

|24 Jun 2014

“I love Khorus, yes I do.”

Thanks to Dan Graham, CEO of Austin’s BuildASign.com, for writing this article on his blog about his deployment of Khorus and the potential he sees in it to align his employees around their quarterly goals.

|09 May 2014

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