10 Ways to Finish Strong This Year

10 Ways to Finish Strong This Year

(WRITTEN DECEMBER 2020) Newsflash: 5 weeks until the end of the year. And my, what a year it has been. I, for one, have been feeling the onset of a mild case of end-of-year-itis. Sore muscles. Fatigued. And a bit hazy. (Or maybe its just all of the pie I ate over...

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The 3 Golden Ratios of Good Leadership

The 3 Golden Ratios of Good Leadership

Have you ever read or watched The DaVinci Code? Or geeked-out on the topic of ancient Greek mathematics? (I mean... who hasn't, right?) If so, you're probably tuned-into the idea of The Golden Ratio—the number (1.618 and a whole lot of digits after that) and...

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What To Do When You Mess Up As a Leader

What To Do When You Mess Up As a Leader

I remember the nasty feeling clearly. I had this wretched pit in my stomach as I sat there at the head of the table. I was their new leader, eager to earn their trust and inspire them to follow me... and I had just flubbed big-time. See, we had a critical call with an...

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How to Make Giving Feedback More Approachable

How to Make Giving Feedback More Approachable

Feedback is kind of like the big stuffed animal in the crane game at your local arcade: most people want it… but it seems like nobody ever gets it.  (By the way, do they still have arcades, or am I just getting old?)  In the companies that I have led within, we have...

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How To Get More From Your Team… For Free

How To Get More From Your Team… For Free

I’ve always been a sucker for free things.  I suppose I get that from my Grandma, who was (in)famous for bringing her big purse out to dinner and loading it up with free crackers and dinner rolls.  It turns out: for some reason, stale leftover dinner rolls taste a lot...

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A CEO’s Guide to Allying With Your Board

A CEO’s Guide to Allying With Your Board

THE BIG IDEA The best CEO-board relationships are the ones where everyone is on the same team – the ones in which both CEOs and board members partner to take shared responsibility for growth, solve for challenges and mistakes, and celebrate successes. Our view the...

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