Must You Choose Between Vibe and Scale?

When did it happen? That group of carefully selected, clever high-performers you hired that have gladly followed you, many from day one – when did the culture change? When did “we” become “us” and “them”? That growth will change the office vibe is a scary eventuality of many successful start-ups. At some point standing in… Continue reading Must You Choose Between Vibe and Scale?

4 Ways to Get Control of the Unexpected

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][blockquote background=”F4F5F4″]The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. – Eminem[/blockquote][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So profound! But don’t you find it true – personal disruption can come out of nowhere: an illness in the family, change affecting your business, new challenges in your job, etc. Then what… Continue reading 4 Ways to Get Control of the Unexpected

4 Key Parts to a Successful CEO’s Support Network

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your role as CEO comes with a lot of expectations. You not only have expectations for yourself, but there are multiple stakeholders – shareholders, boards, employees, customers, regulators, your leadership team, others – who all have their own demands. Some of these conveniently overlap. Often they are at best additional ones and at worst conflicting… Continue reading 4 Key Parts to a Successful CEO’s Support Network

Good Manager. Bad Manager. What Have You Learned?

You’ve probably had both good managers and bad managers in your career. But have you used your experience to become a better manager yourself? I was reflecting on this question recently and made a list of the attributes I’ve seen both in good and bad managers. Specifically, I’m talking about my direct managers – MDs,… Continue reading Good Manager. Bad Manager. What Have You Learned?

What Kind Of Skipper Are You?

The sailing season has ended and the boats are out of the water, wrapped up for the winter. Reflecting on the boats I was fortunate to crew on, I’m struck by how much the skippers’ leadership styles directly impacted our race performance and found that these provide valuable leadership lessons that can be applied to… Continue reading What Kind Of Skipper Are You?

Practicing The Art Of Influence

Is your manager standing in the way of your next key investment? Are you frustrated that your team doesn’t follow your instructions? Is your spouse arguing over the what vacation to take next, and she/he just won’t see reason?   Every day we try to convince others to do things our way, agree to our decisions,… Continue reading Practicing The Art Of Influence

Take Control Of Your Priorities – Make It Stick This Time!

How stressed are you at work? Are you keeping up with all your family demands? Yes, it’s time to look at prioritization and time management – again. I hear it daily from friends, clients and family members. You know you’ll feel so much better when you get control of your priorities but you also know… Continue reading Take Control Of Your Priorities – Make It Stick This Time!

Stop Wasting Money On Your Leadership Events

How much money are you spending on leadership events and internal conferences each year? Are these having the desired impact in your business or are they simply an engaging and fun way to recognize your people? The direct costs of running these events include: venue costs; flights and other transportation; accommodation; and external speakers. This… Continue reading Stop Wasting Money On Your Leadership Events

Building A Climate For Creativity Takes 360 Degree Focus

By Sharon de Korte Guest blogger, Sharon de Korte of Innovation Bound, takes an in-depth look at how leaders can do more than just talk about innovation. They can create the climate through a clear framework and specific questions that drive actions in their organizations. Creativity became a key development focus area for businesses ever… Continue reading Building A Climate For Creativity Takes 360 Degree Focus

Four Priorities To Make Hiring A Strength

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  Whether you are a job seeker, hiring manager or business leader, there is one common objective – to be or to have the right person, in the right role, at the right time. Why is it then that hiring is the weakest, most frustrating aspect of talent management for so many?   Job seekers find it… Continue reading Four Priorities To Make Hiring A Strength