The Eyes of Texas Are Upon Us

An interview with Chris Del Conte, athletics director at the University of Texas By most accounts, Chris Del Conte has revitalized Longhorn athletics. Since his hire in December 2017 as vice president and athletics director at the University of Texas, he’s not only overseen a record-breaking $219 million in annual revenue—he’s also led the charge […]Read More

Episode 9: The Importance of Great Managers

It’s commonly said that employees don’t leave companies—they leave managers. If managers are that crucial to turnover (not to mention many other make-or-break factors of company performance), how should the CEO assess and improve them? Join us as we discuss strategies for improving overall management competency in the organization. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More

7 Quick Questions with Mark Cuban

We don’t need to introduce Mark Cuban, do we? Entrepreneur, investor, author, Texan, Dallas Mavericks owner, Shark Tank star—you know the drill. We threw seven quick questions to Cuban. Let’s see what he had to say. 1. You have the resources to locate anywhere in the world. What keeps you in Texas?The people. The energy. […]Read More

Startup Success: A Startup Fundraising Series

How Much Should We Raise? For most startups, the decision to raise money is made out of necessity. The entrepreneur needs more funding to continue pursuing their dream, whether the money will be used just to survive a while longer or truly shift a gear and move into the next stage of evolution. Other startups […]Read More

Episode 8: Ground Rules for the Executive Team Meeting

The weekly meeting of the executive leadership team is a fixture of the CEO’s week. A great meeting can unify everyone around shared priorities. But a bad one? You’ll just waste time and demoralize people. See how the CEO can avoid the common traps—like the dreaded data dump—and make sure everyone at the table gets […]Read More

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