I recently read a great blog by Benjamin Hardy, where he shared a conversation between a mentor and student about goal setting, and it went like this…
Mentor: “Are you interested in achieving these goals, or are you committed... Read the Full Story

Get the right people on the bus

Playing off Jim Collin’s well known work in his book Good To Great, all great companies figure out who first, then what – get the right people on the bus, the wrong ones off, and get everyone in the right seat – then we’ll figure out what to do. 
So who ARE the ‘RIGHT’ people?
Those that first, align to your... Read the Full Story

The very thing that gets a CEO to the top, can also be an Achilles' heel. The transition from ‘player mode’ to ‘coach mode’ is a mindset that at first glance sounds easy, even refreshing – “Hey, I’m no longer responsible for doing all the work around here.” Yet many CEOs never make that transition; instead they get drawn into ‘doing the work’ as if there were some... Read the Full Story

Progress is impossible without change.  With today’s pace of change happening at an accelerating rate, dealing with change, which has never been easy, is even more challenging.  And as Jack Welsh, former CEO of GE said, “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”

To remain relevant in today’s hyper-... Read the Full Story

The role of CEO is one of the most demanding career opportunities anyone can face, combined with many highs and lows. Being a family-business CEO comes with an even greater set of challenges and opportunities that require a combination of business discipline and family dynamics. 
The CEO is not only responsible for running a profitable business, but assumed to understand family... Read the Full Story

Empathy is a component of emotional intelligence that is critical to leadership.  Empathy builds strong teams and ultimately gets results.

Empathy is the ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide your actions. That makes it different from kindness or pity.

The big buzz about... Read the Full Story