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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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Are You Playing the Wrong Game?

January 31, 2022
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One of the hardest things to gauge in a new organization is what is expected. At the grandest level, we call this culture. But the broadness of the term “culture” can obscure the insidious ways it messes with us.

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Toxic High-Performers

March 18, 2019
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What do you do about high-performing team members who are also problems for everyone else? They may be the best deal-maker, or the best at operations or an amazing engineer — but they upset their colleagues, refuse to cooperate or otherwise poison the workplace. Do you simply fire them, losing the benefit of their skills and knowledge? Or do you focus on trying to develop their people skills and empathy so they can stay on the team? And where do you even start in dealing with this issue?

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Humble Pie for Leaders. Delicious!

April 17, 2018
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Stop Being So Cocky. Leaders Need Humility!
We are all familiar with image of the decisive, bossy and “cocky” leader. It’s an iconic idea that’s so ingrained, that admitting to being wrong or uncertain is a bit taboo. Even sports teams seem to rely […]

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Get Your Team in Shape!

June 20, 2016
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Creating high-performing teams is incredibly important. After all, who among us has been spared the drudgery of being on a terrible team where we felt our time was wasted, our opinions were not valued and the quality of the work was shamefully inadequate? Nowadays, most of us […]

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Economy of Collaboration

March 24, 2016
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In today’s flatter organizations, collaboration has become a ubiquitous concept, if not always an effective reality. At some organizations, employees spend as much as 80% of their working time in “collaborative” settings, which for our purposes means meetings. But despite that widespread participation in meetings […]

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Ownership, Grace & Generosity in Failure

February 8, 2016
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Last night in the Superbowl, the South Carolina Panthers were outplayed and trounced by the opposing Denver Broncos.  Knowing the final score pretty much exhausts my knowledge of the sport of football. But I watched the post-game interview with losing quarterback Cam Newton, and like many other […]

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