The virtuous cycle of hiring the best

In Jim Collins’ management classic From Good to Great, one of the first steps in building great companies is to ‘get the right people on the bus’. Even before you figure out where to drive that bus. The single most […]

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Do you speak first or last?

The CEO is the single most important person in a company. Founding CEOs, in particular, have more knowledge, context & passion than anyone else. There is also a very strong correlation between founder/ CEO success and company outcome. This is […]

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Saying ‘no’ is saying ‘yes’ to yourself

The title of this post is a nugget I got from one of my clients. As with all too many CEOs, this person was overwhelmed with demands for his time. He has many stakeholders, and leads not just in his […]

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How to scale decision-making

Many CEOs find themselves going from meeting to meeting to meeting. When we look into why this is so, one of the main reasons is that they are called upon to make decisions in each meeting. These could range from […]

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Pay Yourself First

‘Pay yourself first’ is a principle from the personal finance world. The idea is that you put away your savings first and live from everything else. The logic being that if you don’t do this, you likely won’t save. The […]

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It’s ok to take your armour off

Whenever I watch the Stars Wars movies I always think to myself how uncomfortable it must be to be walking around in head to toe armour. Poor Darth Vader & Kylo Ren, hiding that pouty face of his. And of […]

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