Monthly Archives: July 2020

Episode 42: Are Personality Assessments Worthwhile?



Personality tests and assessments are popular in many corners of the business world. But are the insights they deliver really useful in a business context? Should CEOs care about their teams’ Myers-Briggs type or CliftonStrengths themes? Hear what Joel has to say about it this week on Ask a CEO.

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Episode 41: How to Recruit Exceptional Executives



As CEO, one of your many responsibilities is directly managing the executive team. This week, Joel discusses the finer points of hiring executives who will make a substantial difference in company performance and culture.

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Episode 40: Employee Value Proposition



Hiring is not just about the candidate selling themselves to the employer—the employer must also communicate why it offers an environment where talented candidates can thrive and grow. This week, Joel discusses the concept of the “employer value proposition” and why CEOs should understand its effect on bringing in top talent.

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Episode 39: Listening to Employees Who Raise Problems



Behind nearly every major business catastrophe—from Theranos to scandals involving Wells Fargo and Boeing—is a leader who wasn’t listening to their employees. How can CEOs encourage people to speak up, and how do you know when to react to the problems they raise?

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Episode 38: Delegating Decision Making



The CEO is called upon to make the most difficult and consequential decisions of anyone in the organization. But at the same time, the CEO cannot make every decision him or herself. This week, Joel discusses when a decision is the CEO’s to make and when it’s a better idea to delegate the decision to another person in the organization.

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