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

CEO Reputation Matters (Infographic)

Check out this infographic by and DOMO about how much CEO reputation can impact customers and investors. I think this is an interesting follow up to my last post about how Aristotle’s Rhetoric has important lessons for CEO credibility. I’ll be discussing this topic more over the next few weeks.

CEO Reputation Matters

|11 Dec 2012

CEO Credibility: Ethos in the 21st Century

Aristotle’s Rhetoric from the 4th century B.C. has many lessons for CEOs today striving to do their best. In particular, his artistic proofs or means of persuasion – ethos, logos, and pathos – match up nicely with what I think …

|10 Dec 2012