• Why How Smart You Are Has Nothing To Do With How Successful You’ll Be As a CEO

    September 26, 2022

    The journey as CEO is a long one.   You won’t be able to rely purely on your god-given raw intelligence for the whole trip.

  • Lateral Thinking: The Best Tool for Solving Impossible Problems

    April 16, 2022

    There is no way to escape impossible problems on the entrepreneurial journey. Often, the solution lies in Lateral Thinking, changing our perception of the problem.

  • Greenlights and 5 Books I loved in 2021

    February 6, 2022

    McConaughey's Greenlights and our annual list of favorite books

  • The Gift of Fear

    September 19, 2021

    Today, we CEOs experience fear and think it is a natural emotion...

  • Tribe Vibes: The Lily Pad Theory

    September 4, 2021

    Communication is at the root of all business strengths—and weaknesses.

  • The Myth of Work-Life Balance

    April 23, 2021

    Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.

  • 5 Podcasts that Make Me a Smarter CEO

    February 27, 2021

    Podcasts can be a great escape from the day-to-day grind of being a CEO.

  • Why the Best CEOs Are Curious: A Chat with Corey Thomas

    January 24, 2021

    A leader’s job is to create the environment and the context where people can actually do the most, accomplish the most, and teams can be the most impactful.

  • Leadership in Crisis: What We Can Learn from Governor Andrew Cuomo

    January 10, 2021

    We never plan for a crisis.  When we are in the midst of one, it feels like an endless mountain to climb.  

  • Pain, Joy, and Learning in 2020

    December 31, 2020

    As I reflect on 2020, I see a real lesson in resilience.  2020 was full of pain, joy, and learning. 

  • Cancel All Your Meetings, Except These

    December 13, 2020

    It’s not about the meetings; it’s about the right meetings.

  • Leadership in Crisis: What We Can Learn from Winston Churchill

    November 16, 2020

    So much has been written about Churchill, some good and some bad. 

  • Why We Sleep and My 2020 Summer Reading

    November 11, 2020

    Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day.

  • #CEO Podcast: Culture Should be Curious-Are You Inspiring Curiosity in Your Team? (with Corey Thomas)

    July 11, 2020

    Corey Thomas isn’t in the role he thought he’d be as Chairman and CEO of Rapid7, but 7 years, a ton of successes, a failure or 3 and an impressive and enviable culture, show that sometimes our paths lead us exactly where we belong. 

  • #CEO Podcast: 7 Books Every Startup CEO Should Read (with David Cancel)

    July 11, 2020

    Are you a know-it-all or a learn-it-all? If you chose the latter, you’ll appreciate the top 5 marketing books David Cancel — Founder and CEO of Drift — can’t stop rereading.

  • Easy is Boring: My 2020 Mantra

    March 8, 2020

    Keeping teams motivated is really hard. But, if you are only focused on what amazing thing you can personally do, you are missing the point. 

  • 5 Reasons Why CEOs Make Bad Decisions and How to Avoid Them

    February 23, 2020

    It’s time to fire my gut.As a CEO, I have a bias for action and often make decisions with my gut.

  • 8 Books I Couldn’t Put Down in 2019

    February 17, 2020

    Its like weightlifting for the brain. Last year, I decided to focus on leaders.