This last bottleneck was the most popular of the talk. Literally every business owner in the room had their hands up, as a confession that they themselves were a bottleneck (even the main bottleneck) in their business.Here’s how CEO bottlenecks tend to form:Projects require too much of your time or your input to move forward, and […]
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You, as a CEO have a great idea — a new project, something you want to do — and you bring it up to the team, you have some discussion…and it fizzles out and somehow you end up doing things the same old way you’ve always done. Or, sometimes the “silent […]
Work with a freelancer? Chances are that’s a Yes (or the freelancer might even be you). As the gig economy attracts more and more workers, there’s growing demand on businesses to get it right when it comes using freelancers. Over on the Redbooth blog, I’ve assembled a little resource for you. Learn how to: use frelancer talent […]
You know you’ve arrived when… your business is facing growing pains. But as problems go, these are good problems to have! If you’re looking to scale — and craving expert advice — I have a round-up for that, over on the Redbooth blog. What’s there? Advice on scaling a service-based business, including a roadmap for […]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens just enjoyed one of the best opening weekends of all time. Movie magic aside, that’s a product launch we all can admire. To celebrate opening week of the long awaited Episode VII, over on the Redbooth blog I curated some of the best business and leadership lessons from Star Wars. No […]
Over on the Redbooth blog, I tackle what you need to know about negotiating. Learn the negotiating tactic that secured the UN climate deal in Paris, plus a monster article on how to use emotions during negotiations — no matter which side of the deal you’re on. Have a look. Read the article here.
Setting goals for next year? They’re the business equivalents of New Year’s resolutions, and most people have a love/hate relationship with the whole process. Over on the Redbooth blog, I offer some new perspectives on the practice of goal setting. (Including some non-traditional approaches — which I am TOTALLY going to do this year.) I loved researching […]
We love to hate them, but we all got ’em. Meetings. Over on the Redbooth blog, I check out what’s new in meeting management. Need some help crafting your meeting agenda? Know what to do immediately after your meeting is over? (Or: are you looking to ditch meetings entirely)? Got you covered. Read the article here.
Over on the Redbooth blog, I take inspiration from the Thanksgiving holiday and highlight articles that offer practical advice on expressing appreciation — and giving gifts — at work. There are also some gems that explore the fascinating relationships between gratitude, creativity and performance. While we can agree that gratitude is good for us, sometimes we aren’t sure exactly […]
Over on the Redbooth blog, I tackle the high-performance side of leadership: speed, secret weapons, succeeding against odds, and commanding armies. Make no mistake: this is authoritative advice sourced to experts. Just with a dash of Bond-worthy panache. Read the article here.