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The Fatal Flaw of Organizational Design
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One of the unique challenges that the CEO of a growth business faces is the need to continually design, and redesign, the organization. As a business scales, so too must…

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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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Purpose and Profit Can and Should Coexist
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Too often, our society pits purpose and profit as opposing forces, as individuals pitch their camp in one of two extremes. On one side, purpose-driven zealots rail at the thought…

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Why Pushing for More is Slowing You Down
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One of the worst mistakes software executives make in product development is pushing to maximize velocity. They equate minimizing time to value with going faster, when, in reality, going faster…

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The Problem of Ubiquitous Information
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In a world where information is readily available and easily accessible, knowledge itself might just be the problem. Patrick Lencioni, one of my favorite authors, speakers and thought leaders, preaches…

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Disciplined execution is only half the equation
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Disciplined execution is important, but it’s only half of what’s needed if you’re going to build something great.

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Why the Product Services Sector is on the Verge of Irrelevance
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Over the past several months the Product Development Services (PDS) sector has begun to head down a consolidation path that is pushing many within the sector towards their ultimate demise.…

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Strategic Plan
5 Components of a Strategic Plan
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Strategy can seem daunting. To create a comprehensive strategic plan all you really need is a little bit of time to think and a single sheet of paper.

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4 Reasons Why Little Wins Are Big - David DeWolf
4 Reasons Why Little Wins Are Big
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Here are four reasons why acknowledging the steps along the way is just as important as casting the vision. The little wins are big, in other words!

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