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I’m not much one for meetings – are you?

This morning I sat and listened to Mark Cuban as the guest speaker closing the 2017 Venture Atlanta annual conference — which is the conference to attend…

Are we ready for the new world of work?

As we wrap up 2016, complete our staff evaluations (if you still do these on an annual basis!) and think about 2017, I challenge you…

External hires are always good– or are they?

The debate about an external hire vs an internal promotion is a fascinating one.   For starters, the data  comparing the full financial cost of an…

Notes on 1000 interviews

During my ten years managing people I have interviewed more than 1000 potential hires. Now, this “napkin math” is rather raw but it is directionally…

Leadership – three principles for almost any difficult situation

By far the greatest aspect of general management is the sheer breadth of exposure to both complex and simple challenges.  Of course there are also…

Sabbaticals – a cool thing to do?

The idea of taking a sabbatical always sounded to me like a cool thing to do. While the definition of “sabbatical” varies widely, in academic…

A few first words

Leadership and growth are consistently popular topics in my conversation with companies about what they want and need to succeed in their business.  These are…

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