First things first

LEADERSHIP | STRATEGY

8 Reasons NOT to Develop an Advisory Board

The survival and success of privately held and family owned businesses depends on many factors. One of the most significant factors is a board of advisors. Yet an American Family Business Survey reports that almost half the boards of these types of businesses meet only once or twice a year, over 60% don’t compensate directors,…

LEADERSHIP

Five Crucial Leadership Metrics

How do we know if we are successful as leaders? What leadership performance metrics can we measure to gauge or compare our success as leaders? These questions have bubbled up in many of my client sessions. Verne Harnish (founder of Gazelles Inc.) published a FORTUNE article a while back on this very topic, which I…

LEADERSHIP

5 Crucial Leadership Performance Metrics

How do we know if we are successful as leaders?  What leadership performance metrics can we measure to gauge or compare our success as leaders? These questions have bubbled up in many of my client sessions.  Verne Harnish (founder of Gazelles Inc.) published a FORTUNE article a while back on this very topic, which I…

EXECUTION

Big Rocks in First!

This video vividly demonstrates the concept of “Rocks” – the Stephen Covey analogy of doing the most important things first each day and week. Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. Two of his most popular books are The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and First Things First. His mantra was: The…