Author Archives: Joel Trammell

Minimizing Uncertainty by Dr. Tasha Eurich

This is a great story by organizational psychologist Dr. Tasha Eurich about workplace situations that trigger our reward/threat response (sometimes with funny results!).

|16 May 2019

Evolving Syncsort: CEO Q&A with Josh Rogers (Part 2)

In Part 1 of my Q&A with Syncsort CEO Josh Rogers, we covered his background and journey to the chief executive chair.

|30 Apr 2019

Evolving Syncsort: CEO Q&A with Josh Rogers (Part 1)

Josh Rogers is CEO of Syncsort, a B2B software company that helps businesses organize their data.

|23 Apr 2019

CEO Academy Starts April 10

I’ll be leading the annual CEO Academy in Austin starting on April 10. CEOs with successful, growing businesses are invited (not start-ups). This is a great chance to learn a systematic approach to the CEO role and network with your peers.

|02 Apr 2019

Citrix CEO Leads Business Model Pivot (Part 2)

In part one of my interview with Citrix CEO David Henshall, we discussed how he became CEO and his successful, three-pronged approach to transforming the company.

|26 Mar 2019

Citrix CEO Leads Business Model Pivot (Part 1)

David Henshall became the President and CEO of Citrix in 2017, after working there since 2003 as CFO and then CFO/COO (He served as acting CEO in 2013-2014). He has more than 25 years of technology management experience.

|19 Mar 2019

Fake It Until You Make It? Not for CEOs

Recently I’ve heard a lot of people in the startup community discussing “fake it until you make it” for CEOs. I certainly understand how the concept started.

|20 Feb 2019

How to Approach the CEO’s First 100 Days

Friday, January 11 was my last day as CEO of Black Box, following its acquisition by AGC Networks Ltd. This was my first role as a public company CEO, and I plan to share my experiences with you all over the next few months.

|23 Jan 2019

Why CEOs Have a 24×7 Job

It’s common to hear about CEOs behaving badly during work hours. Yet their personal time is being scrutinized as well, especially in this era of social media.

|13 Nov 2018

4 Reasons to Resuscitate Your Org Chart

Years ago I toted around an 11×17 double-sided sheet of paper like it was my third arm – a source of endless mirth for my executives. Yet this org chart with 300+ names was a lifeline for me as CEO of a fast-growing software company.

|17 Oct 2018

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