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

What teaching teaches CEOs

Lifehacker recently published an article that particularly resonated with me: Six Things I Learned from Teaching That I Still Use in Everyday Life. The lessons I learned teaching for four years at Naval Nuclear Power School continue to help me to this day. The number one lesson that author Melanie Pinola cites is especially applicable for CEOs: Don’t Assume Another Person Understands What You’ve Said (or Did Not Say).

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 […]

Evolving From Founder to Great CEO

Vote to see my session at SXSW 2015!

When can a founder be a good CEO? It’s an important question and the subject of my submission for next year’s South by Southwest conference. While not every founder is interested in becoming a full-time CEO, I believe anyone who is serious about it can learn the role with the right preparation and methodology.

Book Launch Party Sept. 11 at Capital Factory

Fellow Austinites and those who may be in the Austin area on September 11: You are cordially invited to attend my book launch party at Capital Factory! We’ll be celebrating the publication of my first book, “The CEO Tightrope.” This book has been years in the making and is my attempt – based on my […]

Don’t Outsource Your Knowledge

Originally posted on Mike Hawkins:
Experts who track the world’s body of knowledge claim that it took from 0 A.D. to 1500 A.D. for the world’s prior knowledge to double. Now, with advances in technology and the proliferation of content on the Internet, they claim that the world’s knowledge is doubling every year. They forecast…

The most important managerial skill

This is an excellent blog post by Bryan Goldberg, the founder of Bleacher Report. He says the most important managerial skill is “battle-picking,” or the skill of knowing when to let employees make decisions – even decisions that the manager believes to be incorrect – and when to jump in and dictate a solution. On […]