The new leader blind spot

New leaders are understandably anxious to add value and have an impact. These leaders feel the need to try to project confidence and competence as a way of resolving their inner anxiety. They express opinions, make decisions, and set direction before they have...

Leading with Full Power

Last week, I joined one of our portfolio company’s daily issues meeting. I was struck by the cast of “characters” and how the roles they were unconsciously choosing to play were trapping them in less effective thinking and actions. You know the...
How to 10X Your Creativity

How to 10X Your Creativity

When a business, team, or leader is not experiencing the success they want, they are prone to falling into two related traps. Since leader results are a reflection of the quality of their decisions, extraordinary leaders recognize the importance of dedicating time to...
Get Off the Treadmill!

Get Off the Treadmill!

When businesses underperform, I invariably see leaders who have fallen into the “MORE” trap (i.e., working longer, trying harder, going faster). While no one will fault their effort, results often continue to fall short. In this four-minute video, I highlight:  ...
How Great CEOs Create Unfair Advantage

How Great CEOs Create Unfair Advantage

Does your business deliver value in ways your competitors do not? While your business might survive without this differentiation, it won’t thrive. Businesses that plateau almost always lack a differentiated offer. After all, no amount of operational excellence will...