Graphic: Employee evolution past vs. future

Jacob Morgan, Principal & Co-Founder of Chess Media Group, recently published this graphic in a Forbes article about his new book titled “The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.” The image is an excellent snapshot of how much flexibility and opportunity employees have today vs. just a few short years ago. The book promises to be a good guide for CEOs and all types of leaders, who need to understand how work is evolving and what today’s employees expect in a job.

For a summary of his book, read the full Forbes piece at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobmorgan/2014/09/02/the-evolution-of-the-employee/

Image courtesy of Chess Media Group Image courtesy of Chess Media Group

CEOs and salaries

The truth about salaries

Jeff Haden wrote a great piece recently on the “7 Things Employees Wish They Could Tell Their Boss About Salaries.” These include items such as “We don’t care about pay scales,” “We will sometimes let you take advantage,” and “Reasonable pay is okay.” I like to think I have learned these things and more during […]

The Six Recurring Hats or Roles CEOs Need to Assume

CEO roles

Last year I wrote a series of articles about the six hats CEOs may need to don at any one time in service to their organizations. I recently summarized the six roles for Entrepreneur in an article, which is republished in its entirety here.

Are You Guilty of “Been There Done That” Hiring?

I understand the appeal of looking for job candidates who have done the job before, but a “been there done that” approach to hiring often leads to less than optimal results.

CEO Fail: The Attila the Hun CEO

This next entry in my CEO failure modes series may make for compelling drama in the entertainment industry, but in the real world any CEO who exhibits dictatorial behavior is prone to mediocrity and failure.

Why “I don’t know” is a viable – even desirable – answer for CEOs

Two articles I read this week did an excellent job of communicating why CEO’s who admit they don’t know everything are often better performers, and CEOs who are know-it-alls damage their organizations.

CEO Class Starts April 4

Starting April 4, I am teaching my CEO class again in conjunction with the Rice Alliance Austin Chapter and the Austin Technology Council. The class is designed for CEOs with more than 20 employees who are seeking ways to grow via the right tools, people and processes.

Five management lessons from Ben Horowitz

Excellent article based on the new book by Ben Horowitz. Here are two related interviews with him: A Q&A With Ben Horowitz On His New Book, “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” (TechCrunch) The consigliere of Silicon Valley (Washington Post)