What Billionaires Taught Me About Getting Derailed

Let's call them Ron and Steve, two highly successful individuals measured by our societal standards of net worth and attainment of goals. They are both billionaires. Aside from

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Question Your Customers (and Employees), Weekly

When was the last time you or members of your leadership team had an intentional conversation with a customer? A conversation you sought out with the customer rather

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“Strategic Planning” is a Frankenstein Approach

A few decades ago, I was in a project kickoff meeting with a new client named Mary. At the ripe age of 25, I was new to business,

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The 13 Week Run for Rocks

In Scaling Up, we have this notion of a Rock. They are the most important item(s) to work on during the quarter. I typically advise my clients on

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Strategic Ignorance

Where are you strategically ignorant in your role?Strategic ignorance intentionally avoids information that can unseat your plans, beliefs, and actions.Here’s an example from a non-business setting. For the

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Getting to the heart of your weekly meeting.

We've all been in those Weekly Leadership Meetings that meander, never seeming to get to the point of the matter. At worst, we revisit the same topics weekly,

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Monthly “Deep Dive” / 2D Meeting™

I love meetings. Yes, you read that right. I LOVE meetings. I realize most of you have perfectly justifiable reasons you dislike them. Too many meetings in a given week.

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L10 Meeting Score Rubric

In EOS Traction, the Weekly L10 Meeting is one of the best ways to get your Executive Teams aligned. While I use Scaling Up for all my coaching,

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Social Capital and Double Opt-In Introductions

Social capital is gained slowly over time; therefore, we must be mindful of how we spend it. In my experience, one of the quickest ways to deplete social

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These 3 Words Are Not Interchangeable.

Authority. Responsibility. Accountability. When it comes to Leadership, those three words are not interchangeable. They are fundamentally different, and our inability to recognize this creates miscommunications and frustration.

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