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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 …

|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. His firsthand experience with online startups, combined with his work buying and selling online companies, makes him an expert in high-growth internet …

|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. Let’s …

|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. 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