Monthly Archives: November 2019

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 value from the meeting.

 


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 your whole executive team.

 


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.

Episode 5: Work-Life Integration for the CEO



The CEO is one of those “always on” positions. How can the head of the organization de-stress and find time for reflection? Joel offers his ideas, and talks about how CEOs can integrate their work and personal lives.