Are You Living Your Values?

Values show up again and again in my conversations with CEOs. It is my belief that misaligned or simply unarticulated values are the root cause of all disagreements, mismatches in expectations, etc. This is as true in life as it […]

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The CEO Growth Roadmap

As a founding CEO, as soon as you raise capital, you commit yourself and your company to a one-way journey towards (hopefully) delivering a massive outcome. When you look at the biggest outcomes, they are almost always founder-led, start to […]

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Why You Should Hire People Smarter Than You

One of the most important roles of a CEO is the building of a strong leadership team. This is actually the single most scalable thing you can do as a CEO. Hire people smarter than you and, over time, you […]

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Stop Shoulding Yourself!

How often do you find yourself saying the word “should”? I should have done this. I should have done that. I should do more. The list of “shoulds” is endless. Who says you should? What is the source of that […]

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Do Your Senior Leaders Know How to Work with You?

As I have written about before, building the best possible senior leaders and leadership team is the single most scalable thing a CEO can do to grow the business. The right leaders will give you leverage. The wrong leaders will […]

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No one is indispensable

One of the very first things I do in a new coaching relationship is get the CEO’s assessment of his or her leadership team. Building the best possible senior team is the single most scalable thing a CEO can do […]

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