Rules vs Principles

We often rely on rules and principles to guide our decision-making. Rules provide clear boundaries, while principles allow room for judgment. Knowing when to use one versus the

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Tuning Into The Gut

“I felt it in my gut” is more than just a figure of speech - it’s an acknowledgement of our powerful intuitive capacity. As cognitive scientist Daniel Kahneman’s

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The Right vs. Learning Mindset – Why Curiosity Matters

It’s tempting to dig into our viewpoints and defend them at all costs. However, clinging too tightly to being right can limit our ability to learn, grow, and

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What Bezos and the Marines Share in Decision Making

General Eisenhower stood stoically behind the planning table, studying the weather reports and reconnaissance photos scattered before him. The tentative date for launching the long-awaited Allied invasion of

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The ‘Other AI’: The Seductive Lure of Artificial Intimacy

"Alexa, I'm lonely."This sorrowful plea rings out more often than you might expect in homes with virtual assistants. It reflects a deeper human yearning for emotional connection. We

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Could Sunlighting be a Viable Alternative to Moonlighting?

In the clients I coach, I've noticed a shift toward "sunlighting"—a term that describes how employees blend their personal projects and passions into their conventional roles, often with

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Critical Number – The Scaling Up North Star Metric

A wise person once said, growth is great, until it's not. Don't get me wrong, growth is thrilling. It's a high that hits when sales are soaring, customers

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Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

The old adage "price is what you pay, value is what you get" contains an essential truth for businesses and consumers. At its core, it's about recognizing that price

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The Art of Questioning

Asking questions is a skill we often overlook despite its crucial role in shaping our lives, careers, and relationships. You've probably been in a conversation where you're just

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Why You’re Paying a “Learning Penalty” and How to Beat It

Imagine you’re at a party, and someone hands you a Rubik’s Cube. You twist and turn it, fumbling as you go. It’s frustrating, right? You’re experiencing what is

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The Myth of the Heroic Leader

We love leaders. We idolize them, blame them, and expect them to save the day. This obsession with the heroic leader overlooks a critical truth: leadership is not

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Coach Prime’s Masterclass in Decisive Leadership and Organizational Turnaround

The sports world often provides valuable parallels for the business world - the importance of teamwork, shared purpose, and tireless effort towards a goal. But the extraordinary turnaround

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Flow Triggers, A Guide to Finding Your Optimal State of Focus

Have you ever been so focused on a task that everything else around you seems to disappear? When you enter that elusive state of complete immersion and high

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How I Use AI to Brainstorm Business Growth

If you read my stuff you've before, you know I'm pretty jazzed about technology—especially when it comes to growing a business. Today, we're diving into one of my

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Making Decisions With Fist to Five Voting

Do you ever feel like you're just going through the motions in meetings, passively nodding to ideas instead of speaking up? Or you may dread the endless debates

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Using AI to Identify Group-Think Patterns

During a team discussion did you ever wonder if there is something you are failing to discuss or address? One creative use of AI is to use it

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A Practical Guide to Understanding Cognitive Development Levels

Do you ever get frustrated trying to figure out why some people act the way they do? Or wonder why you sometimes think and behave differently depending on

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The AI Tsunami is Coming for White Collar Jobs. Don’t Sugar Coat It!

Let's be honest folks - AI has already disrupted white-collar jobs in a huge way, and will continue at an accelerated rate for the years to come. I

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From Startup to Decline – Charting Your Path Along the S-Curve

As a Certified Scaling Up coach, clients often ask me the best way to manage growth for their companies. One of the models I reference is Verne Harnish's

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Where Do Your Loyalties Reside When Running a Company?

When you're leading an organization, where do your loyalties lie? Is it with the team of individuals who report to you, those relying on your guidance and direction?

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