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Texas CEO Magazine is relaunching in January 2020, with a focus on becoming the preeminent resource for CEOs in Texas. Each quarter, we’ll publish articles that help CEOs be the best that they can be.

    Episode 16: Managing the Board

    Episode 16: Managing the Board

    Managing the board is one of the CEO’s trickiest jobs. Board members are your bosses, but the CEO does most of the work of managing them. Learn how to use the board effectively and avoid some of the most common mistakes CEOs make in relation to the board. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company

    • 13 min
    Episode 15: The Value of Predictability

    Episode 15: The Value of Predictability

    Almost every time a CEO gets fired, it’s because of a failure of predictability: The CEO told the board the organization could get something done, and then it didn’t happen. Joel discusses how to get better at prediction—and teach your employees to do the same. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company

    • 11 min
    Episode 14: Is CEO Pay Out of Control?

    Episode 14: Is CEO Pay Out of Control?

    It’s a complex topic, and one often oversimplified by the media. What is the current state of CEO compensation? Is it something we should be concerned with? How does it differ across company size, pay type, and so forth? We discuss all that and more. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company

    • 11 min
    Episode 13: A Strategic Approach to Employee Compensation

    Episode 13: A Strategic Approach to Employee Compensation

    Pay is one of the least effective levers for motivating employees. On the other hand, if you don’t get compensation right, you can demotivate employees considerably. Joel presents a strategic approach that takes the bias and emotion out of setting employee pay levels. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company

    • 10 min
    Episode 12: Core Values: What Makes You Unique?

    Episode 12: Core Values: What Makes You Unique?

    Every organization has implicit values, whether they’re posted on the walls of the office or not. But too often, the stated values are vague aspirations that apply to every organization. Learn how to pinpoint your organization’s values and express them in a way that reflect your unique strategy. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company

    • 10 min
    Episode 11: Leadership vs. Management

    Episode 11: Leadership vs. Management

    Business thinkers often draw a distinction between the tasks of managing and leading. Joel explains why we often devalue one at the expense of the other and makes a case that the effective CEO must understand and master both. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance Company

    • 10 min

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