When Does Executive Pay Become Excessive? (HR.com)

“We published it,” Leslie Braksick said, referring to the salaries of the leaders of her company. “We were very open about it.” Leslie Braksick stands out as one of the most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs I know. Yet, if she were so smart, why would she “publish”...

Powerful First Steps Toward The Fusion Process

Relationship building provides a key element in the process of “fusing” teams together. Consider a simple phone call that made all the difference. The “red phone” rang and Ray Davis, then CEO of Umpqua Bank, answered. “This is Ray Davis of the World’s Greatest Bank....

What’s Your Title?

Mother, Hugger, Keeper of the Culture? That title adorned Colleen Abdoulah’s business cards, just above her other title, Chief Executive Officer of WOW! Cable & Internet (NYSE: WOW). So what gives? Abdoulah, a corporate titan by any measure, leads with the title...