HOW TO SCALE: The Problem with Personality Leadership

HOW TO SCALE:  The Problem with Personality Leadership

A lot of great entrepreneurs are essentially unicorns.  Smart, creative, high energy, enormous drive, and the ability to move people—they are not your average anything.  They can withstand the pressure and risks associated with starting a business and they have the smarts and willpower to run one. 

These “Personality Leaders” win because THEY can do things that other people can’t.   And that’s what gets them into trouble.

MANAGEMENT: 3 Questions to Ask When You're Thinking About Firing Someone

MANAGEMENT:  3 Questions to Ask When You're Thinking About Firing Someone

Our job as leaders is to run profitable enterprises that can continue to serve customers well and be a good opportunity for our other employees.  Keeping bad, unskilled, or ineffective people is a luxury most companies cannot afford to indulge in for long.  If you can’t afford to keep someone, if they aren’t needed, aren’t a fit, or they ARE an active problem it’s better for BOTH of you and for the organization to professionally transition them out. 

These are three smart questions to ask yourself when you're no longer sure someone is a good fit.

Better Meetings: 9 Signs You’re Better Off Cancelling That Meeting Than Having It

Better Meetings:  9 Signs You’re Better Off Cancelling That Meeting Than Having It

Meetings are one of the most expensive things your company does.  Not only do they burn TIME, and a lot of it, bad meetings also burn energy and momentum.  If you’re consistently seeing a lot of the behaviors below, you’re probably better off cancelling your meeting than you are having it.

Plus, what's really going wrong and what to do about it.