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CEO Caring: Pathos in the 21st Century

I’ve been discussing how Aristotle’s Rhetoric has much to teach the CEOs of today. Specifically, his ethos, logos and pathos as modes of persuasion relate to the three traits I believe are the most powerful tools CEOs have to achieve …

|07 Jan 2013

Consistency Leads to Desired Culture

Ben Horowitz recently published a great blog post titled “Programming Your Culture,” where he discusses how a CEO can and should design for the culture he wants: “Designing a proper company culture will help you get your company to do …

|04 Jan 2013

CEO Eeyore Fail: Negativity Personified

“Nobody tells me. Nobody keeps me informed. I make it 17 days come Friday since anybody spoke to me.” Eeyore The House at Pooh Corner There’s a good reason no one wants to talk to Eeyore. I am creating a …

|02 Jan 2013

21st Century Employee Motivation (Video)

What’s the best way to motivate employees? Career analyst Dan Pink gave a fantastic presentation at the TEDGlobal 2009 conference titled “The Puzzle of Motivation,” where he discussed the science behind extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivators. His contention is that there …

|27 Dec 2012

Hiring for Cultural Fit vs. Competence

C2W9SN22RQ5N Earlier this week I continued my series about the three most important tools a CEO needs to succeed: credibility, competence, and caring. A good CEO cannot thrive on just one of these alone, and last week Brad Feld (author of a …

|20 Dec 2012