Tag Archives: CEO

How to transition from founder to CEO

I firmly believe that a company founder can become a great CEO with the right knowledge and skills. This is the topic of my upcoming presentation at SXSW on Friday, March 13: http://schedule.sxsw.

|22 Jan 2015

Org Charts Essential to Good Decision Making

A clear, continuously updated org chart is a surprisingly effective tool for fostering great decision making.

|06 Jan 2015

What books do CEOs read?

What are the favorite books of CEOs such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Tony Hsieh, Elon Musk, Meg Whitman, and more? CEO.com recently compiled a list, shown in this infographic.

|19 Nov 2014

CEO Fail: The Cult Leader and Mr. Mayhem

Somewhere between the Cult Leader CEO who is too dogmatic in his or her beliefs and the Mr. Mayhem CEO who shifts direction with the wind lies the balance that leaders need to strike.

|06 Nov 2014

How to overcome a subpar goals management system

I wrote this article for Fast Company to give employees at all levels a process for linking their goals to the corporate business objectives and making themselves more valuable as a result.

|28 Oct 2014

An Air Force general’s guide to leadership

Here are four leadership principles an Air Force general has learned over the years.

|23 Oct 2014

Is Jack Ma’s Priority of Customers, Employees Then Shareholders Correct?

“Customers first, employees second, and shareholders third,” wrote CEO Jack Ma in a letter to investors in advance of Alibaba’s record-breaking $25 billion IPO.

|02 Oct 2014

Strategy is not dead but only the beginning

Writing in Forbes, Rick Smith asks, “Is Strategy Dead? 7 Reasons The Answer May Be Yes.” He makes some excellent points, but in my opinion strategy is not dead but only the starting point for a company – not the final product.

|24 Sep 2014

Should there be a CEO school?

“We had never thought of it as a profession.

|18 Sep 2014

Graphic: Employee evolution past vs. future

Jacob Morgan, Principal & Co-Founder of Chess Media Group, recently published this graphic in a Forbes article about his new book titled “The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.

|04 Sep 2014