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Leadership on a Stick

It’s State Fair time in Minnesota and that means vendors are vying for the most creative ways to put a variety of foods on a stick. It’s convenient for the fair-goer on the run. If only leadership could be done that way… HEY, wait a minute. That gives me an idea. Most...

You Just Hired a New Leader—Now What?

I just got a new employee. Okay, I actually got a new Aussie puppy, Firefly. Since I got her, I have felt like a CEO with a new team member. And, she’s reminding me of what I, and all CEOs with new team members, need to do. Get to know her and build trust. What are...

The ONE Resolution You Should Make as CEO in 2015

Chances are you took some time off over the holidays and were able to slow down and re-charge. How did that feel? Chances are, pretty darn good. As one of my clients said the other day, I really need to figure out how to keep that feeling now that I’m back to work!...

Fight or Flee: Mastering Your Emotional Brain

When our “emotional brain” kicks in, our primitive nature comes out. For example, our ancestors found it advantageous to, in the presence of a Saber Tooth Tiger, either fight or flee. As CEO, you aren’t likely to come face to face with that tiger, but I am fairly...