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 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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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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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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How are you finding your blindspots?

Throughout my life I've been a "seeker" of sorts. As a child I would disassemble toys to find what made them tick. Science was always my favorite subject

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Wizard of Cultural Creation

"The default job titles don't define us, we want to have fun with our titles," said my client Gina Calley, Herder of Cats and Wizard of Curation at

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Running the 10 Minute Scaling Up Daily Huddle

Scaling Up's Daily Huddles are just like any other daily stand-up or daily scrum from the Agile coding world. It's a great opportunity for the team to align

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Is Your Executive Misaligned?

The Rockefeller Habits Checklist is an Execution Checklist inspired by John D. Rockefeller and created by Verne Harnish and the Scaling Up team. The checklist includes habits that

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Going numb to the noise. How to save your team from over-communication.

Communication obstacles, that's the only thing that truly separates a remote team from a team in the same physical location. Organizations that make a concerted effort to turn

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