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True Competitive Advantage Comes From How Well You Execute, Not What You Know
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More information is at more people’s fingertips than at any time throughout human history. In this brave new world, almost 5 billion people are regular internet users. It’s hard, if…

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Why the Best Ideas in the World Come From Idea Stacking
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As I wrote about in a recent post, the list of massively successful companies that started as something wholly different than what they’ve become include Slack (acquired by Salesforce for…

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Why Humility is a Vital Trait for Leaders
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As I was preparing for a recent talk on leading by influence, I knew I needed to hit home on why humility is such an important trait in a leader.…

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The 5 Actions of Leading by Influence
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Leadership is a funny thing. Many people want to be in leadership positions…until they’re in one. Once they get their wish, they may be stressed by the weight of their…

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The 5 Organizing Principles of Successful Companies
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In my last post, I shared the Fatal Flaw of Organizational Design, along with an approach to organizational design you can use to build a rock-solid foundation for your business.…

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3 Leadership Qualities the Pandemic Reinforced
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Life is beginning to return to something resembling normal in the United States. Now that we’re beginning to put the pandemic behind us – hopefully forever – it’s a good…

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The 3 Books That Have Taught Me the Most About Leadership
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Over the years, I’ve been asked the equivalent of “What’s on your bookshelf?” many times. I always love getting the question. I’m a voracious reader. Some of the most impactful…

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What Should Be on Your Board’s Plate? Make Sure They’re Focused on These 4 Things
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I recently wrote about why building a board early in 3Pillar’s history was a pivotal decision that dramatically accelerated our growth. At 3Pillar and at other companies where I’m a…

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Why your fear is making matters worse
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Do you let your imagination define your relationships? Do you build up animosity by assuming intent, making judgements and allowing issues to fester? More often than not, disconnects between people are fueled by assumptions and allowed to fester due to a lack of direct communication.

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How my bad habit sabotaged productivity for my team
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Over the past 12 years of my career, I have ruined vacations for nearly an entire generation of my employees. Like it or not, as leaders, people watch, and emulate,…

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