You are the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of your life. You are 100% responsible for your life; its happiness; its wealth and health. You choose the Executive Officers, also known as the people who will support and help you the best way they can throughout your life.
If you run your own small business there's one thing you can't get away from: you need to make decisions. An inability to make a decision can lead to business deadlock. It's all too common to get wrapped up in the details.
Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and sustainable.
Martine and I discuss transistioning, being grateful for our lives when so many others are no longer here, and being authentic to yourself and your soul. Martine expresses a gratitude of life when so many transgenders have fallen along the way.
It turns out that most people, regardless of nationality or set of beliefs, share similar sentiments about how much CEOs should be paid -- and, for the most part, these estimates are markedly lower than the amounts company leaders actually earn.
One in four U.S. employees are low-wage workers. That is 20 percent higher than in the United Kingdom, and the highest percentage among industrialized nations. So how'd that all anti-union stuff work out?
Professional and material rewards blind society to those who need help. We equate a great resume and large bank account with happiness. Casual observers don't register anything wrong; sufferers are too conflicted about the emptiness they feel.
This past week, Max Schireson stepped down as CEO of MongoDB, a successful and growing software company, in order to be a more involved father. He used this opportunity to give a voice to the work-family struggles of today's fathers. Why his work-family role modeling is important.
"I just got a call from the day care center, and my two-year-old is sick. I have to go. Would...?" The raised eyebrow of one CEO said it all. They had worked hard to carve 60 minutes out of their schedules to begin discussions on a merger. Now this.
If you are thinking of starting a company, there is one decision that you need to make right up front. Are you trying to create a product or service for one market or are you going to attempt to create a two-sided marketplace?
I came out 21 years ago. In my line of work as an actor and comedian, it has been one of the single best choices I have made for both my career and life. But I got to make that choice for myself. This brings us to Simon Hobbs.
A lot of CEOs in health care worry constantly about changing reimbursement models or the impact of new health care laws. While there's no disputing that these have a great potential to influence the way we provide care, it's not what occupies my thoughts.