Episode 7: Managing Executives

When you become CEO, it’s easy to forget that you’re now the direct manager of your executives and department heads. How do you manage a VP of marketing when you have no experience in marketing? Or a CFO when you have little experience in finance? Joel offers some strategies for being a good boss to […]Read More

Episode 6: Making Cuts to the Workforce

Talk about a hard topic. This week we discuss what to do when you need to let employees go, whether it’s a small workforce reduction or a large-scale layoff. The organization’s values come through when making these toughest of decisions, and the CEO must own the process and decisions.Read More

Episode 2: Finding and Keeping Talent

We all know the cliché “People are our most important asset.” But how can CEOs follow through on this truth? How do you find superstar employees, attract them to the company, and retain them? We talk about some unique tactics for CEOs to create companies where talent can thrive.Read More

Episode 1 : Taking a company public

In this episode we talk about what is it like to transition from a private-company CEO to public-company CEO? Join us in exploring three of the biggest shifts. We also talk about the recent push to expand public companies’ responsibility to groups beyond shareholders.Read More

Becoming A Smart City Requires Smart Leadership

INTENTIONAL INVESTMENT IN STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP ARE CRITICAL By J. Lee Whittington, Ph.D. and K. Matthew Gilley, Ph.D. At the dawn of the internet age, Michael Porter, the renowned business strategist at Harvard Business School, warned that the Internet was not a strategy, but merely a tool for enhancing organizational effectiveness. We see a parallel […]Read More

Leadership in Response to Tragedy

CARING FOR EMPLOYEES AFTER THE LOSS OF A COWORKER By Scott J. Terres, MA, LPC-S, PhD Aside from knowing the business inside and out, staying up to date on industry trends and managing the client and shareholder relationships that enable the business to thrive, CEOs have one more critical responsibility: nurturing internal relationships. This task […]Read More