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The Key to Acting Like a Business Owner

What does it mean for employees to act like business owners? If an employee acts like a business owner, is it a result of financial incentives, personality, or a combination of both? These questions came to mind while reading an article about Tony’s Diner in the...

Why Hire a CEO Advisor?

“When we buy a product [or service], we essentially ‘hire’ something [or someone] to get a job done”, says Clayton Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, in his new book “Competing Against Luck”. Why Hire a CEO...

The End of Bad Executive Team Meetings

My client, CEO of a large financial services firm, drummed his fingers on the table and looked out the window. It was beautiful outside, the first warm and sunny day of spring. Inside, the fourth PowerPoint…

The Best CEOs Possess These Presidential Virtues

For the past several years, I have made a hobby of reading biographies of U.S. presidents. So far, I have studied all the 20th century presidents starting with Theodore Roosevelt, the first seven presidents (Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams and...