Tag: Culture

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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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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Nothing to hide: The benefits of being fully open

It is a truism that we fear what we don’t know. Left to our own devices, what we imagine is often worse than the reality. This is a hard-wired fight or flight survival mechanism. i.e. it won’t change. If staff […]

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What message does your schedule send your team?

Most CEOs I know are too busy. This is actually a common reason for them to seek coaching in the first place. They can no longer keep up and are losing effectiveness as CEO. I was speaking with a CEO […]

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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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Transforming from Founder to CEO

Founders are a special breed. It takes a certain kind of crazy to start something from nothing. And an even rarer, beautiful form of crazy to attempt to create or disrupt large markets in a short amount of time. I […]

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