Tag Archives: Leadership

Ungoverned Spaces

The world at the moment seems a mess.  Lot’s of despair and difficulty — and the news is laden with diplomatic and military discussions of Ungoverned Spaces — and the dissatisfaction and dissent that flourishes in them. That got me … Continue reading

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Building An Advisory Board

I was asked by a friend to help his team think through how to create an Advisory Board.  Here goes: –  Don’t ask friends, customers or vendors (bankers, CPA’s, suppliers) to serve as Board members — you already have access … Continue reading

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Managing Growth

This post comes from a question I responded to yesterday as a panelist at a CEO conference in NYC.  The audience, all CEO’s of PE funded growth companies, asked “what tips do you have for managing acceleration of growth”.  I … Continue reading

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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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