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Ebook Release: What to Expect as a New CEO

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
September 27, 2018

A recent survey covered in Harvard Business Review showed that 68% of CEOs admit that, in hindsight, they were unprepared to take on the CEO role. That's not surprising when you consider that the role of CEO is quite unlike any other leadership position in the organization. It requires a unique and specific set of skills.

We're excited to announce a new ebook by Khorus founder Joel Trammell, What to Expect as a New CEO, written to prepare new and aspiring chief executives for five of the biggest hurdles they will face in the role.

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How to Guarantee a Hiring Failure

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
September 3, 2018

I thought black swans were rare, but a small nonprofit was apparently looking for one. They asked me to help them hire their next executive director, but when I read the job listing I was flabbergasted. They were looking for someone with years of experience in every facet of operating a nonprofit—from fundraising to grant writing to management and beyond -- with detailed requirements in each area.

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The Power of Decisiveness

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
August 7, 2018

Teddy Roosevelt once said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

It’s a great quote for leaders to keep in their back pockets. Most of us who have led for any amount of time intuitively grasp the power of decisiveness that Roosevelt is describing. What’s interesting is that we now have empirical evidence to back it up.

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3 Keys to Authentic Leadership

Sara Carter

Posted by Sara Carter
July 24, 2018

Being a leader doesn’t just mean issuing orders and expecting people to listen. The days of command-and-control are over. Today, the most effective leaders rely on authenticity to influence and inspire their teams.

Authentic leadership can’t be easily taught: it’s the process of being true to your own character and demonstrating to others that you’re the real deal. However, there are a few behaviors that are fundamental to growing your authenticity and earning the trust of your employees.

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The 30-Minute Operations Meeting Blueprint

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
July 10, 2018

Did you know that a recent study reported in Harvard Business Review found that CEOs spent 72% of their total work time in meetings—and more than two-thirds of those meeting lasted an hour or more?

Meetings are, of course, a necessary fixture of how an organization functions. A well-run one can create alignment, clarity, and fresh ideas. However, the authors of the study cited above write: 

“In our debriefs, CEOs confessed that one-hour meetings could often be cut to 30 or even 15 minutes.”

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