For the founder and entrepreneur launching a startup company, it is important to understand the market for your products or services, the needs of your customers and the value proposition you offer, and to be able to make adjustments and even radical changes of direction as facts and circumstances warrant.
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The CEO Refresher is your portal to the best brains on the planet! Creative leadership, innovation, leading change, executive intelligence and insight. We are pleased to announce that The CEO Refresher is once again publishing new articles. The untimely death of founder and publisher Rick Sidorowicz in September 2011 left the site in a void. Rick devoted a great deal of time and effort into developing and managing the CEO Refresher, and believed passionately in its value in providing the executive intelligence you need to lead well in these turbulent times. We wish to continue bringing you the articles and resources you have come to count on from The CEO Refresher.
The fundamental difference between management and leadership communication can be summed up by “Are you counting or communicating?” That’s because managers appear to spend so much of their time counting, while their leadership counterparts spend so much more time on communicating.
For the founder and entrepreneur launching a startup company, it is important understand the market for your products or services, and to understand your competition when you enter that market. When you are seeking angel or VC investment or trying to recruit co-founders and first employees or contractors, all will be looking for your competitive […]
Working from home is the current norm for many businesses that can function with dispersed staff. The challenge for many of the CEOs is simple—they’ve never run a remote business, are uncomfortable doing so, and would never have chosen to disperse their teams.
New Massachusetts. emergency regulations now allow limited eligibility for state unemployment benefits in connection with a furlough of employees if this employer action to furlough employees is the result of lack of work due to COVID 19/Coronavirus pandemic crisis.
Where my father and grandfather’s generations expected stable employment with one company in a 9-5 setting, much of the current generation increasingly seeks tours of duty across companies and departments with flexible work structures, such as working from home, working from co-working spaces, or working from just about anywhere.
This article discusses current employment law in Massachusetts and other states as well as legal issues regarding layoffs, furloughs, change in employees from full-time to part-time, and change of employees from salaried to hourly, as related to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic crisis.
A corporate executive loses his voice and discovers a new pathway to organizational excellence built on the premise of dispersed power and shared leadership.
Read excerpts from BECOME: The Five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership. The world’s greatest leaders focus on three critical things: they are committed to accomplishing something that matters; they articulate a vision that others embrace; and they demonstrate a series of five commitments that make up the message of this book.
Book excerpt from DECISIONS by Robert L. Dilenschneider, talks about talk about the decision Henry Ford made to save his company—a business decision that Fortune magazine said is the “greatest” of all time.