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The Autonomy Ladder

May 2, 2022
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While there may be oddball, hyper-controlling bosses out there, most of us don’t want to lead an organization full of people who can’t make decision, solve problems, or initiate action. That’s especially true in high-growth start-ups. If employees need non-stop handholding […]

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The Scale-Up Squeeze-Out

April 12, 2022
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There often comes a time in every high-growth start-up when new executive leadership is hired –and sometimes, they replace or displace the stalwart early team members. I’ve heard this phase called “Scale-Up” as distinct from “start-up”.
When a start-up begins, it is […]

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They Won’t Come Back to the Office

December 28, 2021
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One of my clients, Larry (not his real name), is dealing with a post-pandemic dilemma. The company he works for— let’s call it Alpha, Inc.— is a big, multinational infrastructure company.  He’s the head of a substantial engineering portion of the company, and so has […]

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Measurement Madness

May 4, 2021
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There is a well-known saying that “what gets measured gets managed”.  Depending on your source, it was first said by either physicist Lord kelvin, or Peter Drucker.

It’s generally true. After all, if you plan to run a marathon, you start by finding out what distance […]

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Do We Really Need to Meet?

March 23, 2021
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Almost everyone I know is inundated in meetings. Is that true of your workday as well? When I ask a client to tell me what is on their calendar, usually, it’s a litany of meetings among unclaimed time slots.

For most founders, start-up leaders and other […]

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Reminder for Leaders During Pandemic

April 13, 2020
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Leaders are trying to meet the demands of the uncertainty wrought by Covid19. But, along with your management, your team needs much more from you. They need your heart and your expansive empathy. How can you demonstrate that and help them as they navigate these very scary water […]

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Team Management While Sheltered in Place

March 20, 2020
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Over the last week we have all begun to change our habits and practices for work. You may be working from home (WFH) for the first time. Even if you’re an old hand at WFH, things may be a bit different now. You may have your spouse […]

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Personal Power Run Amok

June 18, 2019
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For most of my life, through my late twenties, I was dancer. When I was about 14 I recall being in a dance class in which the teacher—she was my idol—asked us all to do a barrel turn. I had never done that jump and was […]

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