Tag Archives: CEO leadership

CEO Fail: The Budget Blower CEO

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My previous article for the CEO failure modes series was about the Roman Emperor CEO, who uses company coffers to fund lavish personal expenditures.

|09 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

How executives hire: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on finding motivated employees

We want people to join Starbucks who have like-minded values.

|11 Apr 2013

Why Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s work from home ban is the wrong approach

Everyone is commenting on the recent Yahoo memo banning working from home. While most of the discussion revolves around whether allowing employees to work from home is a good idea or not, I want to look at the memo from a CEO perspective.

|27 Feb 2013

10 Steps to a Nine Figure+ Exit

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of hosting the Austin Technology Council’s first CEO Forum of the year at The Driskill Hotel here in Austin.

|17 Jan 2013

Perpetually late CEOs fail to impress

Judging By This Angry Email, Marissa Mayer Hasn’t Yet Wowed ALL Yahoo Employees

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Every new CEO faces some resistance, and high profile ones like Marissa Mayer are especially susceptible to attention-ge

|15 Jan 2013

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 Reputation Matters (Infographic)

Check out this infographic by CEO.com and DOMO about how much CEO reputation can impact customers and investors. I think this is an interesting follow up to my last post about how Aristotle’s Rhetoric has important lessons for CEO credibility.

|11 Dec 2012

CEO Credibility: Ethos in the 21st Century

Bust of Aristotle. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek bronze original by Lysippos from 330 BC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Aristotle’s Rhetoric from the 4th century B.C. has many lessons for CEOs today striving to do their best.

|10 Dec 2012