Tag Archives: Chief executive officer

Austin CEO Seminar Begins April 1

The annual eight-week CEO Seminar I lead begins April 1. If you are a CEO with more than 25 employees, consider joining us. The time commitment is minimal – every Friday during lunch – but the payoff can be big.

|15 Mar 2016

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

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

What teaching teaches CEOs

Lifehacker recently published an article that particularly resonated with me: Six Things I Learned from Teaching That I Still Use in Everyday Life.

|27 Aug 2014

Evolving From Founder to Great CEO

When can a founder be a good CEO? It’s an important question and the subject of my submission for next year’s South by Southwest conference.

|14 Aug 2014

CEO Fail: 6 CEOs Who Can Wreak Havoc

My long-standing CEO fail series on this blog has described many kinds of flawed CEOs – from this week’s “Playboy King” to the “Budget Tyrant” to the “Super VP,” who cannot stop doing his executives’ jobs long enough to focus on

|31 Jul 2014

CEO Fail: The Playboy King

I spent some time recently in England and experienced for the first time the concept of monarchy. Seeing the English King’s palatial estate at Hampton Court brought home the opulence of the 17th century monarchy.

|29 Jul 2014