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.
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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.
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.
There is a constant theme in the business world: Some enterprising individual uncovers a new way to make money and makes a fortune.
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.
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.
A clear, continuously updated org chart is a surprisingly effective tool for fostering great decision making.
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.
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.
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.