Monthly Archives: December 2013

How CEOs can set effective 2014 goals

I’ll be hosting a live Webinar this Friday at 1:00 p.m. EST for ExecSense on “Best Practices for Establishing 2014 Goals for Your Management Team.

|31 Dec 2013

No CEO for Obamacare a bad idea

White House Rejects Idea Of Creating An Obamacare CEO

The idea of a CEO for Obamacare is so obvious that it is hard to believe there could be any disagreement. The Affordable Care Act is a huge endeavor that would test even the best CEO.

|30 Dec 2013

Doing Less, Leading More

Excellent article that gets to the crux of leadership: In order to be great, you have to shed the individual contributor role that made you successful on your way to the CEO chair.

|19 Dec 2013

Are You Running Out of Time to Show Customer Value?

Each interaction with a customer is an opportunity to either earn loyalty or alienate. This conclusion is true whether your company provides products to mass markets like McDonald’s, or for specialized use, like those provided by GE.

|19 Dec 2013

Why CEOs Should Cultivate Paranoid Optimism

One of the interesting things about the CEO job is that almost every employee has a strong opinion about the CEO’s performance.

|17 Dec 2013

The Drawbacks of a Nation of First-time CEOs

How many CEOs are first-time CEOs? I think it’s the majority (we found as high as 73%), and that’s a real problem.

|12 Dec 2013

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

CEO Fail: Drop-In Carpet Bomber CEO

Does this CEO failure mode sound familiar? The Drop-In Carpet Bomber CEO is too busy most of the time to pay attention to the business, but then suddenly decides that things are not going well and comes in barking orders like a marine drill sergeant.

|05 Dec 2013

Top 10 things that bother me about hotel rooms

Photo Credit: LOLren via Compfight cc
A little change of pace on the blog today. Like many of you I have spent a fair amount of time on the road during my career, and I am often surprised by what I find in hotel rooms.

|03 Dec 2013



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