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How to be Great At Work

By Stephen Lynch on Nov 6, 2018

This is my summary of a book that echoes many principles I wholeheartedly endorse, Great at Work - How top performers do less, work better, and achieve more by Morten Hansen (who co-wrote Good By Choice with Jim Collins).

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Team of Teams: Business Lessons from an Army General

By Stephen Lynch on Oct 30, 2018

I have written previously that some authors write dismissively of military leadership and its applicability to modern business. I wonder how familiar they are with how modern elite military units actually operate? They might be surprised to know that military leaders have overcome many of the challenges of managing people in the modern era, challenges that business leaders are only just beginning to understand.

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Understanding the Context of Your Strategic Decisions

By Andrew Ritchie on Oct 22, 2018

I have been in the privileged position of working with the Leadership Teams of many businesses to review their Strategic Plans, and in so doing, I've had the opportunity to help them set up, tweak and improve those plans.  As the facilitator of those reviews, one of the main things I bring to the table is to ensure that the discussion and debate uses the correct context to drive decisions.

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Video: Executives #1 Regret - And What To Do About It

By Stephen Lynch on Oct 16, 2018

When Stephen Lynch addressed a standing-room-only crowd at the Entrepreneur's Organization conference in Salt Lake City earlier this month, he revealed the #1 regret business leaders have—and what to do about it:

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Tom Peters' Greatest Hits

By Tom Peters on Oct 9, 2018

Editor's Note: 

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Decision Making Biases

By Stephen Lynch on Sep 11, 2018

There are many cognitive biases that can lead us to make poor decisions in life and in business. I previously wrote about how Survivorship Bias fools us into thinking there is a "success formula". In this article, I focus on a selection of other thinking biases and provide suggestions for how to inoculate ourselves from them.   

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Do You Foster Useful Communication??

By Cameron Herold on Sep 4, 2018

Editor's Note: Our guest blogger, Cameron Herold, is that rare individual who not only possesses knowledge and experience, but also the ability to present it clearly and effectively. Called "the best speaker I've ever heard" by Forbes magazine publisher, Rich Karlgaard, Cameron doesn't espouse theory, he weaves "in the trenches experience", gleaned through building $100 Million companies, with practical advice that gets businesses and business leaders growing immediately and rapidly. He is the founder of COO Alliance, and wrote the highly regarded (and wonderfully titled) book "Meetings Suck." This post originally appeared on his own blog and is republished here with his enthusiastic permission.

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Driving Results

By Sturdy McKee on Aug 28, 2018

I have seen business owners, time and again, frustrated with the lack of results from their teams. And in nearly every case it is because they lack a process to drive their desired results.

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What Really Works

By Stephen Lynch on Aug 21, 2018

The authors of, “What Really Works - The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success” researched 160 large companies in equivalent industries over a 10 year period. The researchers looked at successful companies (winners), unsuccessful companies (losers), and also those whose performance changed for better or worse over the 10 year period (climbers and tumblers).  They identified 8 management practices that were directly correlated with superior performance (in terms of total shareholder returns) over the 10 years.

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Employee Engagement and Productivity

By Stephen Lynch on Aug 14, 2018

I was recently asked to write a guest article for another software company here in San Francisco. They wanted to know how I would answer the following 2 questions:

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