Tag Archives: management

Conformity Kills: Hire Outliers to Create Strong Cultures

Strong cultures are built upon diversity of thought and perspective. Cultivating a shared focus on talent and performance above all else gives CEOs a competitive advantage.

|22 Sep 2020

Minimizing Uncertainty by Dr. Tasha Eurich

This is a great story by organizational psychologist Dr. Tasha Eurich about workplace situations that trigger our reward/threat response (sometimes with funny results!).

|16 May 2019

Why Good Management Requires Some Bureaucracy

Management requires policies, procedures, and bureaucracy if entrepreneurs want to grow their companies
A Rocket Mortgage/Quicken Loans Super Bowl commercial featured actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key translating jargon and slang for people.

|26 Apr 2018

CEO Leadership: Break Down Bureaucratic Barriers

Every CEO should make it easy for employees to raise a red flag about issues and opportunities
True story: The Austin office of a large tech company once had six levels of management between its site president and the global CEO, who was based in ano

|18 Oct 2017

Why Leadership Isn’t Better Than Management

I came across an article the other day that makes a common but misguided argument.

|30 May 2017

Teach Your Team to Be Frugal Not Cheap

Frugal Photo Credit: investmentzen via Compfight
I was sitting in a board meeting recently and heard a phrase that always makes my skin crawl: Someone said they had instituted a “hiring freeze” in their area of the business.

|25 Aug 2016

Under Armour CEO on Decision-Making

Kevin Plank, Under Armour CEO, interviewed by WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner during the event; Photo credit: Austin Technology Council
I attended the Austin Technology Council CEO Summit last week and heard Kevin Plank, the founder and CEO of Under Ar

|03 Jun 2015

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

Top 10 Most Popular CEO Posts of 2014

Here are my top 10 most viewed posts of 2014 concerning all things CEO – from hiring to managing the board to failing by having a best buddy and more.

|18 Dec 2014

Metrics Can Improve Performance – Even in Government!

How did former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels turn a $600 million budget deficit into a multibillion-dollar budget surplus, cut property taxes, and improve services across the state? It was all about goals, metrics and accountability.

|02 Dec 2014