Tag Archives: leadership

How to scale up your agency: a fresh approach

A colleague and I were discussing “leadership” and what that truly meant.  We came up with this analogy, which I hope you’ll enjoy. Imagine you move rocks for a living.  The more rocks you move, the more you’re paid.  You don’t move rocks, you don’t get paid.  Thus, you understand… Read more »

When I lived in Salt Lake City

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In his new book “Zero to One” and in this awesome Stanford startup lecture, Peter Thiel talks about how companies need to differentiate such that you have no competitors. That sounds ridiculous, if you’re a consultant, since there are so many other consultants out there beating their chests, all saying they’re… Read more »

Wayne Elsey Says Almost Isn’t Good Enough

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 It took me three cross-country flights to finish Wayne’s book. It’s 161 pages of simple but powerful language.  You want to hear the essence  of someone who left the corporate world and built one of the largest non-profits in the world—one that has donated 15 million pairs of  shoes?  Want… Read more »

Why People Fail (Must be present to win)

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Perhaps a pessimistic title— I’ve had my fair share of failure, so I thought I’d share my understanding of what causes that to happen in companies and projects that I’ve worked on. The main reason?  Not starting.  Yes, it really is that simple.  People have all kinds of reasons why… Read more »