Category Archives: Executive coaching

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 executives.

|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.

|28 Nov 2017

New Rule: Act Quickly on Job Referrals

When you’ve been around the tech world as long as I have, you know a lot of people. I am often asked to use those connections to help CEOs fill a particular position. I am happy to help with job referrals, and I try to refer only A players.

|29 Aug 2017

CEO Interview: Phil Friedman, CGS

Phil Friedman is the president and CEO of Computer Generated Solutions (CGS), which enables global enterprises, regional companies, and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through business applications, enterprise learning, and out

|15 Aug 2017

Lance Gibbs’ New Book: Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

I just finished reading a brand new book by Lance Gibbs, founder and executive chairman of BP3. BP3 is an Austin, Texas-based company that works with clients to provide simplified and improved business process solutions.

|17 Jul 2017

CEO Interview: Joshua Feast, Cogito

Joshua Feast is CEO of Cogito, which makes software that analyzes phone conversations and provides real-time guidance to help service employees better engage and connect with customers.

|14 Jun 2017

Why Leadership Isn’t Better Than Management

I came across an article the other day that makes a common but misguided argument.

|30 May 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.

|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.

|21 Dec 2016

CEO Interview: Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat, Part 2

This is part two of my interview with Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT products and services.

|18 Oct 2016



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