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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WHY POWER, not WILLPOWER

In 2013, former Navy SEAL David Goggins decided to take on one of the most grueling endurance challenges in the world: the Badwater 135. This ultramarathon, spanning 135

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Melding Minds: When AI Meets Executive Coaching

Ah, the dawn of a new era! I'm standing at the intersection of two worlds, the vibrant tradition of business coaching and the intriguing realm of Artificial Intelligence.

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“Pluck the day, put very little trust in tomorrow.”

“Pluck the day, put very little trust in tomorrow.”If he spoke in English, those would have been the words of the Roman poet Horace (65 BCE — 8 BCE). It’s

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Using AI with Executive Coaching Tools Like Scaling Up

As an AI enthusiast and a professional executive coach, I see tremendous value in the incorporation of AI tools, such as ChatGPT, into our practices. The growth in

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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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