• 7 Top VCs Say These Communication Skills Will Set You...
    Forbes - Mar 29
    The New York Times and CB Insights partnered this week to publish a list of the top 20 "winningest" venture capitalists in the world. I’ve personally interviewed some of the investors who made the New York Times list and... Read »
    9 months ago
  • How To Scale Your Company With Small Teams
    Entrepreneur - Dec 13
    When a company’s size grows to more than 10 people, something fundamentally changes. The fun and the tight-knit feeling you had in a small team goes out the window. Communication becomes more difficult. People do their own... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Give Your Team More-Effective Positive Feedback
    HBR - Oct 26
    Research shows that one of the best ways to help employees thrive is to give them feedback. It’s one of the primary levers leaders have to increase a sense of learning and vitality. Giving your direct reports regular... Read »
    1 year ago
  • The Two Biggest Communication Blunders During A Reorg
    HBR - Oct 21
    Leaders of reorgs typically fall into one of two traps when communicating with their employees. We’ll call the first one wait and seeand the second ivory-tower idealism. Perhaps you have seen one, or both, in your own... Read »
    1 year ago
  • What A Real Apology Requires
    HBR - Oct 20
    Most of what has been written about apologies is fundamentally manipulative, because the focus is on technique — on applying psychology to extract forgiveness from others, as in: “What do I need to say in order to get my... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Inspiring Leaders Know To Choose Their Words Carefully
    Entrepreneur - Oct 12
    “I would like to take a moment and make something clear to everyone. I do not expect, nor do I want, any of you to miss or sacrifice important family obligations for work... In fact, I will go so far as to say that if I... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Nine Signs People See You As A Great Leader
    Business Insider - Oct 4
    In the movies, amazing leaders can frequently be seen making life-changing speeches — sometimes whilst riding a horse back and forth before a mass of armored, sword-wielding soldiers. In real life, leadership is a much... Read »
    1 year ago
  • How The Best CEOs Get The Important Work Done
    HBR - Sep 29
    If you’re a chief executive officer, your job is to execute. It’s written right into your title. But what does it mean, in terms of daily tasks, to be the company’s top “executer?” After all, CEOs don’t actually... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Four Words That Reinforce The Gender Gap At Work
    Entrepreneur - Sep 29
    Though better than it’s ever been, being a working woman is far from a cakewalk. While big issues, like sexual harassment, still exist in the workplace despite great progress, it’s often smaller issues that slip under... Read »
    1 year ago
  • 40 Under 40: The Best Advice I Ever Got
    Fortune - Sep 28
    Good advice really can come from anywhere. Members of this year’s 40 Under 40 class found bits of wisdom that significantly influenced their strategy and work-life balance from parents, interview candidates, and even Jay Z... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Three Steps To Becoming The Company Captain Without...
    CEO.com - Sep 26
    A CEO’s departure is like a captain leaving his ship. A smooth, amicable transition lets the company weather the storm; anything less destroys the boat. “With the CEO gone, who will steadfastly guide us through... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Generational Differences: When They Matter, And When...
    Forbes - Aug 16
    Carol just can’t catch a break. She hustles to get her work done, turns in assignments on time, and does her best to connect with colleagues on the team. But for some reason, her teammates and manager don’t believe... Read »
    1 year ago
  • How To Make Your One-On-Ones With Employees More...
    HBR - Aug 8
    One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? How... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Four C’s To Consider When Faced With Critical...
    CEO.com - Aug 8
    As CEOs, it sometimes feels as if our job title ought to be “chief decision maker.” Yet it is not uncommon for CEOs to struggle with the responsibility of decision-making. The Strategic Management Journal recently... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Do Your Managers Inspire?
    CEO.com - Aug 1
    As the leader of your company, you set the vision, and, to a large degree, define the culture of the organization. Of course, you can't do that alone, which is why you have a team of people helping you to achieve that... Read »
    1 year ago