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Joel Trammell

Joel Trammell

Guest Writer / 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.

worth-knowing

This Is the Job That Best Prepares You for CEO Success

Best training ground for the C-suite isn't glamorous, just crucial.
Inspiring Your Team

3 Ways to Engage Offsite Employees in Your Culture

Reinforcing business culture beyond headquarters requires a blend of high-tech communication and personal interaction.
Problem Solving

Why You Should Encourage Whistleblowing in Your Organization

Make it easy for employees at every level to raise a red flag about both problems and opportunities.
Decision Making

A 3-Step Process to Making Better Decisions

Knowing if, when and how to make decisions requires experience and self-awareness.
CEOs

You're a Real CEO When Your Company Is Bigger Than Your Title

Even if they founded the company, CEO is a pompous title for somebody supervising a handful of employees.
Inspiring Your Team

When to Hire Raw Talent vs. Job Experience

Experience is a must for some jobs, but people with raw talent offer unique benefits.
Entrepreneurs

How to Solicit Valuable Feedback From Your Board

Your board of directors can be a huge help, but only if you prompt them to provide the right type of input.
Budgets

4 Considerations at Least as Important as Not Going Over Budget

If sticking to the budget requires quashing initiative and going rigid in a dynamic business climate, it's time for a new measure of success.
Acquisitions

4 Ways to Develop a Better Exit Strategy

Build a great business first. The rest will follow.
Competition

Enemy Mine: Rethink Your Approach to the Competition

Many entrepreneurs are not thinking enough about their potential competition. Survival depends upon keeping your "enemies" close.
Growth Strategies

Balance Growth vs. Profitability With These 4 Tips

CEOs must know whether they are prioritizing growth or profitability and manage accordingly.
Leadership

Why a CEO's Credibility Is More Fragile Than a Politician's Chances for Election

Business leaders are paid for results much easier to measure than the promises that get candidates elected.
Firing

Employee Management: Reward the Best, Replace the Worst

Got a non-performer in your midst? Show him, or her, the door.
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.
Inspiring Your Team

8 Questions to Answer Before Selecting a New CEO

Narrow down your search by understanding what the company needs.