You know you need to make a plan for the company’s next year, but you feel a familiar sense of dread. Every year, it results in a giant, convoluted binder that is inevitably pushed to the back of the shelf three months in. How do you plan more strategically, so you end up with something […]
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You have an opportunity to go into business with your family. You’re excited, but you’re also concerned. Will it be weird? Will there by power struggles? How will your coworkers see things? How will this affect your personal relationships?
You’ve made it to the leadership role you’re in by being an idea person, but you have new responsibilities and can’t be the only one doing that now. You need to scale and develop a team full of idea people. But how do you do that? What can you do to nurture and encourage a […]
We all have dreams and goals for our business. Sadly, leadership isn’t a gently sloping road. In between us and our goals, there can be countless mountains to climb. The only reliable way to the top is to start with a vision. It’s what enables you to make a way when none previously existed. But […]
You are meticulous about preparation. You make all the lists and plan all the details, but sometimes things happen that are outside of your control. It’s disorienting and confusing. What are you supposed to do then? How do you recover and keep going?
Passion is a key component of a leader. Leaders generally don’t get to where they are without it. The same is true of drive, good ideas, and execution. Even confidence. But none of that is enough to replace vision. Passion and all the rest can fuel the mission, but vision is the North Star to […]
You are leading a team aimed at achieving lofty goals. You want to help them be stronger and healthier together, so you can reach those goals. You’ve heard that fostering personal connection is key, but you don’t want to inadvertently step over the line. How do you know what to say and what not to?
You work with a great team. You’re all running hard toward your goals, but lately people seem to be flagging. As a leader, you want to step up to reinvigorate them. But you don’t want it to be empty fluff or surface-level rah-rahs. Are there concrete ways to encourage your team effectively?
You’re running on empty without much gas left in the tank. You can see your performance slipping and your creativity dwindling. But how can you take time off when there’s so much to do? Won’t you just regret it when you come back to hundreds of emails in your inbox?
The horror stories of succession are many. Micro-management. Complete abandonment. Disorganized handoffs. Undermined authority. Even downright sabotage. It’s the stuff of nightmares—enough to fill anyone with dread.
Feeling like a slave to your calendar is exhausting. Running from one activity to the next and working long hours is a recipe for burnout—which undermines your well-being and performance.
You have so many tasks on your list every day. You swing between saying yes to everything and getting overwhelmed and then saying no to everything and becoming legalistic. How do you determine what is essential for your optimal performance?