Business Nantucket Sleighride

Beware of chasing large enterprise “whale” customers lest they drag you on a business Nantucket Sleighride

Business Lessons from Navy SEALs

My summary of the book Extreme Ownership and the key business lessons from Navy SEALs

Face to Face Tandem Interview

The Face to Face Tandem Interview is a 3 hour interview. 1 person asks the questions and 1 person observes the candidate’s body language and takes notes

Reference Check Interview

Reference check interviews must be conducted before any hiring decisions are made. Implement a hiring policy: “No reference checks = No job offer.” 

How to Hire A-Players

My summarized version of the Topgrading methodology that will significantly increase your chances of hiring A-Players for every role

Measure Results, Not Hours.

Measure results, not hours. It’s not about face-time at the office (or virtual equivalent), it’s about delivering visible results.

No excuses culture

To create a high-performance, no excuses culture, start by implementing these management best practices.

Does writing down goals really work?

The 1953 Yale goal setting study is a myth. Does writing down goals actually work? Yes, but with provisos.

Open vs Closed Door Management

Carve out 2 hours of uninterrupted time to get “The One Thing” done every day. Then set aside “open door” times for team members to speak with you.

The 70-20-10 Ratio

The 70-20-10 ratio has several applications: Time allocation in meetings; Resource allocation for driving innovation, Job training

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