The Rule of 7 teaches us that people need to hear things multiple times—and through different mediums—to really understand, internalize, and act on them. And the people on your team are no exception.
Leadership teams that are aligned and working towards a shared vision, strategy, and plan are 2x more likely to achieve above-median financial performance. Is your team on the same page?
NEWSFLASH: Coaching is the most important & deterministic skill that separates highly effective managers from average ones. Have you learned the skills and tools to be an effective coach to your people?
Boards are taking a greater interest than ever before in ensuring that companies have the talent needed to drive success & returns. But what amount of your board discussions are spent discussing people?
Businesses can be complex. But when “complex” becomes “complicated”—a tipping point that can become easy to surpass—that it can lead leadership teams and their boards down a slippery slope.
At a time when there is tons of chatter among investors about carried interest taxation, you may be surprised to hear: There are two massive invisible taxes that many investor-backed companies are subject to… that no one is talking about.
“A business is nothing more than people working with other people to do stuff for people.” As a PE investor, it can be easy to lose sight of this as our eyes are glued to the LBO model on our screen, or we’re in the heat of a purchase agreement negotiation. But when we stop to think about what we do through this lens, it makes common-sense why talent is the ultimate meta-lever among growth levers
(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...
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...
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...