Joel Trammell

Joel Trammell

Guest Writer
Veteran CEO; CEO, Black Box; Founder, Khorus

More From Joel Trammell

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.
CEOs

8 Questions to Answer Before Selecting a New CEO

Narrow down your search by understanding what the company needs.
Business Management

4 Ways to Balance Company Rules With Values

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

5 Tips for Young CEOs Managing More Experienced Executives

It's right to respect your elders but don't forget who hired whom.
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.
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.
forecasting

3 Steps to a More 'Predictable' Organization

Leaders should extend forecasting beyond the sales team to stay one step ahead.
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.
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.
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.
Making Decisions

Practice Triage in Making Business Decisions

Business leaders should categorize choices by their potential impact to improve quality and speed.
CEOs

How CEOs Can Maintain Their Edge

Leaders can avoid stagnation in three key ways.
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.

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