Tag Archives: CEO

How to Be President of the U.S. (POTUS)

Commentators often claim that being President of the U.S. is totally different from being a CEO, because “you can’t just order everyone around.

|02 Dec 2015

Managing the Giant Flywheel of Business

John Allison, former CEO of BB&T, once told me that he thought CEOs should be evaluated not only on the performance of the company while they are CEO but also for several years after they leave. There is a momentum effect in every business.

|10 Nov 2015

Just Do It: What Great Athletes & CEOs Have in Common

Photo of Rafael Nadal courtesy of Flickr user Ian Gampon
I watched an incredible U.S. Open tennis match this past weekend, which I think provided a demonstrable lesson for CEOs.

|08 Sep 2015

Chasing Unicorns: The Beginning of the End

There is a constant theme in the business world: Some enterprising individual uncovers a new way to make money and makes a fortune.

|07 Jul 2015

12 Ways CEOs Build Learning into Their Daily Routines

Great CEOs are great learners, with a thirst for knowledge and ideas that they continually apply to their jobs. The challenge is finding time to learn and improve your skills. It can be done.

|27 May 2015

How to transition from founder to CEO

I firmly believe that a company founder can become a great CEO with the right knowledge and skills. This is the topic of my upcoming presentation at SXSW on Friday, March 13: http://schedule.sxsw.

|22 Jan 2015

Org Charts Essential to Good Decision Making

A clear, continuously updated org chart is a surprisingly effective tool for fostering great decision making.

|06 Jan 2015

What books do CEOs read?

What are the favorite books of CEOs such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Tony Hsieh, Elon Musk, Meg Whitman, and more? CEO.com recently compiled a list, shown in this infographic.

|19 Nov 2014

CEO Fail: The Cult Leader and Mr. Mayhem

Somewhere between the Cult Leader CEO who is too dogmatic in his or her beliefs and the Mr. Mayhem CEO who shifts direction with the wind lies the balance that leaders need to strike.

|06 Nov 2014

How to overcome a subpar goals management system

I wrote this article for Fast Company to give employees at all levels a process for linking their goals to the corporate business objectives and making themselves more valuable as a result.

|28 Oct 2014