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How to Prepare for Leadership Succession in Your Organization

On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II passed away, and almost immediately her successor and son, Charles, assumed the throne. Upon her death, a very complex series of actions immediately fell into place, following a succession plan that had been meticulously planned for decades. Not 24 hours after her majesty died, while mourning alongside the […]

5 Leadership Lessons I Learned from Competitive Sailing

It’s interesting how I got into sailing, which was completely accidental. My dad gave me a Sunfish at age 10, which is pretty easy to sail. I was scared to death to capsize it, but my dad wouldn’t allow me to sail on my own until I flipped the boat over then back up. When […]

7 Productivity Hacks Every Founder and Executive Should Know

“My day is packed, I have a 9 o’clock, a 10 o’clock, an 11 o’clock…”. How many times have you heard this when trying to follow up with someone? I remember one colleague in particular who packed his days so full that he had no time to do anything else. I recall asking, “Well, when […]

Being Great At Your Job Doesn’t Mean You’ll Be A Good Leader

Most people want a bigger job title because they want to be paid more. However, many promotions come with the task of managing teams, and managing people is hard work. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to be a manager to get paid more.  At times, the path toward success can seem […]

For Once It’s Not About IQ, It’s About EQ and Creativity

What makes a good leader? It’s a question many have tried to answer for years. There are books, business school classes, conferences, podcasts, and even a few movies on the subject.  A few things are clear: in order to lead a company well, having a clear vision for the future of not only the company, […]

Demystifying the Metaverse

We live in a time of transformational digital acceleration, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Metaverse. When Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s first foray into the Metaverse, many wondered what its implications were for social interaction, especially in the wake of a global pandemic. But business leaders on the cutting edge of innovation […]