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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

CEO Competence: Logos in the 21st Century

All humans are fallible. CEOs are humans. Therefore, all CEOs are fallible. Okay, I’m sure you didn’t need this syllogism to be convinced of the fallibility of CEOs. But Aristotle’s work in logic from the 4th century B.C. continues to have …

|18 Dec 2012

The Importance of Business Partners

The struggles many companies are facing today reminded me of this story. Like most Americans I distinctly remember where I was on September 11, 2001. My wife and I were attending an industry trade show for our company NetQoS, where …

|13 Dec 2012