How To Clone Your Best Employee

Below is an excerpt from a November 13, 2015, article appearing in the Open Forum on americanexpress.com and written by freelance journalist Geoff Williams.  He has some suggestions on how to duplicate your best employees.  I know that the CEO members in my two peer...

The Power of Curious Questions

In my CEO peer advisory groups my intention is very clear…to connect all the members as human beings and not as CEOs.  When this happens in a group, like your leadership team, a trust builds up and people become more transparent, willing to share things they...

Creating Your Company’s Culture

Below is an article I wrote for the July 2015 edition of Smart Business Magazine Create Your Company Culture Intentionally: Otherwise It Will Create Itself I am a huge advocate of core values, always urging my CEO members to hire, promote and fire to their company’s...

Some Thoughts on Mergers and Acquisitions.

If one of your strategies to grow your company is by acquiring similar companies in your field, perhaps even a competitor, consider this. One of the primary reasons mergers fail is the disconnect in culture between the two companies. I am always inquiring of my CEO...