We Call Khorus "Salesforce for CEOs"—but What Does That Mean?

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
December 17, 2015

Since we launched Khorus last year, I’ve often described our software as “Salesforce for CEOs.” Some leaders I talk to get it right away, but there are plenty of others who don’t—and I understand why.

  • If you haven’t used Salesforce (and especially if you weren’t around before CRMs became really popular), the comparison doesn’t really make sense.
  • Salesforce may bring to mind data-filled dashboards and a long implementation, but Khorus is much simpler—focusing on a few key insights rather than the collection of raw data. 
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5 Tips for Giving a Great Employee Appraisal

Kara Kalasky

Posted by Kara Kalasky
December 11, 2015

“Preparing and delivering a performance assessment is one of the hardest tasks you’ll have to perform as a manager,” writes former Intel CEO Andy Grove in High-Output Management. It’s true that giving employees documented feedback on their performance is difficult and often uncomfortable—but it’s also really important to do it well.

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Two Types of Company Goals to Set Each Quarter

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
December 4, 2015

Get your goal mix right to help the team achieve more.


It’s usually easy for leaders to identify new initiatives for a given quarter. Whether it’s launching a product or meeting an aggressive sales goal, these are the objectives that get all the attention in the organization. They’re fresh and urgent, and people are excited to work on them. I call them initiative goals. (More on the other type—sustaining goals—in a moment.)

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