Tag Archives: CEO failures

CEO Caring: Pathos in the 21st Century

Statue of Aristotle (1915), University of Freiburg (Photo credit: Flickr user maha-online)
I’ve been discussing how Aristotle’s Rhetoric has much to teach the CEOs of today.

|07 Jan 2013

CEO Competence: Logos in the 21st Century

All humans are fallible.
CEOs are humans.
Therefore, all CEOs are fallible.
Okay, I’m sure you didn’t need this syllogism to be convinced of the fallibility of CEOs. But Aristotle’s work in logic from the 4th century B.C.

|18 Dec 2012

CEO Cheerleader Fail: Drawbacks of the Eternal Optimist

How many ways can a CEO fail? Over the next several months I will count the ways. These failure modes involve the CEO acting in some manner that harms their ability to lead the organization.

|05 Dec 2012