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Relinquish Control?? Scary!!

October 12, 2020
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Most of my clients are founders or leaders of high-growth start-up companies, so I get to see their evolution along that path. Eventually most of them experience a tension. On the one hand they need their teams to take on more responsibility and ownership over projects […]

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Burnt Out

September 28, 2020
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The beginning of autumn is NOT when we would normally be thinking about burnout. Start of the fourth quarter usually marks renewal. People return to work from summer vacations, children begin a new school year, Europe reopens after August holidays and the fashion and entertainments industries launch their […]

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What Should We Do About Jesse?

September 14, 2020
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Most of us have heard the well-worn trope that you should hire slowly and fire quickly. Like most categorical rules, this is over-simplistic. Firstly, the last half of the rule is almost never possible because the problem employee is rarely detected quickly.

But the first part […]

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It Won’t Turn Out for the Best

August 31, 2020
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We are optimistic about lots of things –our innovation, our economy, the pandemic and even our own, personal futures. Norman Vincent Peale caused a revolution of optimism with his 1952 blockbuster The Power of Positive Thinking –emphatic that thinking optimistically would bring about good outcomes.
No time […]

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Stop Firefighting and Solve the System

August 17, 2020
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In middle age, most of us eventually need glasses to read the small print. When it finally happened to me, I bought two pairs of reading glasses, one for home and one for away.  Unfortunately, the glasses seemed never to be where I needed them. If I was […]

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First, Ask Why

July 31, 2020
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When I was serious about triathlons, I learned a term from my running coach: Junk Miles. Junk miles are runs that have no purpose. They wear on your body and don’t have any training purpose. The point is – every time you […]

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The Defense Against Uncertainty

July 20, 2020
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We can’t assume that anything we believe now will still be true in a month.
But we can craft an oasis of reliability within our own control.

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Learn to Love Being Wrong

July 6, 2020
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We spend so much energy trying never to be wrong, but it costs us in learning, growth and relationships. You can get better at dealing with it when you find out you’re wrong. That will give you greater flexibility, more accuracy and more compelling leadership.

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