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Category Archives: Recruitment

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

CEO Class Starts April 4

Starting April 4, I am teaching my CEO class again in conjunction with the Rice Alliance Austin Chapter and the Austin Technology Council.

|11 Mar 2014

Five management lessons from Ben Horowitz

Excellent article based on the new book by Ben Horowitz.

|05 Mar 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

The million dollar hire

I was recently reminded of how important a single personnel decision can be. I traveled to San Francisco to make a presentation on behalf of a non-profit organization I’ve worked with for a couple of years.

|14 Nov 2013

5 Responsibilities of a CEO: Provide the Proper Resources

I just published the second article for this series in my Forbes column: The Resource Allocation Dilemma Faced By CEOs Every Single Day.

|18 Jun 2013

The drawbacks of cubicles

Open-plan offices make employees less productive, less happy, and more likely to get sick
Earlier this week I published a post asking “Are your employees misaligned?” where I cited a story about our acquiring company plucking software dev

|23 May 2013

Introducing my new Forbes column

The American CEO

I have just become a Forbes contributor and my site is aptly named The American CEO, where I give “practical advice for current and aspiring CEOs” much like I do in this blog.

|18 Apr 2013

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