“No” is a “Yes” to Focus and a Meaningful Life

In the mid-1990s, Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors, shared a story that has since become legendary in business. It involves his pilot, Mike Flint. Flint

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Eustress and the “Sweet Spot” of Challenge

2,000 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor, clings to the side of El Capitan, his fingertips and toes finding grip on the tiniest of ledges. The sheer granite

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Are You Able to Delegate?

Tracey, the CEO of a rapidly growing tech startup, greeted me on Zoom with a look of frustration. "I don't know what I'm doing wrong," she said as

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How Your Words Shape Company Culture

Let's take a moment to talk about something that's often overlooked in the hustle of running a company: the power of language. We're all guilty of getting caught up in strategies,

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Is Your Leadership Style Eroding Team Trust?

I've celebrated alongside leaders during their highs and guided them through their lows. I've witnessed the breakthroughs and the breakdowns. And if there's one universal truth I've discovered, it's

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How Coaching Boosts Employee Engagement and Productivity

When I started my digital agency, Imulus, over 15 years ago, I realized that our most valuable asset wasn't our products or our processes—it was our people. And keeping them

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Drop Your Prompts! AI Wants a Conversation

When it comes to chatting with AI, I see many folks thinking they need this big library of perfectly crafted prompts to make it work. But that's not

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How Executive Coaching Honed My Decision-Making Edge

When I started my digital agency, Imulus, over 15 years ago, I thought I knew it all. I was a fearless founder ready to conquer the world, one

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10 Battle-Tested Strategies to Scale Your Business

As a founder who's been in the trenches scaling my own companies for over 25 years, I've seen firsthand that growing a business isn't just about getting bigger,

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Strategic Insights for Every Phase of Business Growth

Guiding businesses through their growth, I've seen the excitement and hurdles at each stage. These transitions can make or break a company, turning potential stagnation into unstoppable success.

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Orchestrating Your Meeting Symphony From Stand-Up to Weekly to Monthly

We've been conditioned to believe that meetings are the enemy of productivity. We've all have horror stories of endless, soul-sucking gatherings that drain our energy and stifle our creativity. But what if

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Why I Insist on the Monthly Meeting

As a Scaling Up Coach, I've seen my fair share of eye-rolls when I bring up the Monthly Meeting. Trust me, I get it. As someone who values my time (and my

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It’s Time We Give “Soft Skills” Some Hard Respect

"Soft skills" - the term itself feels a bit squishy, doesn't it? It's like calling a lion a "soft" predator. In reality, these skills are the backbone of successful leadership and thriving organizations. They're

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We’ve Got Issues

For those running Weekly Meetings or EOS L10s, do you find your issue list keeps growing? Perhaps issues linger for months? Or do issues reappear time and time again without

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Reverse Engineering Your Company

As an executive coach working with companies looking to scale up, I often encounter businesses that need help to articulate what makes them unique and successful. This lack

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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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