This article was originally published under the title “How to Solicit Valuable Feedback From Your Board” on Entrepreneur.com on August…
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Here are my top 10 most viewed posts of 2014 concerning all things CEO – from hiring to managing the board to failing by having a best buddy and more.
I am often asked who I look up to as an example of a great Chief Executive Officer. As I write this today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. We all owe a debt of gratitude to all the individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice for the Allied cause. It just happens that my selection for best CEO of the 20th century would go to the leader of that effort and former President Dwight Eisenhower. While there are many worthy candidates, President Eisenhower performed exceptionally well in two of the toughest assignments anyone could possibly undertake.
I have been in far too many board meetings that sound like infomercials: The CEO presents each department in the best possible light and never mentions any problems. This is pointless if you actually want help from your board.
The relationship between the CEO and the board of directors is unique in the business world. The idea of reporting…
One of my favorite sayings about the technology business is that it is very easy to predict the future….the problem is getting the timing right!