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.

3 Ways to Engage Offsite Employees in Your Culture
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.
Why You Should Encourage Whistleblowing in Your Organization
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.
A 3-Step Process to Making Better Decisions
Decision Making

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
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.
When to Hire Raw Talent vs. Job Experience
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.
How to Solicit Valuable Feedback From Your Board
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.
4 Considerations at Least as Important as Not Going Over Budget
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.
4 Ways to Develop a Better Exit Strategy
Acquisitions

4 Ways to Develop a Better Exit Strategy

Build a great business first. The rest will follow.
Enemy Mine: Rethink Your Approach to the Competition
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.
Balance Growth vs. Profitability With These 4 Tips
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.
Employee Management: Reward the Best, Replace the Worst
Firing

Employee Management: Reward the Best, Replace the Worst

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

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
Inspiring Your Team

4 Ways to Balance Company Rules With Values

How do you keep your business flexible and efficient at the same time?
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