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How Are You Leading Through Crisis? Texas CEOs Share Their

As we forge through uncertainty, it’s helpful to know that you’re not alone. We asked your fellow Texas CEOs to share their thoughts on how they have led and managed the business through the pandemic and its fallout. Katy Messersmith, CEO, Katydid Wholesale — Dallas, Texas We are using this time to focus on alternative […]Read More

CEOs: Maintain Cyber Resilience While Dealing with COVID-19

What is the relationship between the coronavirus outbreak and cybersecurity?   Answer: They both require conscious CEO leadership—and attending to one must not subtract from a focus on the other.   Attempting to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus diffusion by practicing “social distancing” has caused enormous business upheaval. Massively more people working from home combined with disrupting […]Read More

How CEOs Can Navigate the Pros and Cons of Remote

With so many companies asking employees to work remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s up to CEOs to help employees ease the transition from working in the office to working from home. For some people, the adjustment is seamless—they’ve been enjoying their home-cooked lunches and the ability to start a load of laundry between […]Read More

3 Things Brands Should Keep Top of Mind in Times

In the last few weeks, COVID-19 has become the center of almost every conversation around the world. If you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or CEO, you are most likely still trying to determine the right strategy for your company’s brand. Do you talk about coronavirus? How much should you update your customers on precautionary […]Read More

Banking in the Age of COVID-19

The events of the last few weeks have been shocking—both from a societal viewpoint and the impact on individuals, governments, and businesses worldwide. After being a lender through the Texas real estate crash of 1986–1990, the tech bubble bursting and 9/11, and the 2008 financial crisis, I see elements of all of those events unfolding […]Read More

So What Do We Do Now?

Dear CEOs: I have had the experience of working through four recessionary cycles throughout my career to date. Beyond proving that I earned these gray hairs, it’s given me perspective on our current situation. So if you’re a CEO, an investor, or an exec, please allow me to pass along some pearls of wisdom.  First and foremost, these […]Read More

A Letter from the Owner

During times of economic uncertainty, the CEO’s burden of command becomes heavier than ever. As always, we are asked to make the tough decisions and meet the needs of employees, customers, and shareholders—only now we are doing it with fewer resources, in a climate of fear, and under a harsh spotlight.  This special issue of […]Read More

In Times of Crisis, Focus on Your Span of Control

Leadership requires fearlessness, and that’s never truer than in a crisis. When problems and setbacks occur, everyone looks at you, the leader, to see how you are going to react. As the leader, you have to steer the ship and prevent yourself—and others—from panicking. Panic-stricken people do not make good decisions, nor do they inspire […]Read More

Leading Through Crisis

It was December 7, 1941, when a young army recruit walked out of a movie theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and turned on a portable radio to hear that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor. That young army recruit was my father, and the army quickly rushed him off to Panama to defend the Panama Canal. […]Read More