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A Skill Set for Life “An effective manager-as-coach asks questions instead of providing answers, supports employees instead of judging them, and facilitates their development instead of dictating what has to be done.” – Herminia Ibarra…
Looking Back at the Horizon Line “Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” — Zen Kōan Have you ever looked up and realized that where you are now is where you…
Adapting & Setting Limits “Our gut feelings are often the first to tell us there is a problem with someone’s behavior. Pay attention to your own gut when you’re in someone’s presence, or when…
Considering “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche One of the things that stood out to me in this conversation with Brad Feld…
What Are You Modeling? “One of the most important unspoken unnamed parts of being a leader is modeling.” – Jerry Colonna Leaders arrive at a certain point in their company’s trajectory wondering not only…
A Model for Growth If there’s one book I’ve recommended to every client this past year, it’s Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company’s Critical Functions and Teams by Matt Blumberg.…
Tickers “My wish is that employers start to put people first.” – Jerry Colonna Today’s Operators Manual mini-sode talks about the “Great Resignation” — that phenomenon in which folks don’t want…
How Are You Leading? “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu Today’s Operators…
The Right Questions “The important and difficult job is never to find the right answer; it is to find the right question.” – Peter Drucker We’ve been sitting on a new series of…
Getting Resourced “Oh, they say people come Say people go This particular diamond was extra special And though you might be gone And the world may not know Still I see you,…

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