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Category Archives: CEO role

Citrix CEO Leads Business Model Pivot (Part 1)

David Henshall became the President and CEO of Citrix in 2017, after working there since 2003 as CFO and then CFO/COO (He served as acting CEO in 2013-2014). He has more than 25 years of technology management experience.

|19 Mar 2019

Fake It Until You Make It? Not for CEOs

Recently I’ve heard a lot of people in the startup community discussing “fake it until you make it” for CEOs. I certainly understand how the concept started.

|20 Feb 2019

How to Approach the CEO’s First 100 Days

Friday, January 11 was my last day as CEO of Black Box, following its acquisition by AGC Networks Ltd. This was my first role as a public company CEO, and I plan to share my experiences with you all over the next few months.

|23 Jan 2019

Why CEOs Have a 24×7 Job

It’s common to hear about CEOs behaving badly during work hours. Yet their personal time is being scrutinized as well, especially in this era of social media.

|13 Nov 2018

4 Reasons to Resuscitate Your Org Chart

Years ago I toted around an 11×17 double-sided sheet of paper like it was my third arm – a source of endless mirth for my executives. Yet this org chart with 300+ names was a lifeline for me as CEO of a fast-growing software company.

|17 Oct 2018

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

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