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Category Archives: How CEOs hire

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.

|13 Jun 2018

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 Series: Fred Goff, Jobcase

I recently had a chance to interview Fred Goff, CEO of Jobcase, one of Boston’s fastest growing tech companies with more than 50 million registered members and 100 web properties.

|27 Sep 2016

Team Building Core to CEO Success

We are doing a disservice to our future leaders: We grade them in school almost exclusively on their individual efforts, and then in the workplace we judge them almost exclusively on their ability to build and influence teams.

|12 Aug 2016

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

Where There’s No Margin for Toxic Leadership

Good reminder from Robert Sher that CEOs need to do what is best for the organization and not let weak executives continue to serve.

|27 May 2014

Are You Guilty of “Been There Done That” Hiring?

I understand the appeal of looking for job candidates who have done the job before, but a “been there done that” approach to hiring often leads to less than optimal results.

|13 May 2014

Bad hire? Blame the CEO

How much does a bad hire cost companies? It’s more than just money according to this infographic by Mindflash. Hiring the wrong person also causes lost time, productivity, and morale.

|10 Apr 2014

How Does a Small Company Culture Lay Off Employees? With a Job Fair

Guest post by Veena Vadgama, Vice President of Marketing for Network Instruments
Making a decision to reduce headcount or shut down operations is a scenario no CEO ever wants to face.

|14 Jan 2014

Top 10 posts of 2013

In case you missed them, here are my most-viewed blog posts of 2013:

Support oddballs in your company culture
Texas vs.

|03 Jan 2014

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