Episode 33: Keeping Expenses Down

One of the things on most CEOs’ minds right now is managing expenses when the business may be experiencing an unprecedented slowdown. Headcount is one place many organizations have had to pull back on, but what other items should CEOs be thinking about to control costs?  Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More

Episode 31: Reopening the Economy

The logical question after an unprecedented, months-long economic shutdown is: “When and how to we reopen?” In this episode, Joel discusses the challenges we are likely to face in the months to come as business leaders deal with the second-, third-, and fourth-order effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More

Episode 6: Texas’ energy industry after COVID

Chris Hosek is the former chief of staff to the Chair of the Railroad Commission of Texas, the regulatory body that oversees the state’s energy industry, including all levels of the oil and gas industry. He is now principal of Texas Star Alliance, specializing in direct lobbying and state agency relations. We speak to Chris […]Read More

Episode 29: When to Listen to the Experts

Most people are an expert in something. But when you’re a CEO, you can’t be the expert in everything—you must instead call on the experts in your organization to advise you. This week, Joel discusses how to evaluate experts and know what opinions should influence your decisions, especially the high-pressure ones you may be facing […]Read More

Episode 28: Management vs. Leadership in High-Pressure Situations

Management and leadership are two tools at the CEO’s disposal—both essential, neither “better” than the other. The best CEOs know the difference and use both tools at the appropriate times. As we forge through the pandemic and its economic fallout, when should the CEO lead and when should the CEO manage? Joel offers his take in this week’s […]Read More

Episode 29: When to Listen to the Experts

Most people are an expert in something. But when you’re a CEO, you can’t be the expert in everything—you must instead call on the experts in your organization to advise you. This week, Joel discusses how to evaluate experts and know what opinions should influence your decisions, especially the high-pressure ones you may be facing […]Read More

You Can Sell Your Business Without Selling Your Soul

For Sunny Vanderbeck, cofounder and managing partner of Satori Capital, selling a business is about a lot more than dollar signs. And he’s found that the vast majority of CEOs agree with him. When you decide to sell a business or take on a capital partner, price matters—but so do lots of other factors. Does […]Read More

Episode 4: Weathering the Storm with Craig Russell

Craig Russell is the executive director of Down Home Ranch, which has a mission to people connect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to social, educational, residential and vocational opportunities. We speak with Craig about leading a nonprofit through the challenge of coronavirus and its fallout. Listen Here Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More