Dealing with the never-ending task list

Often, when CEOs get in touch with me, it is because they have an impossible list of tasks. If you spend all day in meetings and only do e-mail in the evenings, you leave yourself no time to actually DO […]

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Context: The key to keeping teams focused

Many of the CEOs l speak with are dealing with impossible schedules. Endless meetings. No time for personal work, thought and reflection. Most of the meetings are internal. Meetings to get projects on track, create more focus, made decisions – […]

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The CEO Megaphone

I often say that the CEO has the most important role in the company. The biggest outcomes are universally led start to finish by founders. This is not a coincidence. Your ability to scale as CEO is 100% correlated to […]

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To pivot or not to pivot…

The term “pivot” was added to the startup vocabulary in the past decade or so to describe when a startup changes its mission or focus. Some pivots are small, such as changing the target customer from enterprise to mid-market. Others […]

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Heroics don’t scale

The founder myth is well understood and, in fact, glorified. The hero founder, adorned in t-shirt & hoodie, fuelled by coffee and blue screen light, woks day and night. “l will sleep when l die’” is the mantra. In the […]

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Managing co-founder relationships

First some blindingly obvious truths: Startups are hard! Relationships (in general) are hard. Relationships with business partners are (often) hard. Especially when the stakes are high. Marriages have a 50% success rate. 50% for a relationship where you are in […]

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