How meetings can drive managerial decision-making

Meetings and managerial decision-making

Meetings take up a lot of time. But what if they helped guide managerial decision-making? Just came across the writings of this guy Art Petty and specifically this blog about ’17 Ways Your Strategy Will Fail.’ I’ve written about this a… Continue Reading


On leadership and negative thoughts

From here: Humans experience an average of 60,000 thoughts a day. That’s one thought per second in every waking hour. Amazingly, 95% are the same thoughts repeated every day. On average, 80% of those habitual thoughts are negative, according to… Continue Reading


Leadership Strategy: Fire yourself

I’ve been doing some writing and editing for this OPEN for Business blog recently, and today my friend Steve Dunlap fired off a new post about “firing yourself.” The concept is pretty basic to understand, but to summarize, every year —… Continue Reading

Here’s a fun party game: Which celebrity couple would you have a threesome with?

Of course, BuzzFeed has a quiz on this. Here’s my intro story for this: probably in about 2008 or so, I was doing one of those unwise ‘let’s-drink-all-day’ Saturdays in NYC, and by about 8pm, my core friends were totally… Continue Reading

The leadership void, explained

Linda Hill and Kent Lineback appear to collaborate often, including on this book about “imperatives for becoming a great leader.” (The No. 1 imperative for that, IMHO, is caring about something more than just targets.) They wrote an article for Harvard Business Review on… Continue Reading


How to have a team that actually executes on goals

Sometimes when people discuss “strategy” breathlessly, I don’t know what to say. Who cares about strategy at some point if you don’t have a team in place that can actually “execute” on the strategy at hand? It’s kind of a… Continue Reading

Future of Marketing: Science, Storytelling, Speed, Simplicity, and Substance (5S)

  People who study business love things like “The 4Ps” (price, product, promotion, and place!) or “The 7C Compass Model” or whatever. In reality, this is mostly reams of bullshit, or a way to potentially think about the bigger ideas… Continue Reading


Managers manage team energy, not team performance

This post will probably be fairly short — I haven’t blogged in a few days due to a couple of different reasons, and mostly I wanted to dip my toe back in the water — and it’s probably somewhat similar… Continue Reading