Those who can't manage themselves can't be expected to manage anything else either.

the ceo magazine, work life balance,
Fabrice Dumans, Co-founder & CEO, Timyo

“My number one priority is my family.”

I would guess that nearly all of us have said the above or something like it. I know I have. I’ve also said something like the following:

“Our company is growing really fast, it’s great! Plenty of 15-hour days, but you’ve got to give 100%!”

I meant both things when I said them, or, at least, I thought I did. But if I was working non-stop for months on was I prioritizing my family? I rationalized it the way that everyone does: “sure, I’m working really hard, but I’m doing it for them.” Putting insane hours and unlimited energy into work was something I was willing to do to make life better for my family, to build them a nicer life. The thing about a fulfilling life, though, is that it’s nice if there is a parent or a partner in it, not just some guy who comes home late at night and is back out the door early the next morning.

As CEO, you’re frequently called on to introduce someone—a celebrity for your big client event of the year, an industry guru for your management meeting, a politician for a community gathering.  Whatever the occasion, you never want to be that person who disappoints the speaker, confuses the crowd, and embarrasses yourself.

the ceo magazine, managing change,
Jody B. Miller, CEO, C2C Executive Search & Strategic Management

Jerry Colonna was a Venture Capitalist, Co-Founder of Flatiron Partners and later a key executive of JP Morgan Chase’s Private Equity arm. An investment in your company by Jerry and his team meant that you were officially valuable. Your company could potentially become the next big sale or even IPO.

Some of the companies Jerry and his colleagues invested in at Flatiron included: Geocities Inc., Gamesville Inc., Vertical One Inc., and The New York Times Digital. While at JPMP, leaders like ProfitLogic were high on the investment list. ProfitLogic eventually sold to Oracle.



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