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The average tenure for a CEO is 5-1/2 years—and nearly 40 percent are fired wtihin their first 18 months. Successful CEO and entrepreneur Joel Trammell has defied those statistics and now shares his insights in a brand new book called The CEO Tightrope: How to Master the Balancing Act of a Successful CEO. In this episode, Joel joins host Kelly Scanlon to share these timely and practical insights: The top three challenges CEOs face The best metrics for measuring performance How aspiring CEOs can best prepare for the role The exact responsibilities of a CEO How to get employees to align with corporate goals . . . and a host of other tips and information for balancing the CEO tightrope. Listen to more podcasts from host Kelly Scanlon in the archives.

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Join Kelly and her guest Mike Michalowicz (pronounced mi-CAL-o-witz), who, with no experience, no contacts and no savings, systematically bootstrapped a multi-million dollar business. The he did it again. And again. Now he is doing it... more

Few things feel worse than a lack of control over your own life. But the good news is that if you've lost your sense of personal power, it's possible to reclaim that strength, too. Dr. Linda Moore, the author of Release from Powerlessness:... more

Believe it or not, but your dissatisfied employees could turn out to be your most productive workers. This week's guest is Robert Sher, a contributor and the founding principal at CEO to CEO, a consulting firm that... more

Despite reports implying fast growth of women-owned businesses, many women business owners still face obstacles related to financing business growth. Join Kelly and a panel of national women business leaders as they discuss... more

Charts, graphs and PowerPoint slides will never connect with an audience the way a good story can, and a growing number of businesses are harnessing classic storytelling techniques to increase engagement with customers and... more

Homer Hickam, author of 12 books, all best-sellers, including the acclaimed memoir Rocket Boys which was made into the movie October Sky. His experiments with rockets in high school helped launch both his NASA career... more

Social media expert Kristina Jaramillo uses LinkedIn profiles as expertly as a samurai would wield a sword -- and she's sharing that knowledge with our listeners. Want to increase revenue, attract more clients and raise your profile?... more

It's one thing to be an expert in your field. It's even better, though, to be recognized as your sector's undisputed thought leader, the one that everybody else watches. As the founder and CEO of Well-Connected Leader Inc., Denise... more

Sharon Harris, the owner of Napa Valley's Rarecat Wines, has turned her life's passion into a thriving business, and she's committed to helping other women entrepreneurs be successful, too. She formed a group called Wine Entre... more

Join Kelly as she talks to Katie Snapp, a skirt strategist who empowers women to lead and succeed. Working as a rocket scientist in a male-dominated culture made her realize that women have great value that often gets buried. So she... more