Tag: Management team

How much value did you add today?

I work with a CEO whose company has daily targets for enterprise value created. I love this for two reasons: 1. I believe that speed is both the primary strategy and primary tactic for a high growth company. All else […]

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Be a time Diva

OG supermodel Linda Evangelista famously once said “I don’t get out of bed for less than $ 10,000“. She said this many years ago, when $10K was worth a lot more than it is today. At the risk of turning […]

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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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