Author Archives: Joel Trammell

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

Successful Exit: 4 Things Most Startups Ignore

This is a guest post by Jock Purtle, the Founder and CEO of online brokerage service Digital Exits.

|12 Sep 2018

How to Overcome Your Company’s Lame Goals Management System

In the spirit of the book “Applied Empathy,” by Sub Rosa CEO Michael Ventura, this article helps CEOs and other leaders put themselves in the shoes of a regular employee striving to succeed despite an inadequate goals management system.

|23 Aug 2018

6 Ways to Make a Successful CEO Transition

The CEO transition is a tough one. New CEOs especially face a steep learning curve. There are many things I wish I had known going into my first CEO job.

|17 Jul 2018

4 Imperatives to Prep Your Team for a New Hire

New hire rejection: Don’t risk your team shunning a new employee because you did not prepare them ahead of time.

|13 Jun 2018

CEO Interview: Corey Thomas, Rapid7

Rapid7 CEO Corey Thomas
Corey Thomas’ impressive background includes stints at Parallels, Microsoft, AT&T, and Deloitte Consulting as well as degrees from Vanderbilt and Harvard.

|09 May 2018

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