The 2 Questions Every Manager Should Be Asking

HBR - April 17, 2014

When you read a business book or attend a presentation on a particular management practice, it is a good habit to explicitly ask, “What might it not be good for?” When might it not work; what could be its drawbacks? If... Read »

4 Ways Women Can Take Command Of A Room

Business Insider - April 17, 2014

We’ve all seen those woman. They walk into a room and they just own it. They look polished, strong, stylish and you are pretty sure if they asked everyone to follow them out of the room, everyone would go without question.... Read »

Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?

Entrepreneur - April 14, 2014

It's a phenomenon known in the management trade as "empire building": an urge to create fiefdoms with pumped-up staffs and budgets that match the inflated ego of the perpetrator--and it can sabotage your team, bottom line... Read »

7 Leadership Lessons From Pope Francis

Entrepreneur - March 13, 2014

Taking the name Francis, his reign so far has been marked by humility. He has provided some good examples of leadership and management for good, old-fashioned capitalists and business leaders. One year into his papacy, he... Read »

The Changing Face Of The C-Suite - March 12, 2014

Compared to the executive of a century ago, the executive of today has undergone some major changes. Whereas most of America’s largest corporations used to be run by entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, by the 1950s employees... Read »

8 Steps To Becoming An Extraordinary Boss

Inc - March 12, 2014

High-class leadership means doing both the little and the big things necessary for your employees to flourish. Here's where to start. Read »

The Complexity-Simplicity Trade Off

CMS Wire - March 11, 2014

The exact same productivity and efficiency gains are waiting for organizations that focus on making work easier, faster and more collaborative for employees. So, why hasn’t it happened? Because complex,... Read »

4 Major Revolutions Happening In The Boardroom - March 7, 2014

The past 10 years have seen a transformation in the way corporate boardrooms interact with executive leadership. New regulations require that the majority of a company’s directors be independent in order to prevent fraud... Read »

The One Key To A Successful Presentation

Forbes - March 7, 2014

When we present we want to sound knowledgeable and appear confident, but those elements are really secondary to the task at hand, which is to give to our audience. When you give of yourself, the presentation becomes all... Read »

Why Difficult Customers Are Good For Business

Forbes - March 7, 2014

Generally, management practices and strategies have advantages and disadvantages; different short-term and long-term consequences. Thinking that something only has benefits is usually rather naïve and unrealistic. When... Read »

Never Take Your Eye Off The Ball

Entrepreneur - March 6, 2014

In every industry there are companies that, for whatever reason, lose perspective on what really matters and take their eye off the ball. It happens to leaders of companies big and small, but there’s a world of difference... Read »

If You Want To Lead You Also Need To Manage

Entrepreneur - March 4, 2014

I had a conversation recently with a highly successful professional who, by traditional measures, has proven he knows what it takes to lead an enterprise to victory. But it wasn’t long before I was taken aback by something... Read »

6 Things Your Company Needs To Get Back On Track - March 4, 2014

Your company might have jumped the rails of goal alignment without you even noticing it. And — whether your company is large or small — clear visualization to all levels of your workforce can often feel... Read »

5 Management Lessons From Ben Horowitz

Fortune - March 4, 2014

Ben Horowitz venture capitalist offers his advice on building and managing a startup company. Here are five lessons from the book. Read »

How A CEO Managed A Staff That Tripled In 1 Year

Business Insider - February 26, 2014

In just 12 months, the team's staff exploded from 30 people to 100. That's growth of more than 300%, and it carried the company from a small organization to one that needed leaders and organizational structures. It was a... Read »