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CEO trust is in the toilet

CEO trust

… ultimately, though, how surprising is this and how much does it matter? Continue Reading

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Do leadership competencies have to include “being an asshole?”

Leadership competencies

The Myth of Steve Jobs. Continue Reading

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Will CEO responsibilities ever really shift?

CEO responsibilities

If VUCA is real and disruption is near, then shouldn’t CEOs be viewed differently — and/or chasing new targets? Yes. But this isn’t happening as much as it should. Continue Reading

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The C-Suite won’t read your white paper, no

C-Suite won't read your white paper

One of the bigger things that makes me gag on my latest Chipotle burrito is when I go chase some freelance clients and someone tells me their website and associated content has a ‘C-Suite audience’ or ‘appeals to the C-Suite’ or… Continue Reading

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On the hiring vs. efficiency schism

CEOs want growth but also efficiency

What I am about to write is by no means scientific. I don’t have a lot of facts to back it up or anything. It’s mostly anecdotal from a series of places I’ve worked. Apologies in advance that this isn’t… Continue Reading

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Senior business leaders mostly fear incompetence. Cue the trickle-down.

CEOs facing fear

Cool story here on “what CEOs are afraid of,” based on data from 116 CEOs and other executives (including 27 in-depth interviews afterwards). 116 isn’t a lot of people by any means — there are over 2 million CEOs/top executives in… Continue Reading

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How old and experienced is an average CEO?

In the fall of 2012, I had a semi-interesting conversation with a kid I was going to graduate school with. At the time, I think I was 31; the other person in question was 24. We were both males. The… Continue Reading

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Executive coaching could be a pretty lucrative way to go, career-wise (and that kinda makes no sense)

Base-level executive coaches are making $500/hour, while some of the best can earn $3,500/hour. For contrast sake, “big law” can charge about $1,000/hour. There are a lot of things that go into a doctor’s pay, but an elite heart surgeon, for example,… Continue Reading