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 leaders know how to work with you?

As I have written about before, building the best possible senior 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 slow you down. […]

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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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Hiring the best vs. hiring the familiar

It is usually a good sign when people that have worked with a CEO in a past company follow that person to the next company. You only become a leader when people choose to follow you. So if they are […]

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The zen of missing targets

We are living in unprecedented times. 2020 has been a challenging year to say the least. With lockdowns, businesses going fully remote overnight and many more challenges, 2020 has tested our resilience, both personally and in our businesses. Some sectors […]

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What’s wrong with having a “lifestyle” business?

In the startup world, the term “lifestyle business” is used to dismiss a business where the founders don’t want to “go for it” and pursue growth at all costs. People say, ‘Oh that’s JUST a lifestyle business’. In the real […]

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