CEOs of early stage startups typically do not have the luxury of hiring a manager and are thus tasked with overseeing work product and daily operations themselves. So, how does one manage and lead at the same time?
If you tend to let yourself off the hook on certain things you know you need to do, you're in great company. Selective avoidance is a time-honored trait of the most successful people.
Last year I was working with the CEO of a pharmaceutical firm that specialized in allergy medicine. He'd just joined the company and was preparing for his first big town hall. As the new CEO, he recognized that people would want to know his plans. He prepared several slides about their position in the market, and their opportunities.
Every business leader should feel better after learning two things about Steve Jobs.
One of the most famous American photos was captured by reporter George Tames on February 10, 1961. The picture is of President John F. Kennedy, recently inaugurated, standing hunched over in the Oval Office. From behind, it looks as if he is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Recently Glassdoor released their highest rated CEOs list for 2015 which I wanted to share with you here.
Great product managers are like many other high achievers. They seem to get more done in a month than most do in a year. When you find one you do everything you can to keep them, and you would gladly trade 10 good PMs for one that was great.
This is a true story in every detail. I had a very strange dream the other night. But then, I often do. And they sometimes involve me in a Jack Bauer ...
In the age of Big Data, corporate America knows a lot about us--our buying habits, where we travel, even our mental health. But ask Corporate America a simple junior high-level question in long division related to CEO compensation and some of these companies freeze like awkward teens at the sock hop.
Some may find it strange that the CEO of a publicly traded company would speak with a man who served 26 years in federal prison. But Lew Cirne, founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Relic, took time out of a busy Friday to meet with me in his office.
It's a question I've been asking myself for years now and one I try to ask the CEOs, business owners and managers I come into contact with. (Notice I didn't say leaders I come in contact with. A title doesn't automatically confer leadership. Too often, it's a quality we take for granted, assuming that authority comes with a position.)
Machiavelli said, "It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." And for that statement, as well as other views, he is famous, or rather... infamous.
Few rich people are in their physical prime. Fortunately for them, golf is a test of feel and skill more than physical fitness, so one can still achieve a personal best in their 50s and 60s.
A number of research studies prove that male sponsors are key to women advancing into positions of leadership. I've been fortunate to have a sponsor for the last couple decades of my career. And I am not the only one.
Business cannot reach its full potential if we do not advocate to unleash the power of women and strive as male leaders to open doors for women to enter into positions of power.
This is part two of my interview with Next Century Publishing CEO, Ken Dunn. If you missed part one, check it out here. Ken has an incredible story that lead him to becoming the entrepreneur he is today. Here is his advice for the entrepreneur that's starting or growing a business.