QUIZ: How Aligned Is Your Organization?

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
March 30, 2016

"Alignment takes the grind out of the game of business," wrote legendary CEO Jack Welch. "It means everyone, no matter what level they are or position they hold, is on the same page about where the organization is strategically headed, and the behaviors that are required from each person to get it there."

Does your company operate as an aligned, cohesive whole—or is it more like a boatful of out-of-sync rowers?

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The 4 Villains of Decision-Making

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
March 25, 2016

Decisions are the fuel on which every organization runs. Even though we’re moving away from the old concept of leaders as “deciders” and employees as “doers,” the CEO still holds the key responsibility of making decisions that affect the entire group. This is one of his or her five responsibilities as chief executive.

Unfortunately, CEOs—like all humans—aren’t usually very good at making decisions.

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4 Simple Steps to Unify Your Team

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
March 17, 2016

Are your good intentions paving a road straight to business hell?

As a leader, you may be doing everything you can to engage and empower your employees: giving them the latest technology apps, exploring flatter company structures (a la systems such as Zappos' Holacracy), and letting more people work remotely.

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How Khorus Helps Your Team Have the Conversations That Matter

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
March 11, 2016

There are few things more precious in the modern organization than great communication. When people or teams share information and have a “Eureka!” moment—a problem avoided, an opportunity seized, a perspective shifted—it’s a wonderful thing.

The question leaders face is this: How does my team make sure those moments of great communication are regular occurrences, not random flukes?

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Small Data (Not Big) Is What Helps You Run Your Company

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
March 4, 2016

What information does a CEO need to run his company as effectively as possible? It’s a simple question, but I don’t think most leaders spend nearly enough time thinking about it.

Your first answer might be “All of it. The more information the CEO has, the better!”

Big data is hot, and we tend to think that more information means we can do a better job leading the organization. But in my experience, flooding a CEO with raw data is one of the quickest ways to reduce her ability to drive company performance.

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