A sports team, not a family

I went to a Raptors game last night. First time in two years. That team bears little resemblance to the team that won the NBA title two years ago. In fact, only three of the players remain. While I miss […]

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The peril of toxic staff

Hiring is an imperfect science at best. No matter how many rounds of interviews you go through, some people will get in that should not. In addition, some people are great at the time of hiring, but for various reasons, […]

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The primary lever for CEO Success: The Leadership Team

In Jim Collins’ classic management text “Good to Great”, the author looks at the greatest companies of his era to identify patterns in their success. The first step he identified in great companies was team assembly, or as he put […]

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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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