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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. Together with input from two experienced CEOs – Seth Birnbaum, …

|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. What I call “first positioning” is just as important as first impressions in hiring, but too many CEOs and managers …

|13 Jun 2018

CEO Interview: Corey Thomas, Rapid7

Corey Thomas’ impressive background includes stints at Parallels, Microsoft, AT&T, and Deloitte Consulting as well as degrees from Vanderbilt and Harvard. This experience led him to become CEO of Rapid7 in 2012 and take it public in 2015, with stellar …

|09 May 2018

Why Good Management Requires Some Bureaucracy

Management requires policies, procedures, and bureaucracy if entrepreneurs want to grow their companies A Rocket Mortgage/Quicken Loans Super Bowl commercial featured actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key translating jargon and slang for people. In one snippet, he tells a woman perusing …

|26 Apr 2018

Numbers Don’t Drive Businesses, People Do

Business is a numbers game: That’s what I would have told you when I started my first business over 25 years ago. As a degreed engineer whose father was a college professor, I was exposed to many mathematical concepts and …

|21 Mar 2018