Are you running a company, are you running your life, are you running a company founded and visioned by other founders?
If you answered yes to any of these, here is a new piece of advice coming from former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt. He says to make fewer decisions. It is often thought that great CEOs and people have come in and make a whole lot of decisions.
The tendency of a CEO, especially a new one trying to make an impact in a founder-led company, is to try to make too big an impact. It is hard to check that CEO ego at the door and let others make decisions, but that is precisely what needs to be done.
Eric had a process he’d do when a decision needed to be that he and the cofounders disagreed on. He’d identify the issue (standard procedure), have the argument about it (just the parties necessary – in his case the two founders and he), and set a deadline for the resolution!
His last corollary was to let the founders decide. I guess with this approach all they can fire you for is for letting them make such a decision. The point is that you don’t have to jump in and rip the company from the founders and you don’t have to make too big an impact to impress.
Just make fewer decisions as you lead and guide the company or your life!
Hey if you are a business owner or just a plain-Jane-ole blogger and you want to get the drop on SEO; GLUE your eyes to this short blog post for the next 5 minutes. Happy July 4th by the way to my American USA readers.
I want to share a quick SEO lesson, and I usually hate doing these because Uncle Google (yes we have Uncle Sam, and now Uncle Google) likes to change things so quick on your ass by the time I hit “publish” we got something new on our hands.
At any rate, I won’t let that deter me because the greatest SEO lesson anyone can get is the one that teaches you to be sure your articles or website or web page is relevant to what the reader was looking for or wants. If not, Google will remove you so fast, you’ll start calling Google – Usain Bolt – you’ll be saying “I’m going to Usain-Bolt it” instead of saying “I’m going to Google it.”
Google tracks things better than the FBI and NSA put together, so they know who has been naughty or nice when it comes to relevance. The other basic you need are backlinks. This is simply to show you are well liked online.
Quick SEO Lesson
When people link back to your website, they are telling the search engines something. For instance, if you have a website or you like this article and you retweet it or post it to your FaceBook group, or simply put a link on your website or webpage, I will get a backlink for it (go ahead and do it, I appreciate it).
This is all you pretty much need to know when it comes to SEO (Search Engine Optimization). There are so many places to go online to learn extensive or quick SEO lessons from; but this simple post will help you get your shoes on. Of course there are tools, tricks, methods, and deeper processes that will help you get better or move faster; but with much studying the mind gets paralyzed and confused. Stay basic.
Okay, you can get back to your hot-links, burgers, BBQ chicken and ribs and of course the firecrackers, but use these quick SEO lesson tips to help you be better found by your target audience.
ps: for more tips and SEO lessons I suggest you check out Search Engine Optimization and Your Website. It’s a great article to teach you some details about SEO. You will learn a whole lot in a short amount of time and not be overwhelmed either…