Tag Archives: executive training

Team Building Core to CEO Success

We are doing a disservice to our future leaders: We grade them in school almost exclusively on their individual efforts, and then in the workplace we judge them almost exclusively on their ability to build and influence teams.

|12 Aug 2016

We Need Better Leaders: Own Your Professional Development

“You could go to class to go to be an NFL quarterback, you could have Peyton Manning or Tom Brady teach you lessons.

|29 Jun 2016

Leadership Development’s Most Underused Tool

What is one of the most underutilized tools in leadership development? Teaching, writes Ana Maria Sencovici of The River Group: “For leaders who are deliberately practicing their leadership skills, teaching is the surest way of internalizing and a

|09 Jun 2016

Teaching and Learning Kevin Spacey Style

Teaching is an honorable and worthwhile pursuit for any professional, including CEOs, and learning should be a life-long endeavor. Kevin Spacey embodies both in a recent interview in Harvard Business Review.

|29 Mar 2016

Austin CEO Seminar Begins April 1

The annual eight-week CEO Seminar I lead begins April 1. If you are a CEO with more than 25 employees, consider joining us. The time commitment is minimal – every Friday during lunch – but the payoff can be big.

|15 Mar 2016

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

The Top 15 Essential CEO Skills

What are the CEO skills needed for success on the job? Once CEOs understand the five responsibilities of the role and the six ways they should spend their time, I think there are 15 key skills they should cultivate.

|21 Apr 2015

Austin CEOs Have Class! (starting in April)

Calling all CEOs in the Austin area: I am ramping up for my annual CEO class sponsored by the Rice Alliance Austin Chapter, Austin Technology Incubator, and the Austin Technology Council.

|10 Mar 2015

What a Sociologist Taught Me about the MBA’s Limits

I’ve long criticized MBA programs for not preparing business students – and CEO candidates especially – for the real world.

|17 Feb 2015

Essential CEO Best Practices: Top Skills & Knowledge

What are the CEO best practices – the skills and knowledge – that chief executives need to succeed? Here is a list of the first 10 out of 15 that I think are crucial.

|10 Dec 2014