Tag Archives: Leadership

What I look for (and look out for) in Business Leaders

Over the holidays I caught up on some business reading — and included in all these were some obligatory thoughts on the traits great leaders should possess.  Lots of the usual stuff — people skills, charisma, transparency, consistency, etc. Those … Continue reading

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Best Business Statements – 2013

I’m fortunate in that I have a lot of discretionary time to spend working with, and listening to, some very smart people.  As a relentless note taker I often write down some of the things I’m fortunate enough to hear … Continue reading

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Why Marissa Mayer is Right…

Marissa Mayer and her leadership team at Yahoo! made news (and waves) last week by announcing to all the Yahoo’ers  that the Company was abandoning the typical tech staffing model of “distance working” (whether home-based or alternate geography-based) and returning … Continue reading

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The New Rules for Doug

I spend a lot of time working with small businesses trying to help their leaders create a better tomorrow.  For the most part I find this enjoyable – I get to work on interesting problems, with interesting people.  Sometimes, however, … Continue reading

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The Big 3 — Reasons Why Start-Up’s Fail

I spend a lot of time meeting with company founders and their management teams. By in large, they’re all smart folks – very passionate – charismatic – commited to their business (or business idea) and their teams. So what makes … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays — You’re Fired

It’s the 1st week of December and already I’ve heard from 3 folks, at different companies, that were notified they were losing their jobs this week. To the best of my knowledge, none of these friends worked at companies in … Continue reading

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