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Episode 33: Keeping Expenses Down



One of the things on most CEOs’ minds right now is managing expenses when the business may be experiencing an unprecedented slowdown. Headcount is one place many organizations have had to pull back on, but what other items should CEOs be thinking about to control costs?

Episode 32: Public Communication in Times of Uncertainty



As the health and economic fallout of the pandemic continues, CEOs face a challenge in their role as the public face of the company. Today, Joel discusses tips for making public statements when the company’s situation going forward is unpredictable.

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Episode 31: Reopening the Economy



The logical question after an unprecedented, months-long economic shutdown is: “When and how to we reopen?” In this episode, Joel discusses the challenges we are likely to face in the months to come as business leaders deal with the second-, third-, and fourth-order effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company


Episode 30 : Sustaining the Culture Through Crisis



For many leaders, company culture feels especially fractured right now. Most employees aren’t at the office, everyone’s feeling uncertain, and the future is a haze. How can the CEO sustain a strong culture in such adverse conditions? We discuss just that in this week’s episode.

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Episode 29: When to Listen to the Experts



Most people are an expert in something. But when you’re a CEO, you can’t be the expert in everything—you must instead call on the experts in your organization to advise you. This week, Joel discusses how to evaluate experts and know what opinions should influence your decisions, especially the high-pressure ones you may be facing right now.

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Episode 28: Management vs. Leadership in High-Pressure Situations



Management and leadership are two tools at the CEO’s disposal—both essential, neither “better” than the other. The best CEOs know the difference and use both tools at the appropriate times. As we forge through the pandemic and its economic fallout, when should the CEO lead and when should the CEO manage? Joel offers his take in this week’s episode.

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company


Episode 27: Decision Making Under Pressure



Making decisions at the CEO level comes with a lot of pressure at any time, but especially so during a global crisis like the one we are currently living through. This week, we discuss how CEOs can handle uncertainty and emotion and make strong decisions under pressure—even if those decisions are difficult.

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Episode 26: Staying Sane In Times of Crisis



As the CEO, you’re always under a lot of pressure, but it’s especially intense when you’re going through a crucible. How can you make sure you’re taking care of yourself and your family when the business seems to be demanding your full attention every minute?

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company


Episode 25: Preparing Your Business for a Crisis



Many of us were caught off guard by the current crisis. We will inevitably recover—but what can CEOs do to future-proof the business from the next unexpected disruption? You can’t plan for every contingency—but you can be smart about your preparation.

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company


Episode 24: Managing Remote Employees



As offices in many cities and states are on lockdown due to the pandemic, some teams are experiencing fully remote work for the first time. This week, Joel discusses the nuances of working from home—and how CEOs and leaders should approach this challenge.

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company