Category Archives: Podcasts

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.

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company


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 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


Episode 23: Leading Through Crisis



As we all know, the world is going through an uncertain and chaotic time—and nearly every CEO is coping with the impact on their business, including its employees, customers, and shareholders. In this episode, Joel Trammell discusses the strategies he’s developed for leading an organization through crisis.

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company


Episode 19: Keeping an Eye on the Competition



How should CEOs think about their company’s rivals in the market? Joel explores the best way to monitor, interact with, and think about competitors—and why it’s usually a good idea to work with them rather than against them.

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company

 


Episode 12: Core Values: What Makes You Unique?



Every organization has implicit values, whether they’re posted on the walls of the office or not. But too often, the stated values are vague aspirations that apply to every organization. Learn how to pinpoint your organization’s values and express them in a way that reflect your unique strategy.

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company


Episode 11: Leadership vs. Management



Business thinkers often draw a distinction between the tasks of managing and leading. Joel explains why we often devalue one at the expense of the other and makes a case that the effective CEO must understand and master both.

Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company