True A-Players Point to Others

Pride and ego get in the way of good business all the time. The best leaders and employees typically give credit to others. They are the ones who are continuously pointing out others’ successes. They’re the people touting the accomplishments of their peers and proclaiming the hard work of those around them. They are more than willing to…

The great ones don’t expect it

There are three types of employees: those who think they are great, those who are great, and those for whom greatness is not part of the discussion. The first two are mutually exclusive, and the third will likely never get there.

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, had an aha moment.  I have always been…

Becoming an Employer of Choice

The best team wins. Period. The most talented individuals don’t always win. The best strategy doesn’t always win. The most innovative product won’t always win. But in my experience, the best team wins. The formula for team-building is fairly simple. Attract and retain the best talent, get those individuals to play well together, and then…