Slower is faster: Revisiting “The Fifth Discipline”

4 Aug, 2021
A question I frequently hear from business owners is “Why isn’t my company growing as fast as I want it to?” Yet perhaps a better starting point for this discussion is ...

Metacognition: Think about your thinking

5 May, 2021
The more leaders can increase their metacognitive skills, the better decisions they can make for themselves and their companies...

No pulled punches: Managing conflict in the workplace

16 Feb, 2021
I don’t know many business owners who wake up and say, “Wow, I’m really looking forward to a full day of conflict”...

Battling bureaucracy: Scale while preserving your entrepreneurial DNA

5 Nov, 2020
Although bureaucracy is not usually a problem for second-stage companies, it’s something that business owners need to be aware of...

Old school or new school, micromanaging doesn’t make the grade

17 Aug, 2020
Micromanagers are typically viewed as people who provide too much feedback, who are constantly looking over your shoulder and telling you how to do something. Yet a recent Gallup article points ...

8 steps to navigating uncertainty

2 Apr, 2020
As business leaders struggle to navigate COVID-19, one of the most difficult challenges is dealing with the many levels of uncertainty...

Deep work: Moving beyond busyness to true productivity

22 Jan, 2020
Today’s technological tools are useful, but too often they seem to be using us — keeping us busy but not productive...

All the world’s a stage: the importance of shifting roles

11 Nov, 2019
As they launch and scale a business, company founders encounter a series of pivotal points that require them to embrace different roles...

Lighten your leader’s load

19 Aug, 2019
Middle managers can add value to their organizations by not only influencing subordinates but also their bosses, a concept known as “leading up.”

Enlightened entrepreneurs: The road to progress and prosperity

29 May, 2019
Entrepreneurs are often told to focus and “stay in their lane.” Granted, you can’t be all things to all customers. But in second stage, it’s important to keep evolving...