How to fall in love with your role

When I begin a new coaching relationship, more often than not, the CEO is overwhelmed and not fully happy with her role. If you let the CEO role happen to you, it is an impossible job. Too many demands on […]

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All employee departures should matter

In the rush to create shareholder value, raise more capital, get to an exit, break even – or whatever the next milestone is for your business, we often get de-sensitized to what is happening – both to ourselves and our […]

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How much value did you add today?

I work with a CEO whose company has daily targets for enterprise value created. I love this for two reasons: 1. I believe that speed is both the primary strategy and primary tactic for a high growth company. All else […]

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Sometimes you don’t need an investment bank

Back when I was an investment banker, I joked regularly that bankers have a well-deserved bad reputation. The fact is, most bankers are useless. Especially in the mid-market (where most VC and PE funded companies are). They charge far too […]

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Be a time Diva

OG supermodel Linda Evangelista famously once said “I don’t get out of bed for less than $ 10,000“. She said this many years ago, when $10K was worth a lot more than it is today. At the risk of turning […]

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The personal year end review

It’s that time of year again. As things start to wind down (and the world goes back into lock down…..), now is a perfect time to take stock of this past year and think ahead to how you want to […]

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