On Biking & Business: The Nail in My Tire
The other morning I was riding through Portola Valley when a nail pierced my tire. It was quite impressive. I must have hit the nail at just the right angle for it to enter the tire and exit next to the rim.Read More
On Biking & Business: The Hill Climbing Gear
When I booked my Backroads bike trip to Alaska I had just two months to train. I dusted off my road bike and started riding. I knew it would be important to up my mileage and to get in a lot of hills to match the challenges I’d face in Alaska.Read More
Dread Giving Feedback? Here’s a Formula that Works
Even the best managers and leaders stumble when giving feedback precisely because of the sensitive nature of this dynamic. Very few people have learned how to give feedback effectively.Read More
5 Keys to Managing Your Team for Effectiveness and Efficiency
We’ve been fortunate to work on some extraordinary teams and I’ve learned countless lessons about how high performing teams function. But I’ve learned just as much, if not more, from the teams that weren’t so hot (and I’ve been on a few of those!) The truly low performing teams are a no-brainer.Read More
Why Even Bad Innovation is Good
Andrew Hargadon’s article in Strategy+Business, Bad Innovation is Just What Your Company Needs, makes a case for innovation regardless of whether or not it results in a new hit product or market disruption. This argument is similar to our assertion in our book, The Moonshot Effect, that launching a Moonshot brings benefits – the effect – that go well beyond a successful business outcome...Read More
Why Go the Extra Mile to Recruit Talented Female Board Directors? Not for the Reasons We’ve Been Told.
When I started reading Kim Elsesser’s Forbes article, The Truth About Women’s Impact on Corporate Boards (It’s Not Good News), the “not good news” part gave me pause – until I read the article...Read More
Are Women Leaders Bolder than Men?
Harvard Business Review published an article in April that highlights a study of boldness between male and female leaders. The researchers created a “boldness index” of seven behaviors, then compared these between men and women using their 360-degree review database of 75,000 leaders. These bold leaders...Read More