The future of your company is wrapped around the question why. Why does the company exist, what problem do you solve?
Focus is not what you do, but what you choose not to do. Startup CEO Kristo Ovaska learned the hard way to say “No”. He now declines long meetings, non-vital emails, external press requests, speaking engagements, and investor contacts that are not yet needed. This has brought about an entirely new level of productiveness.
Great companies are both effective and efficient. Being efficient means doing things in the right way but becoming effective takes strong prioritization.
Culture and values are a top responsibility for CEOs of both start-up companies and large corporations. A company with a strong and consistent culture requires less command-and-control management and empowers employees to take initiative, innovate, and serve customers well, says Fadi Ghandour.
Celebrate failure in order to reach success. One of the most successful gaming companies ever, Supercell has a culture of celebrating the learnings from a failure. This encourages experimentation and bold decisions, which leads to more innovation.
How does a professional CEO work with a strong founder? Tom Erickson of of the wildly successful open source company Acquia, commercializing the wildly popular Drupal open source platform shares his advice.
“The mistake that young CEOs make is they feel like they need to grow up,” says Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s largest open source software company. Read on for his best management advice on the three levels of leadership.
When you are a young shy startup CEO, how do you face your fears of being in front of people? Here is how Indu Navar did it. She wrote herself a script, memorized it and became confident in telling her story.
The ten steps to becoming a successful female CEO: Follow your dream and concentrate on the opportunities. Learn a new level of assertiveness, clarity and focus and be the woman you are.
A CEO must have the courage face the brutal reality of the company, so that problems and difficulties can be overcome. Great CEOs seek honest feedback from both employees and customers. Here is why.
Marten Mickos and Menno Beker discuss the million dollar question, What is a good team? To find the answer, a CEO or founder must first admit their own weaknesses. Only after that can you hire the right people.
Set clear, specific, ambitious and achievable goals. Measure and follow up regularly. Give credit and act with resolve. Zack Urlocker and Marten Mickos discuss performance management: a key function of a successful company.
Introducing our first Boatside Chat with Zack Urlocker. Here is how you hire, when building a world class company. You need skill diversity, proven success and persistence. Take your time and hire attitude!