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.

How to Solicit Valuable Feedback From Your Board
Radicals & Visionaries

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
Business Optimization

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
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
Employee Feedback

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.