Ultradian Rhythms: Using Your Natural Cycles for Peak Performance

The 'Ultradian Rhythm' is a vital yet under-appreciated aspect of human bio-rhythms.' These rhythmic cycles, which occur multiple times within a 24-hour period, dramatically influence an individual's energy

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Emotional Intelligence and its Impact on Leadership

Think of the most influential leader you've encountered in your professional journey. What made them stand out? Was it their hard technical skills? Their strategic mindset? While these

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The Hidden Avalanche: Unmasking Underlying Issues that Erode Our Lives, Work, and Society

Michele Fait, an accomplished Italian mountaineer, along with his climbing partner, Swedish high-altitude skier Fredrik Ericsson, set out on an expedition to summit and ski down K2, the

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“Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast”

In the words of ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." Go, go, go. It's been the ethos of how Americans approach work and

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How to think about Core Processes (PACe) vs Functional Processes (FACe)

As a business coach, I'm passionate about empowering organizations to achieve sustainable growth and improved performance using the Scaling Up FACe (Functional Accountability Chart) and PACe (Process Accountability

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Amazon’s 16 Leadership Principles: Simply Stated

For the longest time Amazon had 14 leadership principles, but just before Bezos left he added 2 more. Below is a list of the guiding values that Amazon

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What’s the best way to think about generating EOS Traction or Scaling Up Rocks?

Generating EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) Traction or Scaling Up Rocks involves creating clear, measurable, and time-bound objectives that drive your organization toward its goals. Here's a structured approach

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The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive Summary

In today's fast-paced and ever-changing business environment, extraordinary leadership has never been more crucial. The key to unlocking a company's full potential and achieving long-lasting success lies in

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Love and Loathe Exercise: Scaling Ups Tool for Team Friction

Scaling Ups Love-Loathe Exercise is a terrific tool for better understanding teams. High-performing teams have excellent alignment between what is asked of them and what they naturally do

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What is a BOS?

As a business owner, you're always looking for ways to scale up and grow your company. One effective way to do this is by implementing a business operating

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Rethinking Goals, Rocks and Quarterly Priorities

These last few weeks, I've seen my fair share of quarterly offsites—ones I've run and others I've assisted my coaching colleagues with. One theme that seems to be

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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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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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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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Using DISC Profiles to Build High-Performance Teams

DISC profiles are a tool used to assess an individual's behavior and communication style. They are based on the DISC model, which was developed by psychologist William Moulton

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We are our daily practices.

How will the next 90 days be different from your last 90 days? Take a moment to stop and really feel into that. We’re often too damn busy

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Price Tags on Everything; the Focus, Energy and Time Budget

Budgets are not unlimited, and neither is your time, your focus, or your energy. Yet most of us operate as if the latter's supply is limitless. This is true

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What are the 5 dysfunctions of a team?

The "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" is a model developed by leadership expert Patrick Lencioni to describe the common pitfalls that can prevent a team from achieving its

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