Tag: Leadership

Are you the smartest person in the room?

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. Over time, you go from succeeding through your own […]

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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 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 power of acknowledgement

Despite the propensity of startup founders to always be telling the outside world that they are “crushing it”, the fact is building high growth companies is hard. It is particularly hard for founding CEOs, whose identity, and often sense of […]

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