Category: Leadership

Score on Business Interview – November

Pete Hendrix and I discuss strategy on Channel 5’s “Score on Business”.

The Nashville Experience Interview

I recently sat down with Corey Webb of “The Nashville Experience” to tell my entrepreneurial story.  You can listen to the interview here.

The Pursuit of Balance

Last fall, I had the privilege to share my thoughts on living a “balanced” life with a group of entrepreneurs.  You can watch the video here:

Introversion Defined

I recently had a conversation with someone in which I suggested that I thought she was an introvert.  She replied “well, I used to be shy, but I’m not really that way anymore”. I think a lot of people make

Dealing with Technical Perfectionists

Certain people, particularly highly technical people, are driven toward precision and perfection. They want to see things as black or white, on or off, yes or no, all or nothing. But business is not about perfection; it’s about risks and

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Top Three ‘Agile’ Mistakes

There is a lot of talk these days about companies and teams being more “agile.” While it’s a great concept, it’s one that is often misunderstood and misapplied. Here are three things that “agile” is NOT:

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The Real Purpose of Management

Management is a necessary role in any business. But it’s important to remember management is not the revenue-generating function of your business. The people doing the work are creating the product or service your business delivers.

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Job Descriptions Should Focus on the Future

Most job descriptions I have seen focus on two areas: the responsibilities of the position (the present) and the experience or credentials required (the past). But the best candidates are not looking to repeat past accomplishments. They are looking for

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Good Leadership Requires Development

Some people are “natural leaders.” But just like any skill or talent, leadership must be exercised and developed to reach its full potential. There are plenty of naturally talented football players, but no one plays in the NFL without practice,

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Management is a Skill, not a Step

Most “career paths” show senior employees moving into management positions. But management is a skill of its own, not an extension of being good at a particular job. Just because a person is the senior member of a team does

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