More Thoughts for CEOs

What a business leader should do about the Covid-19 virus

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 Mark Nevins has written a great article in Forbeas ddressing leadership challenges in context of COVID-19.  The reality of life post-COVID-19 has not fully sunk in yet, and its consequences for our businesses, organizations, economy, and society will play out over the rest of 2020 and beyond.  Right now, we really need sober, smart, values-driven, and focused leadership.  Remember … Read more

The Time for Leadership is Now

Red King Chess Piece in Front of White Pawns

We have lived through a global expansion that has lasted more than a decade. That is over. Many people don’t even recall what a recession looks like. Those that do were probably not in leadership positions when it happened.  What we will experience in the coming months is different. It’s important to take the reins … Read more

What to do NOW about the Covid-19 virus

Coronavirus Outbreak Graphic

The coronavirus is going to impact your business. South Korea has had a massive spike in cases. One Korean car company shut down manufacturing due to an infected worker. Japan has closed schools for one month. When that happens at least one parent can’t go to work. We are going to see similar actions and … Read more

Thoughts to help you (February)

The thoughts below summarize some of my learnings that could be valuable to you as a CEO. Working with many CEOs gives me an opportunity to see what makes them highly successful. Below, I’ve curated the best that I’ve read recently. Hope you find this helpful! One of My Favorite Quotes“The only thing worse than … Read more

When Being “Fair” Doesn’t Make Sense

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I’m a good guy. I like being known as “a good guy”. I’m fair and reasonable and want people to perform well for me because I treat them well. Sometimes that works. Many times it doesn’t. Sometimes you get lucky and you hire someone special. You hire a person who is better than everyone else. … Read more

Thoughts to help you (November 2019)

Working on Boards and with CEOs gives me an opportunity to see what makes them highly successful. Below, I’ve curated the best that I’ve read recently. Hope you find this helpful!

A Dangerously Easy Way to Spend Too Much

I love growth. I love risk. However, I have not always carefully calibrated the risks I’ve taken to manage the costs associated with those risks.