Tag Archives: Inc. CEO Project

In Praise of the Lazy CEO

A few years ago I wrote an article for Texas CEO Magazine extolling the virtues of “The Lazy CEO.

|11 Apr 2016

SXSW 2016 Needs Sessions for CEOs/Entrepreneurs

Jim Schleckser of the Inc. CEO Project and I have proposed a SXSW 2016 session on “How Should CEOs Really Spend Their Time?” Voting ends September 4.

|02 Sep 2015

Why and How CEOs Should Create a Not-Do List

Jim Schleckser gives CEOs three ways to reduce their to-do lists, freeing up more time to spend on business strategy.

|01 Jul 2014

CEO Fail: The Super VP CEO

In my first CEO role I intentionally sought out another CEO in Austin as a peer, because his company was in the same general industry as mine. We would often run into each other at events around town or at industry trade shows.

|22 Aug 2013

Six Hats of the CEO: The Highest Value Roles

To be great the modern CEO must have tremendous influence over their organizations while in some sense seeming to do very little. How CEOs should spend their time has been the focus of my series on the Six Hats of the CEO.

|14 May 2013

Six Hats of the CEO: Priest

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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

Six hats of the CEO: Learner

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The French author Francois de la Rochefoucauld observed “the only thing constant in life is change.” Great CEOs understand this and are constantly trying to improve and expand their knowledge.

|30 Apr 2013

Six hats of the CEO: Engineer

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The engineer hat – the fourth in my series about the six roles of the CEO – is about “the methodology you use to deliver value to clients.

|23 Apr 2013

Six Hats of the CEO: Architect

The architect is the third hat in my series on the six roles of the CEO. Jim Schleckser, CEO and managing partner of the Inc.

|16 Apr 2013

Six Hats of the CEO: Player

In my search for experienced CEOs to learn from I joined a CEO peer group called the Inc. CEO Project. This group led by Jim Schleckser was particularly valuable in my thinking about how CEOs should spend their time.

|02 Apr 2013