George Floyd Mural and Vigil

George Floyd #wecantbreathe

This month I had intended to write about my experience working for a Private Equity backed turnaround that filed bankruptcy. I had expected to write about this last month but felt addressing my experience changing jobs during the...

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Building Your Personal Network

During the first .com bust in the early 2000’s I thought that I had built a strong network. When my start-up’s public offering was pulled, and after the 3rd round of layoffs, I knew I had to find a new job. As I...

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Feedback as a gift

Why can’t we just be honest?

How many times have you heard that “Feedback is a Gift”? When I was working at Target Corporation, this phrase was used so many times, that I had more gifts than I knew what to do with. Feedback piled up in the corner to the...

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Focus Your Culture

Andy Grove had it right when he outlined the approach to Objectives and Key Results (OKR) management in his 1980’s book High Output Management. Setting objectives for the company, department, and individual with measurable...

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Risk Taking

Risk Taking

“If you don’t feel uncomfortable you are not moving fast enough” — Mario Andretti I participated in a panel today with four other senior leaders to discuss “Risk” with a body of employees at my company. The...

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High Performing Teams

Developing High Performing Teams

Time and time again, when you read articles in any business magazine or pick up any business book focused on leadership, management, or starting a company there is always a theme around talent. Some of the biggest lessons...

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Is Your Head In The Sand?

Is Your Head In The Sand?

I have often worked at companies where employees never pick their heads up and look beyond the four walls of their office. They don’t recognize that many other companies in their industry or outside are solving similar...

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