5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with the Board

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
July 28, 2017

New CEOs face many issues and situations they've never confronted before in their careers, but having a board may be the most challenging. Reporting to a committee of people is very different from having a single person as a boss. Managing this relationship is a great test, especially for CEOs with little experience working with boards. Here is a cheat sheet.

1. Choose board members wisely.

CEOs don't often get to choose their board members. When they do, it's important to be selective and handle the process as seriously as hiring an executive. Here's what CEOs should look for in their board members.

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How to Stop Abandoning Your Work Goals

Elizabeth Thompson

Posted by Elizabeth Thompson
July 21, 2017

The lifecycle of a goal often goes something like this:

Phase 1: Excitement. “I’m looking forward to getting this done!”

Phase 2: Intimidation“This might be harder than I thought.”

Phase 3: Frustration. “I’m not getting where I wanted.”

Phase 4: Evasion. “What goal? I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

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Here's What Happens When You Have a Stellar Company Strategy

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
July 14, 2017

(For our full ebook on strategy-creation, click here.)

Having a good company strategy is critical to success. But are you aware of the specific advantages of a clear and compelling strategy? These five benefits show why leaders should not just pay lip service to strategy.

1. Shared priorities

The first thing to do before any long journey is to figure out where you are going. Therefore, job number one for any CEO is to determine and communicate the strategic direction of the organization.

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Understanding the 3 Levels of Company Goal Setting

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
July 7, 2017

When I bring up the concept of “goal setting” with an executive—especially if it’s the CEO—the reaction is rarely enthusiastic. The term sounds so tactical. It contrasts with the strategic orientation of most high-level leaders. To the executive’s ear, “goal setting” sounds like a tedious task HR should be handling.

Part of our mission at Khorus is to empower organizations to execute their strategies more consistently. Good goal setting is critical to that process—including at the very top of the organization. It will not be news to you that the vast majority of strategies fail, mostly due to poor execution.

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