Is 13 Tools Enough? Maximizing a CEO’s Time

A recent article in Medium.com reveals the 13 tools Buffer CEO Joel Gascoigne uses in his daily role, with Evernote as his core tool. The proliferation of tools and apps in recent years leaves many of us wondering which ones to use. The CEO is the only one in the company who can spend time any way he wants, and this is both an opportunity and a curse.

200 CEOs: We’re Flying Blind

My company Khorus just conducted a survey of 200 CEOs with 50+ employees about their main challenges, and the results are enlightening: More than 70 percent of those surveyed have previous experience as a CEO but still struggle to align employees to the corporate goals as well as capture and forecast company performance. The reasons? About half of CEOs blame one or […]

How CEOs Should Bridge Strategy and Tactics

How CEOs Should Bridge Strategy and Tactics

Fast Company recently interviewed Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson about his efforts to educate employees on being more productive: “On Having a System – Any System.” Much of what he discusses focuses on organizational skills: How employees should manage their time, be more task-oriented, keep up with contacts, etc. He has even taught a class on […]

How CEOs can get all employees on the same page

I recently wrote an article for The CEO Magazine called “Engineering an Aligned Organization,” where I actually do the math about how complex it is to try to manually align an organization with a few as 50 people. It is the CEO’s responsibility to ensure that every employee understands the company’s vision/goals and how those relate to their day-to-day […]

“I love Khorus, yes I do.”

Originally posted on EXPAND & DISRUPT:
Joel Trammell is a man of many talents. For one, he’s a serial entrepreneur with twenty plus years of successful experience; launching a handful of tech companies like CachelQ, NetQoS, and Lone Rock Technology Group – to name a few. For another, he’s a wildly influential Austinite – offering invaluable…

CEO business strategy advice falls short on the “how”

Business literature is full of advice for CEOs and leaders on what to do, but sometimes falls short on the how. Case in point is this article published by SmartBlog on Leadership titled “What’s the plan?

Software startup’s aim is to teach CEOs how to be CEOs

Austin American-Statesman article about Khorus

Thanks to Lori Hawkins of the Austin American-Statesman for writing this article about Khorus and our business management system for CEOs. Thanks also to our customer Scott Tynes, CEO of Consero Global, for interviewing with Lori for the piece and outlining his reasons for choosing Khorus. He sees it not just as a management system for himself as CEO, but also as a tool for fostering teamwork among his distributed employee base of 250. Check it out!

CEOs need a system

We officially launched my new company Khorus today. The software product is a business management system for CEOs to answer the one question that concerns every chief executive: “How likely is my company to meet its corporate goals?”