What does your DISC profile say about your ability to set large goals?

A mere 3% of the population writes down goals for the New Year. The goal writers are 3x more successful at attaining goals than those who neglected writing

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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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Stop hiring for experience?

I'm a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan and love the NFL. Often I use football analogies when explaining Scaling Up. This week's news from the Indianapolis Colts sent shockwaves

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Team Accountability Starts with Personal Accountability

I want to talk about personal accountability. Sexy, right?I think it’s super sexy! It’s about taking responsibility for your life and everything that goes into it. It’s empowering

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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 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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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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Wheel of Needs. A mental well-being fitness scale

I start my day by stepping on the scale; 185 lbs and 24% body fat. Got it, thanks. ​Those numbers don't reflect my ideal self, so this morning's

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