Leadership

Five Years of CaboPress

I’m currently in Cabo San Lucas running the conference that I dreamed of six years ago and began running five years ago. I’ve written previously about how I designed this conference to be unique. Tonight, after the first full day of sessions, I’m delighted by what I’ve seen and experienced. And as I reflect, the …

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Leadership takes work

If you are the kind of person who likes to go with the flow, or never likes to have conflict, then a leadership role may not be something you pursue. Leadership takes work. Maybe the most frustrating dynamic is the nature of taking people where they don’t initially want to go. If everyone just said, …

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Every leader needs support

As leaders a lot of what you do is provide support for others. It’s what makes you a leader that others follow. But have you thought a lot about what you need? Have you thought about the kind of support you need? I’m not talking about virtual assistants and support to get your job done. …

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Go find your broom

I love everything I’ve ever read by or about John Wooden on leadership. Today I saw this quote and couldn’t help but bring it to you. John Wooden coached basketball at UCLA for a living, but his calling was to impact people, and with all those national championships, guess what he was found doing in …

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Learn to get out of the way

When you step into your first leadership role, you likely have a tiny voice that’s freaking you out. It’s simultaneously telling you that you’re not qualified for the job, while also reminding you that you’ll need all the answers to all the questions that come your way. The other day I walked into a frozen …

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Choosing to Network

Several years ago my buddy and his co-founder joined a technology accelerator. If you don’t know, these accelerators are organizations that help equip and accelerate startups. In short, they help the good ones succeed faster and provide insight to the others. My advice was counter-intuitive to my buddy. So much so that he didn’t take …

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