Narrowing it down to a select few is no easy task. However, regardless of the number, I do have a library of required reading for CEOs. Here are my top seven must read books for CEOs.
I don't have a multi-million dollar company (yet), but I'm one of those CEOs who function on 3-5 hours of sleep. No, there aren't any drugs involved, nor is there poor management (as far as I know). It's a variety of things.
Apple has an impressively large and well-organized segment of out employees -- most of the major tech companies do, in fact -- and I bet they are all walking a bit taller and prouder today. We have a long way to achieve that level playing field, but that "sunlit path toward justice" Tim refers to just got much, much brighter.
Whether you lead a team of two or 2,000, it's likely you've noticed the value of hiring and retaining capable, self-motivated people. Yet it's all too common--and completely avoidable--that you inadvertently do little things that may de-motivate your "go to" people in big ways. Here are ten life-tested watch list items to make sure that as a leader, you're not making your best people care less.
But the truth is, there's a huge roadblock that paralyzes our growth in its tracks. No, I'm not talking about being denied a loan from a bank, not getting a contract or even receiving a bad review on Yelp. Rather, small business owners are plagued with fears the size of a mustard seed, which grow, paralyze and harm their business growth.
Hasn't social media rewritten the rules of leadership? It's arguably lowered barriers to communication, connected us near-real time, revolutionized hiring and altered the company-to-customer relationship.
To be truly great at running your organization, you are always "on." You are always in the spotlight with your employees, customers, investors and anyone else with whom you come into contact.
As a CEO, you cast a commanding shadow that can shape your entire organization, and creating a culture of health is a public declaration of your commitment to your organization's future.
The Internet is replete with apologias for the rich. They are thinly sourced and even less well-thought. The goal is simple: to justify the unjustifiable chasm between the rich and poor, globally and within our nation. But the irony is that, rather than being better than the rest of us, in many ways the rich are worse.
Bill Clinton predicted corporations would soon care less about maximizing profits and more about employees and society. Sadly, there is little to suggest that big corporations and investors have gotten the former president's message, or that executives share his fantasy. Current trends suggest the reverse.
Keep your own (and your team's) focus as clear as a bell: Choose, transmit and filter your way to achieve results, and your team will be more likely than not to stay on track and execute effectively.
Women may be leaning in, or at least talking a lot about what that means as business leaders, but they are not doing the greatest job getting their voices heard. Instead, men are still perceived to be narrating business.
Very rarely are they in one place for an extended period of time. With that type of travel schedule, you learn the leanest way to pack and still have everything you need with you.
The cost of health insurance in the U.S. is clearly a concern for employers. In 2010, American employers spent a total of $560.9 billion for group health insurance, an increase of approximately 67 percent over the past 10 years.
Just as every company has a profit and revenue goal, every company should have gender and cultural diversity goals. Like any goal, these should stretch the organization, and they should be realistic.
Assessing and managing talent is difficult. If it were easy there would be fewer managers, classes on management, and self-help books! Why is it so hard?