4 Ways Great Leaders Think Differently About Hiring

Too many leaders overlook hiring as just another responsibility, and good managers know how to identify talent and plug a hole. But great leaders understand that the right hire will elevate everyone on the team and learn how to recruit team members that change the game. Great leaders see hiring as a strategic priority. Unfilled…

The Changing Face of the Modern CTO

Each of the three models emerging among product organizations requires a new breed of CTO. Here’s how the modern CTO has to excel and succeed.

It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask for Advice: Lessons from an Entrepreneur

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. But when you’re starting out, do you really know anyone? And as you get going, do you really know anyone who matters? And if you try to sit down with someone who does, will they really give you the time of day? Here are tips that you can use to ask for advice from the executives you want to learn from.

You Fear Mickey Mouse: 5 Ways to Reach Out to Senior Executives

We’ve all heard it said that it’s “who you know, not what you know.” In many ways, I have found that statement to be fairly accurate. While a relationship may not help you overcome a fatal flaw, it will absolutely differentiate you from your competition. Whether it’s a new job, a new client, or just…

Lessons from a First-Time CEO: Experience Matters

Experience matters. It is difficult enough for a first-time CEO to learn how to lead and manage all facets of a business as it grows. To do so without the assistance of an experienced team of direct reports is nearly impossible. In the last 12 months, I had an “Aha!” moment. I have always been…