Category Archives: Human Resource Management

The CEO as Moral Leader

CEOs might take direction from Cicero when it comes to virtueWhat obligation does the CEO have as the moral leader of a privately held enterprise? Sounds like a good roundtable discussion that could result in energized conversation for hours. It will not take that long to make my point.

Personal virtue was part of the Roman culture 2000 years ago. Although the Roman republic turned out to be a failed experiment, and the ensuing empire was far from flawless, the Roman concept of virtue had a lot to do with the profound influence of that culture on the history of Western Civilization.

I often preach the importance of defining core values for any privately held business. Continue reading

3 Things I Learned Today

To their own detriment, CEOs often fail to set aside time for informational seminars and networking.

“Thinking with the (Business) Stars 9/26/2012

This morning I participated in a two-hour event for business owners who came together for a briefing in 3 diverse, high-impact areas: HR Litigation Landmines; a practical approach to Social Media; and what experience teaches about Business Exit Strategies.  I learned:

1-Never ever write a recommendation for a past employee.

2-If you want to attract younger customers in any business, you have to have and creatively utilize a company Facebook page.

3-If your exit strategy includes you financing part or all of the selling price, odds are you will end up back in your business long after you planned to be gone. Continue reading