Monthly Archives: April 2013

Six hats of the CEO: Learner

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The French author Francois de la Rochefoucauld observed “the only thing constant in life is change.” Great CEOs understand this and are constantly trying to improve and expand their knowledge.

|30 Apr 2013

Do more connected CEOs have better company performance?

The answer is yes, and it’s more than anecdotal.

|26 Apr 2013

CEO Fail: The Roman Emperor CEO

Rarely has a CEO lost his job over a party, but MY what a party it was! The total bill for the birthday party Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski threw for his second wife Karen was $2 million. Tyco only paid $1 million.

|25 Apr 2013

Six hats of the CEO: Engineer

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The engineer hat – the fourth in my series about the six roles of the CEO – is about “the methodology you use to deliver value to clients.

|23 Apr 2013

Is this CA’s turnaround CEO?

Mike Gregoire (Photo Credit: CA Technologies)
A recent headline in Bloomberg declared CA’s New CEO Jolting Old Guard With Silicon Valley Moxie.

|22 Apr 2013

CEOs need deliberate practice too

Tennis player Li Na at the 2007 Medibank International in Sydney, Australia.

|19 Apr 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

Six Hats of the CEO: Architect

The architect is the third hat in my series on the six roles of the CEO. Jim Schleckser, CEO and managing partner of the Inc.

|16 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

Six Hats of the CEO: Coach

Readers of this blog know how important I believe the CEO’s role is in finding and recruiting talent. This is what the coach hat is all about, which is the second one in my series on the six hats or roles of the CEO.

|09 Apr 2013



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