Traditionally, this is a week during which most Americans enjoy gorging on turkey, feasting on football and diving into a smorgasbord of shopping deals. But as the CEO of a small business, it's also a time for me to reflect on everyone that I'm so grateful for having in my life -- not just on Thanksgiving, but every day of the year.
While there is much talk about developing stronger leaders, what seems a more present reality is that followers have become much more empowered to actively - and sometimes passively - reject leaders they no longer are willing to follow.
Every fall the San Francisco Business Times issues their ...
When leading change, keep what is best about your culture and rotate around your strengths.
The company I co-founded is now ten years old. While we're an investment firm, many of the things I've learned as CEO transcend any particular industr...
During the last 14 years, we had everything but a leader. To secure the achievements and overcome the massive challenges, it's the right time to review quickly the unprecedented achievements of the last fourteen years as well as the challenges that remain and lie ahead.
Technology connects us, but changes the nature of our relationships. We have more "friends" than ever, but lack the bonding we yearn for. These problems are multiplied for leaders.
Just 100 CEOs have company retirement assets that are equal to the entire retirement account savings of 41 percent of American families. On average, these 100 CEOs' nest eggs are worth more than $49.3 million. That's enough to generate a $277,686 monthly retirement check for the rest of their lives.
My family and I are huge fans of the international phenomenon we know today as Cirque du Soleil. We are amazed and dazzled with each show and wonder how they can continue to innovate and surprise their audiences time and again.
There is a lot written about how to work smarter, not harder. But both are really important. First thing to remember: It is really important to work as smart as possible. But it is also important to work really hard if you want to accomplish great things.
We The People: The Market Basket Effect is a documentary that focuses on the dramatic relationship of the Demoulas family over control of their $4 billion supermarket chain, Market Basket. I spoke with Robert Friedman and Ted Leonsis about the production of their film.
The older I become, I have come to accept certain things about myself: being aware of my limits and my comfort level with imperfection. These hard-earned traits allow me to celebrate the wiring that brought me to where I am today -- both professionally and personally.
What are the benefits of staying calm? What are the disadvantages of staying calm? There are a few parts to this question because it's not as simple as it reads.
Almost everyone faces challenges with recruiting, administration, expense and revenue pressures, etc. Yet these are often the times enhancing scalability can make the difference between surviving and thriving.
what do the words of Paracelsus, Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest, mean? "Let no man be another's who can be his own," or more simply, just be yourself. The enemy of ambiguity is clarity. Be clear whenever you can.
What I have been searching for, and have not yet been able to discern is the ingredient that makes some corporate leaders turn their backs on the conventional wisdom (I would argue it is herd mentality not wisdom) and reject the on maximizing short term 'shareholder return.'