10 Simple Rules for Recruiting Top Talent

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
December 15, 2017

Legendary Texas football coach Spike Dykes once told me that a coach's success is 75 percent the players and 25 percent coaching. He said, "You give me the best players and an average coach and we will beat the best coach with average players every time."

CEOs should take this approach and own recruiting instead of abdicating it solely to HR. One of the five critical CEO responsibilities is to provide the proper resources, and people are the most important. Here are ten rules for building an outstanding recruiting function that attracts the best candidates.

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Setting Business Goals for 2018 [Webinar]

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
December 5, 2017

Have you set your business’s goals for 2018?

Good goal-setting practices are like good hygiene: they keep your company healthy and performing at its peak. And they are among the operational essentials that the highest-performaning companies have mastered.

Join us on Wednesday, December 13, at 2:00 p.m. CT as we explore how to create a goal-setting discipline that is simple, powerful, and energizing to the whole team.

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Prepare for 2018 with These 4 CEO Exercises

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
December 1, 2017

This post condenses parts of our 2018 CEO Planning Guide. Grab the full version here!

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning," Winston Churchill once said. That's a great mantra for CEOs, particularly this time of year. How nice would it be to spend the holidays reassured that you've got a playbook in place for 2018?

Here are four high-priorities areas to think through.

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3 Rules for Becoming an Operationally Excellent Leader

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
November 16, 2017

Imagine you have a brilliant friend. He's always full of great ideas. Unfortunately, this friend rarely brushes his teeth, never flosses, and showers only occasionally. So when he tries to implement his ideas, he struggles: Who would ever listen to someone so disheveled and gross? Your friend's lack of hygiene has rendered him an ineffective person.

There is a similar dynamic at play in organizations that put all their effort into strategy without first establishing basic operational hygiene.

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Incentive Programs (Still) Don’t Work

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
November 9, 2017

As we approach 2018, here’s a question worth considering: Why do so many organizations still employ management practices that have been discredited for decades?

If you ask me, one of the worst examples is the continued popularity of incentive programs, which attempt to prod employees into higher performance with bonuses, raises, and other material rewards. As Alfie Kohn writes in Harvard Business Review, “a growing collection of evidence supports an opposing view [that incentives do not drive performance]. According to numerous studies in laboratories, workplaces, classrooms, and other settings, rewards typically undermine the very processes they are intended to enhance.”

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