Joel Trammell

Joel Trammell

Veteran CEO; CEO, Black Box; Founder, Khorus

Joel Trammell is CEO of Black Box, which provides IT infrastructure services, and the founder of CEO software company Khorus. He is also the author of the The CEO Tightrope.

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'Bizarro World' Management Is Not a Viable Strategy

Every successful company has policies, procedures and bureaucracy because grown-ups have learned chaos is not a good alternative.

6 Challenges Awaiting You When Finally You Become CEO

There's no guidebook when you reach the top and not everybody succeeds.

This Is the Job That Best Prepares You for CEO Success

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

3 Ways to Engage Offsite Employees in Your Culture

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

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.

A 3-Step Process to Making Better Decisions

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

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.

When to Hire Raw Talent vs. Job Experience

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

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.

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.

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.

Balance Growth vs. Profitability With These 4 Tips

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

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