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3 Errors CEOs Make with Their Executive Teams

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
February 24, 2017

The executive team is the most important unit in the company. CEOs and their executive teams have a symbiotic relationship, with mutual cooperation required for any organization to achieve success. Yet it's the CEO's job to build the right team in the first place and lead it effectively.

Here are three mistakes CEOs make with their executive teams and how to avoid them.

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Can You Be Great at Operations without a COO?

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
February 15, 2017

One of the many balances of the CEO role is the balance between internal and external. In other words, the CEO must weigh time spent on internal operations with time spent on external environments and stakeholders.

While both sides are clearly important, I’ll always put my money on the company that has mastered the internal, operational side of the equation. Time cover stories and strategic partnerships are great, but not if there’s waste, chaos, and infighting back at headquarters.

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New Features: Department Strengths and Q12 Results

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
February 7, 2017

Now you can use Khorus to share and apply strengths and employee engagement data from Gallup.

A while back, we let you know that employees could add their top five strengths from Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder to their Khorus profiles.

Well, now we've expanded that integration into a new Department Strengths view, and added in-app support for Gallup's Q12 employee engagement survey.

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MBO 2.0: Making Management by Objectives Work for Today

Chris Palmisano

Posted by Chris Palmisano
February 3, 2017

Since its heyday in the 1960s and ’70s, management by objectives (MBO) has declined in popularity—and hipness. First Balanced Scorecard came along in the 1990s, presenting itself as a more sophisticated approach to corporate performance management. Now, we’re seeing the rise of objectives and key results (OKR), the Intel-born goal-setting model endorsed by tons of Silicon Valley startups. 

That doesn’t mean that we at Khorus don’t run into companies that still use MBO, many of them successfully.

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