Dear Leaders (and Leaders-in-Training): The days of top down, command and control managerial leaders are a thing of the past. Today’s leaders are vulnerable, collaborative, aspirational, and inspirational. Today’s leaders are globally connected and community focused. Today’s leaders are building empires and leaving legacies. Do you have what it takes to be a top leader … More An Open Letter to Leaders
I’ve had a Chief of Staff (COS) for several years and the most common question I get is what does she do? Well, you’d have to ask her; I’m not entirely sure. Really. That’s the point right? I couldn’t tell you exactly what my Executive Assistant does either. What I do know is that I … More Why CEOs Need a Chief of Staff and an Executive Assistant
I mentioned last week that I have been diving deep into my organizations and I’m still asking questions, making changes, challenging our previous way of doing things, and generally breaking shit. I’m relentless. Here’s the thing, though, I would rather be disrupting my own organization, than allowing the competition to do it. I will always … More Fall in Love With Your Vision. Date Your Model.
I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks taking a deep dive into my companies. I always tell my clients that you have to inspect what you expect, and I’m no different. It’s an exercise that I am committed to doing at least quarterly, though likely more often than that (you’re welcome … More Enthusiasm is Everywhere. Endurance is Rare.
As I’m gearing up to teach Quantum Leap for High School in a couple of weeks, I can’t help but reflect back on my own high school experience. The first part of high school for me was rough. I was 100 pounds overweight, failing classes, and partaking in some light drug usage (a model student, … More 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business