Tag Archives: Company

Elements of an Effective CEO Goals Management System

As I’ve written about before on this blog, one of the five responsibilities of a CEO is to deliver performance. However, some CEOs focus solely on this, to the detriment of everyone in the organization.

|10 Dec 2013

Are you using “business” in a derogatory way?

I was in a meeting the other day and heard someone use a word in a way that I find very interesting: “Business.” I had asked a question and one of the other two participants responded with, “Let me answer that, that is a business question.

|21 Nov 2013

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

How to balance the budget with the business

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As I mentioned in my most recent post – The budget is set so no brilliant ideas until next year – in many companies budgets are often the only strategic, tangible plans that lower-level managers and employees are expose

|22 Oct 2013

The budget is set so no brilliant ideas until next year

I just wrote about the failings of the Budget Tyrant CEO. Here’s a real-life example of the consequences of this fiscal autocrat’s policies. I served as an IT manager at a large Fortune 500 company in the late 90s.

|17 Oct 2013

Management by rules or values? Part 2

I recently asked how CEOs can gain the efficiencies of a rules-based organization while maintaining the flexibility of a values-based approach? The answer lies in flipping traditional management on its head.

|08 Oct 2013

Which Decisions Should a CEO Make?

As I wrote about recently, one of the main responsibilities of a CEO is to make good decisions. This is easier said than done of course. I will spend the next few weeks discussing the elements of good decision-making.

|03 Sep 2013

Are your employees misaligned? New Forbes article

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I just published a new Forbes column about “How To Make Company Employees Think Like Their CEO.

|22 May 2013

Why the CEO-chair split DOESN’T matter

A CNNMoney/Fortune article today titled “Why the CEO-chair split matters” reports on how a group of union retirement funds believes that CEOs should not also serve as chairman of the board at their companies because it is a conflict of in

|13 Mar 2013

Judging talent: Motivation and value

Besides creative initiative and exceptionalism, which I’ve written about recently, there are two more traits I look for in every job candidate: motivation and value. Here’s what I mean by each.

|12 Mar 2013