• Become Your Own “Chief Entrepreneur Officer”

    By Kevin on October 11, 2016

    What defines the leader’s mindset? Do you want a master key to win in the age of disruption? Terence Mauri is an Entrepreneur Mentor in Residence (EMiR) at top ranked London Business School. In his new book, The Leader’s Mindset: How To Win In The Age of Disruption, Mauri...

  • Why You Must Write A Book (And How To Do It)

    By Kevin on October 10, 2016

    Are you exceptional in your field? On the cusp of taking the next step but don’t know how to make it happen? Would you like to be the one that gets called for TED or TEDx Talks? In her new release, You Must Write a Book: Boost Your Brand,...

  • From Arms Dealer To Software Entrepreneur

    By Kevin on September 18, 2016

    What can we learn from an international arms dealer? If you’re like me, when you think of arms dealing you imagine surreptitious deals, exotic locales, and high stakes negotiations with evil warlords. I assume American arms dealers look and act like Nicolas Cage in the movie Lord of War....

  • Hire Better People And You Won’t Need Rules

    By Kevin on September 15, 2016

    Previously I’ve written about the downside of rules at work and how rules can be replaced with Accountability and Transparency+Trust. In this article I’d like to explore the foundational solution, which is hiring great people. Do corporate rules really reflect a hidden hiring problem? What can we learn from...

  • Replace Rules With Transparency And Trust

    By Kevin on September 5, 2016

    We know that almost all rules and policies have bad outcomes so we need to replace rules with other means to influence employee behavior. Last week, I discussed how accountability can be used instead of rules. But is it possible to have no company rules at all? What needs...

  • Meeting Hacks From Branson, Zuck, and Dorsey

    By Kevin on September 5, 2016

    Would your organization like to hold meetings that are more efficient, more productive, and even more enjoyable? I’ve interviewed hundreds of billionaires, famous entrepreneurs, and leaders of the most successful companies in the world. In analyzing the meeting culture in these organizations, a few things began to stand out....

  • Use Accountability Instead Of Rules At Work

    By Kevin on August 30, 2016

    Is it possible to replace 90% of all company rules? Recently we explored “Why Good Companies Create Bad Rules” and “Why Good Rules at Work Inevitably Turn Out Bad.” So what is better than rules? How can we replace rules with something that still encourages the best behaviors? In...

  • Maximize Focus In An Open Office

    By Kevin on August 23, 2016

    How can you maintain focus and avoid distractions in an open office environment? This is a question I’m asked more and more frequently, as more of us are now working in an organization without cubicle walls, and sometimes without any office enclosures at all. Often called “boiler rooms,” it...

  • 3 Novels I Recently Read And Loved

    By Kevin on August 20, 2016

    I read about a book a week, but most of what I read is boring non-fiction. But when summer hits and I get some vacation time, I immediately start catching up on my fiction. Here are three novels I just finished that I absolutely loved… The Circle by Dave...

  • Beware Of Distant Elephants Before You Say Yes

    By Kevin on August 15, 2016

    Do you have trouble saying no? Do you ever look at your ridiculous day calendar and wonder, “Why in the world did I agree to all this?” The more responsibilities we gain in life, the shorter the days, months and years get. There simply isn’t enough time to get...

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