Monthly Archives: November 2020

Episode 59: Am I Doing a Good Job as CEO?



How does a CEO tell if they’re performing well in their role? It’s not an easy question, given how complex the job is. This week, Joel offers three signs that typically show up when a CEO is doing an effective job of managing and leading the organization.

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Episode 58: The Resistance to Giving Feedback



When it comes time to give critical or corrective feedback to an employee, most managers—including CEOs—shy away from having a fully honest conversation. This week, Joel discusses the importance of giving good feedback to the people who work for you, even when it’s uncomfortable.

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company


Episode 57: The Struggle All CEOs Share



In any business, there are all kinds of unique challenges the CEO is called upon to handle. But at the emotional level, the struggles of the CEO are common and predictable across companies of all sizes, industries, and geographies. This week, Joel walks through some of those challenges and what they mean for the CEO.

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Episode 56: When Being Busy Is a Form of Laziness



CEOs are some of the busiest people around. And we live in a culture that celebrates people who are overbooked and constantly occupied. But busy-busy-busy isn’t the best mode for leaders to operate in. Joel discusses why that is—and what to do instead.

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