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Wanted: A Great Board Chair

Wanted: Intelligent, relational, thick-skinned, kind, and visionary individual to lead organization through trying time while navigating strong personalities and difficult, often conflicting goals. Wh…

Finding Your Scottie Pippen

During the 1990s there was no sports phenomenon more compelling, or more dominant, than the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls. In a period of eight years—two of which Jordan spent playing baseball po…

A Case for Unbundling

“Oh, it’s very simple…” This is how the character Sheldon, from TV’s Big Bang Theory, begins his nearly incomprehensible explanation of “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock,” a sup…

Think // Plan // Do

I don’t just coach CEOs. I own or co-own some small businesses as well. In a couple of them I am instituting a framework called Think/Plan/Do. I’m convinced that every successful business and orga…

4 COVID Impacts

There’s a meme going around that says, “Whoever said ‘The days go slow and the years go fast didn’t know 2020.’” What a year. I’ve worked my way through a few mask styles, read some book…

Rock Solid Hiring

I write a lot about hiring because I get a ton of questions about hiring from my clients. I also write a lot about hiring because I am convinced that great hires eliminate massive amounts of problems …

Collective Wisdom

We are enamored with experts and their expertise. Expert analysis from expert analysts. Expert testimony from expert witnesses. Expert advice from expert consultants. Given the choice, we nearly alway…

Wartime Followership

I’m going to talk about followers without talking about Instagram or Twitter. It’s interesting that if you talk about leadership development, scores of quotes or authors or business journals come …

Five Tips for Partnerships

“I don’t want to mess up my friendship.” Sounds like a sitcom line between a guy and a girl who are thinking about dating. But it’s also the line I hear in nearly every partnership conversatio…

Leadership Scaling

Fifteen years ago, if I told a client they should think about scale, there’s a 50/50 chance that they’d think I was suggesting weight loss. Today, my clients usually bring it up at a first meeting…

Third Places

Stonemill Bakery is my Cheers, the place where everybody knows my name. I’ve been going there nearly 20 years, and I’m pretty sure we’ve both contributed to the physical growth of the other. And…
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