Contributed Articles

The Hummus-Baked Bean Connection

CEO.com - April 23, 2014

What is it about the Israel-Boston connection that works so well in the world of tech startups? Having grown up and spent much of my life in Israel, where I attended university, served in the military and launched three... Read »

Even Good Employees Hoard Great Ideas

CEO.com - April 22, 2014

One of the most heated debates involving innovation revolves around how to best incentivize people to develop and implement new ideas. Research on this issue offers a wide range of conclusions. For example, one... Read »

A Simple Tool To Make Any Employee Perform Better

CEO.com - April 21, 2014

You've been there. You've stared at a blank document as you struggled to come up with incredible words of wisdom that will inspire and motivate your employees. So has Scott Moorehead, CEO of The Cellular Connection, the... Read »

The Best Business Is Personal

CEO.com - April 17, 2014

What’s the biggest cause of wasted resources in nearly every company today? The answer might surprise you. According to the Harvard Business Review, most people spend countless hours at work doing a job that no one... Read »

4 Leadership Lessons From Captain America

CEO.com - April 16, 2014

Amid another blockbuster movie and an illustrious career serving this country, Captain America has much to teach about how harnessing our passion will make us more effective leaders. With its record-breaking $92 million... Read »

8 Promises Every Leader Should Make Every Day

CEO.com - April 15, 2014

You can be an analytical, data-driven, steely-eyed CEO all you like, but business is ultimately about people. That means business is also about emotions: both yours and those of the people you interact with every... Read »

Diversity Is Not Just A Buzzword

CEO.com - April 14, 2014

Diversity has become the third rail of business. No one knows this better than Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who received a firestorm of criticism recently for his ill-considered response to the accusation that his company... Read »

7 Surefire Ways To Add Customers

CEO.com - April 11, 2014

Adding new customers in your current market is often the single most impactful action firms can take to increase revenue. That’s because every new customer brings exponential growth potential in the form of follow-on... Read »

How To Spot A Toxic Leader

CEO.com - April 10, 2014

Sigmund Freud once remarked that all his life he wrestled with “the demon” – the demon of irrationality. When individuals in positions of power refuse to acknowledge the extent to which irrationality governs their... Read »

Lying Is Not A Business Strategy

CEO.com - April 9, 2014

Imagine this: You run a landscaping business from your home. You have beautifully manicured grounds with colorful flowering plants tastefully strewn about and a rock pond with tropical fish. Prospective clients come by and... Read »

How Not To Be A Jerk Over Email

CEO.com - April 8, 2014

In its early days, one of the joys of email was the access it provided to people who might otherwise be inaccessible, or very difficult to reach. I still remember a New Yorker article written by John Seabrook in... Read »

The War Between Our States

CEO.com - April 7, 2014

Who are you at your best? Before you read any further, take a few moments to write down a half dozen of the most salient adjectives. Don’t hold back. Give yourself credit where it’s due. When you’ve finished,... Read »

Executive Entrepreneurship And New Paths To Startup Success

CEO.com - April 3, 2014

"You always do want a Founder-CEO. But that person doesn't always have to be the Founding CEO." - Reid Hoffman Ideas aren’t worth much without outstanding execution. Everyone has ideas, but few people are capable of... Read »

5 CEOs Who Successfully Weathered A Crisis

CEO.com - April 2, 2014

It was the recipe for a perfect storm. In 2014, Mary Barra was named as the company’s first female CEO. An electrical engineer who had been at GM for 30 years, Barra was more than qualified to take the reins from her... Read »

Senior Managers Won’t Always Get Along

CEO.com - April 1, 2014

It’s virtually impossible to like everyone you meet. It’s even more unlikely that you will get along with everyone at work. People have different personalities, biases, values, ambitions, and interests, all of which... Read »