Tag Archives: executive leadership

The #1 Team Killer? The CEO

In “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable,” Patrick Lencioni provides a model for building an effective and productive team.

|17 Jun 2014

Predicting the future is useless without the courage to act

One of my favorite sayings about the technology business is that it is very easy to predict the future….

|15 Apr 2014

10 Steps to a Nine Figure+ Exit

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of hosting the Austin Technology Council’s first CEO Forum of the year at The Driskill Hotel here in Austin.

|17 Jan 2013

Perpetually late CEOs fail to impress

Judging By This Angry Email, Marissa Mayer Hasn’t Yet Wowed ALL Yahoo Employees

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Every new CEO faces some resistance, and high profile ones like Marissa Mayer are especially susceptible to attention-ge

|15 Jan 2013

CEO Caring: Pathos in the 21st Century

Statue of Aristotle (1915), University of Freiburg (Photo credit: Flickr user maha-online)
I’ve been discussing how Aristotle’s Rhetoric has much to teach the CEOs of today.

|07 Jan 2013

The Importance of Business Partners

The struggles many companies are facing today reminded me of this story. Like most Americans I distinctly remember where I was on September 11, 2001.

|13 Dec 2012

CEO Cheerleader Fail: Drawbacks of the Eternal Optimist

How many ways can a CEO fail? Over the next several months I will count the ways. These failure modes involve the CEO acting in some manner that harms their ability to lead the organization.

|05 Dec 2012