Tag Archives: management

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

What books do CEOs read?

What are the favorite books of CEOs such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Tony Hsieh, Elon Musk, Meg Whitman, and more? CEO.com recently compiled a list, shown in this infographic.

|19 Nov 2014

How CEOs can keep up with regulation (VIDEO)

I’ve developed a set of 15 CEO skills that I believe are crucial to success, which I’ve been revealing on the Khorus blog. I’m up to #9: Regulation and Governance. CEOs face a constantly changing regulatory environment.

|12 Nov 2014