Joel Trammell

Joel Trammell

Veteran CEO; CEO and Founder, Khorus

Joel Trammell is CEO of Khorus, which provides business management software for executives. He is chair emeritus of the Austin Technology Council and managing partner of private equity firm Lone Rock Technology Group. His leadership as a CEO has resulted in successful nine-figure acquisitions by two Fortune 500 companies. Trammell is also the author of the The CEO Tightrope.

4 Things CEOs Want From HR Leadership
Human Resources

4 Things CEOs Want From HR Leadership

What an HR executive must do to reclaim his or her rightful advisory role to the CEO.
8 Questions to Answer Before Selecting a New CEO
CEOs

8 Questions to Answer Before Selecting a New CEO

Narrow down your search by understanding what the company needs.
4 Ways to Balance Company Rules With Values
Business Management

4 Ways to Balance Company Rules With Values

How do you keep your business flexible and efficient at the same time?
5 Tips for Young CEOs Managing More Experienced Executives
Young Entrepreneurs

5 Tips for Young CEOs Managing More Experienced Executives

It's right to respect your elders but don't forget who hired whom.
Don't Go the Way of Gravity Payments. Focus on Fairness, Balance in Salary Management.
Employee Compensation

Don't Go the Way of Gravity Payments. Focus on Fairness, Balance in Salary Management.

Have an objective compensation system that lets employees focus on intrinsic rewards.
Executives: Edit Your CEO-Targeted Communications to Get Better Results
Internal Communications

Executives: Edit Your CEO-Targeted Communications to Get Better Results

Three tips for how you can provide the exact information your chief executive needs, and nothing but.
3 Steps to a More 'Predictable' Organization
forecasting

3 Steps to a More 'Predictable' Organization

Leaders should extend forecasting beyond the sales team to stay one step ahead.
How to Find Out What's Really Happening in Your Organization
Control What You Can

How to Find Out What's Really Happening in Your Organization

Providing a means for consistent employee input gives leaders what they need to know.
C-Suite

How CEOs Can Prevent the Scourge of Isolation

Heads of companies are sheltered in the C suite. Here's how to break out of the Fortress of Solitude.
5 Ways Entrepreneurs Learn to Manage Risk
Risk

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Learn to Manage Risk

A CEO argues that comfort with taking chances is something that's learned not inherent, yet successful startup leaders become experts at weighing the options.
Practice Triage in Making Business Decisions
Making Decisions

Practice Triage in Making Business Decisions

Business leaders should categorize choices by their potential impact to improve quality and speed.
How CEOs Can Maintain Their Edge
Control What You Can

How CEOs Can Maintain Their Edge

Leaders can avoid stagnation in three key ways.
10 Practical Ways to Promote a High-Performance Culture
Company Culture

10 Practical Ways to Promote a High-Performance Culture

Leaders shape the essential processes of company that directly foster employee engagement and generate results.
8 Ways Rookie CEOs Can Succeed Faster
Control What You Can

8 Ways Rookie CEOs Can Succeed Faster

With little time to prove themselves, new leaders can take some quick actions and apply some foresight to gain a head start
10 Steps to Quality CEO Decision-Making
Control What You Can

10 Steps to Quality CEO Decision-Making

The buck shouldn't always stop with the CEO but, when it does, there are practical ways to come to the best decision.