CEOs

Leadership

Why This CEO Fired Himself

After some soul-searching, this CEO needed to identify what he was good at. And that meant no longer being a CEO.

These Co-Founders Insisted on Being Co-CEOs Despite It Costing Them Funding

The co-CEOs of Harper Wilde, an intimate apparel company, share why they stuck to their unusual structure despite hearing they were making a huge mistake.
Company Culture

Everyone Quit -- and This CEO Is Better Off Because of It

A startup CEO's radical culture shift almost wiped out the company. But now he has the right staff -- and is finally thriving.
Entrepreneurship

5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Start in Sales

The sales team knows that closing deals is what makes the company go. You want everyone on the team to know that, too.
CEOs

3 Bad Leadership Traits You Need to Overcome When You Become a CEO

Though your career might've taken a giant step forward, there's still plenty of (personal) work to be done.
Entrepreneurs

This Entrepreneur Borrowed $125,000 as a Teen, Then Used It to Build the $1 Billion Jersey Mike's Brand

Peter Cancro was just 17 when he bought the sandwich shop where he worked. Here's how he turned it into the billion-dollar chain of franchises that Jersey Mike's is today.
CEOs

Yes, It's Possible to Have a 100 Percent CEO-Approval Rating on Glassdoor

Want that rating for yourself? Think about transparency, stewardship of your office culture and really, really good listening skills.
CEOs

So, You're in Sales But (Secretly) Yearn to be a CEO. Here's How to Make That Happen.

For starters, you're in good company: Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban and Howard Schultz all started in sales.
IPO

3 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Spotify, Which Won Over Taylor Swift and Just Made its Billion-Dollar IPO

Shares of the streaming service opened at about $165, valuing the company at close to $30 billion.
CEOs

Do Good Entrepreneurs Make Good CEOs?

Larry Ellison did it. Jeff Bezos is still doing it. But not all entrepreneurs can step up to day-to-day leader.
Entrepreneurs

'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.
CEOs

What's More Important: the CEO or the Idea?

Data from startup failures, VC/angel investor preferences and the impact CEOs can have on ideas shows that these leaders are more important than the ideas they represent.
CEOs

The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'

After stepping down as CEO in January, Ron Shaich looks back on what he wishes he'd done differently.
Hiring

The Case for Your Startup Hiring Former CEOs

Put your ego and fear aside. Former CEOs can be great additions to your team.
Executive Change

This Growing Company Realized It Was Time for the Founder to Step Aside. Here's How They Made It Work.

While no two companies are exactly alike, there is a somewhat systematic way to approach a leadership change.

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