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Category Archives: CEO role

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.

|17 Jul 2018

CEO Interview: Corey Thomas, Rapid7

Rapid7 CEO Corey Thomas
Corey Thomas’ impressive background includes stints at Parallels, Microsoft, AT&T, and Deloitte Consulting as well as degrees from Vanderbilt and Harvard.

|09 May 2018

Why Good Management Requires Some Bureaucracy

Management requires policies, procedures, and bureaucracy if entrepreneurs want to grow their companies
A Rocket Mortgage/Quicken Loans Super Bowl commercial featured actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key translating jargon and slang for people.

|26 Apr 2018

CEO Genome Project: What Constitutes a High-Performing CEO Part 2

In this second part of my interview with ghSMART principals Kim Powell and Dina Wang, we discuss common mistakes CEOs make and why boards often hire the wrong candidate.

|06 Feb 2018

CEO Genome Project: What Constitutes a High-Performing CEO Part 1

There is such a dearth of research about CEOs that I was excited to find out about ghSMART’s CEO Genome project. They have analyzed a decade’s worth of data from interviews and assessments of more than 2,000 CEOs and 17,000 C-suite executives.

|30 Jan 2018

Being a Second CEO

Les Trachtman specializes in what he calls being a “second CEO,” replacing founders to help grow and scale companies. In fact, he’s done it six times.

|28 Nov 2017

CEO Interview: Dave O’Flanagan, Boxever

Dave O’Flanagan is CEO and Co-founder of Dublin-based Boxever.

|04 Oct 2017

Product Manager: A CEOs Best Training Ground

Product manager – It’s the one individual role that best prepares people to be a CEO. It’s a great training ground for chief executives and arguably the single most important individual contributor position in the company.

|20 Sep 2017

CEO Interview: Phil Friedman, CGS

Phil Friedman is the president and CEO of Computer Generated Solutions (CGS), which enables global enterprises, regional companies, and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through business applications, enterprise learning, and out

|15 Aug 2017

CEO Interview: Seth Birnbaum, EverQuote

Seth Birnbaum is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of EverQuote, the largest online auto insurance marketplace in the U.S. He provided some good advice about transitioning from engineering to the CEO role.

|26 Jul 2017

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