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Why Diversity Builds Stronger Leaders: The Evolving Leader, Episode 9
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For this episode of The Evolving Leader, Heather Combs and I talk about how diversity of thought, experience, and opinion ultimately builds stronger leaders, leadership teams, and companies. Heather served…

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Making & Managing Acquisitions: The Evolving Leader, Episode 8
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Dan Henderson joins me for this episode of The Evolving Leader to talk about acquisitions, an important, potentially vital tool for growth that the evolving leader must use judiciously. Dan…

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Scaling Culture & Developing a Common Ideology: The Evolving Leader, Episode 7
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Earlier in my career as a CEO, our Chief Growth Officer Bobby Christian and I butted heads over whether culture is something that can be managed and cultivated. Bobby believes…

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Leadership + Emotional Intelligence: The Evolving Leader, Episode 4
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Emotional intelligence is often overlooked when we’re thinking of the most important leadership intangibles. Far too frequently, leadership is mistaken for charisma, or even popularity or social ease. For this…

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Leadership & The Stages of Growth, Continued: The Evolving Leader, Episode 3
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Bobby Christian joins us again for episode 3 of The Evolving Leader to continue our discussion on how and why your leadership focus and capabilities must adapt as your company…

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Leadership & the Stages of Growth: The Evolving Leader, Episode 2
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Back in 2012, I wrote a blog post called The Stages of Entrepreneurial Growth. It was a short post that was almost entirely comprised of an email that Bobby Christian,…

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The Top 4 Lessons I’ve Learned from Acquisitions
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I’ve been involved in a fair share of acquisitions over the years. We recently completed 3 in a span of 8 months, and our first acquisition dates back to 2009.…

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Why Compassion is Greater than Empathy
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An awful lot of ink has been spilled on the importance of empathy in the workplace. While being able to put yourself in others’ shoes and experience the world as…

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Why reputation matters when it comes to deep personalization
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Your reputation matters when it comes to deep personalization In a recent article, Fast Company outlined United’s struggle with deep personalization. The author describes the challenge that Linda Jojo, United’s…

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Stay close to your customer, even if it is cliche
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Several years ago I sat with one of my mentors and asked for his advice. He’d been a big-time CEO for several decades, and I felt like all of our…

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