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Aug 29, 2023

When we have expectations of our team, we're frequently disappointed. When a project fails, we often attribute that failure to the team "not living up to expectations. 

But I see it as a failure in leadership. 

If we gain agreement from our team about the parameters of the assignment and create a plan for completing...

Aug 22, 2023

I've watched partnerships form, dissolve, and founders offer "equity" to employees and partners throughout my career. Most of those deals ended poorly!

Today I will explain why that is and offer Phantom Stock as an alternative. 

For more about phantom...

Aug 8, 2023

As I look at how I evaluate the difference I'm making in the world I realize that it's shifted significantly throughout my career. 

I'm curious, do you see similar shifts? Have you found better ways to accomplish your ambitions? 

Aug 1, 2023

Some issues come up in your agency, and you have a discussion, make a decision, and never have to talk about it again. 

But with other issues, the discussion keeps going around and around. Or you make a decision, but folks are always finding ways to make exceptions. 

That's a sign that we've found a tension to manage...