These 5 Goal-Setting Mistakes Could Be Harming Your Business

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
October 13, 2017

Whether Fortune 500 CEO or founder of a tiny startup, capable leaders use goal setting to focus their teams on the outcomes that are most important.

But goal setting is a complex responsibility, with a host of neurological effects that must be taken into consideration. Here are five very common goal-setting mistakes that I've seen leaders encounter as they create and pursue objectives with their teams.

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Listen to "The CEO Tightrope"—Free

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
October 6, 2017

I wrote The CEO Tightrope because I couldn't find a book on the market that served as a definitive guide to the chief-executive role.

I'm happy to say that you can now listen to all twelve chapters of the audiobook version of The CEO Tightrope on iTunes. Our mission at Khorus is to make our customers the best-run organizations on earth, and I believe that a big part of that equation is an effective CEO.

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Don't Confine Strategic Planning to the C-Suite

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
September 29, 2017

This post originally appeared as a Quora answer.


The CEO will always retain final responsibility for leading the strategic planning process. But increasingly, knowledge workers throughout the organization must be aware of their company’s strategic plan if you expect them to make good decisions.

That includes everyone, including the frontline.

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How to Develop Your Company's Mission, Vision, and Values Statements

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
September 22, 2017

Here's our quick guide, with examples and a worksheet.


Ask yourself these three questions—and be honest:

  1. Does your company have its mission, vision, and values written down?
  2. Are you 100 percent happy with them?
  3. Would you bet on most employees knowing what they are?
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How the Best CEOs Are Like Great Head Coaches

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
September 15, 2017

I'm always excited by the start of football season. Every coach starts the season believing, or at least hoping, that this is their year.

That is one similarity among many between the role of head coach of a football team and the role of CEO. Both are totally responsible for the performance of the group. When you study the most successful football coaches, you consistently notice their incredible work ethic and attention to detail. They spend hours studying the competition and devising plays to give their players the advantage—the same things effective CEOs do.

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