Tag Archives: human resources

CEO Interview: Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus, Part 1

Shawn Jenkins runs Benefitfocus, a leading provider of cloud-based benefits management software. In this two-part interview, he spoke with me about his journey as a CEO.

|31 Jan 2017

CEO Interview with SkillSurvey’s Ray Bixler

I recently spoke with Ray Bixler, CEO of cloud-based reference checking technology firm SkillSurvey.

|16 Feb 2016

Are You Guilty of “Been There Done That” Hiring?

I understand the appeal of looking for job candidates who have done the job before, but a “been there done that” approach to hiring often leads to less than optimal results.

|13 May 2014

Rating employees has its merits

Microsoft has finally abandoned its ill-conceived performance review system that pitted employee against employee. It would be easy to conclude from this that rating employees is a bad idea. Nothing could be further from the truth.

|18 Nov 2013

When CEOs demonstrate cowardice under fire

I was a member of a CEO peer group years ago. The format of the monthly meetings involved reviewing your current business situation and discussing what actions each CEO should take.

|07 Nov 2013

10 measures to a high-performance culture: 8-10

So far in this series I’ve covered seven of the 10 measures that I found helped me build high-performing cultures in my companies by putting the SCARF model into practice:

Private offices for all employees
An open meeting policy
Having an anonymou

|20 Aug 2013

Six Hats of the CEO: Priest

Traditional mitra simlex (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The sixth and final hat in this series is one I am adding to Jim Schleckser’s work on The High Leverage Roles of a CEO: the Priest hat.

|07 May 2013

Introducing my new Forbes column

The American CEO

I have just become a Forbes contributor and my site is aptly named The American CEO, where I give “practical advice for current and aspiring CEOs” much like I do in this blog.

|18 Apr 2013

CEOs: Employee engagement matters

This infographic from CEO.com is a good depiction of why employee engagement matters. It is essential in driving a high-performance culture.

|08 Apr 2013

You snooze you lose when you fail to hire quickly

A recent article in Business Insider reported that Yahoo’s hiring process is taking so long that they are losing out on talented people (and aggravating their employee base). The culprit? CEO Marissa Mayer’s bureaucratic tendencies.

|26 Mar 2013