• 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.

  • Working With John: My CEO User Manual and Why You Need One

    July 24, 2022

    I am here to help you achieve your goals. I am your servant.

  • Tribe Vibes: The Secret to Avoiding Micromanagement

    November 24, 2021

    Micromanagement is a killer. All founders have trouble getting out of the weeds.

  • 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.

  • First Principles, Part 1: Seek Advice Early and Often

    February 19, 2021

    The biggest thing I learned in my time as CEO was how much I had to learn.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Secret to Being a Great CEO

    November 29, 2020

    I often ask myself if my success has been about sheer willpower.  

  • Tribe Vibes: 7 Secrets to Creating Magnetic Culture

    August 30, 2020

    The culture of a company can easily make or break it. Focus on making yours magnetic. 

  • #CEO Podcast: Why All Great Leaders Find Time for Solitude (with John Belizaire)

    June 20, 2020

    In this episode, join me as I explain how (and why) you should make solitude a core-component in your leadership strategy. Learn why effective leadership depends on solitude.

  • How to be an Antiracist CEO

    June 14, 2020

    The death of George Floyd and its aftermath is a stark reminder of a virus, deadlier than COVID, that has been here for 400 years. 

  • How to be a Wartime CEO

    April 17, 2020

    Coronavirus is a new opportunity to rise as a CEO.

  • 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. 

  • Tribe Vibes: Who is In Charge of What?

    November 24, 2019

    I have noticed a pattern in the 20 years I have been an entrepreneur, advisor, and CEO. Every time there is something wrong with a company, there is a recurring problem. Either someone is not doing their job, or they didn’t know it was their job. It’s more common than you think. A problem with

  • Antifragile: Building A Company That Goes Beyond Resilience, Part 2

    October 6, 2019

    The body is strong, the mind is weak.

  • Antifragile: Building A Company That Goes Beyond Resilience

    September 1, 2019

    Slipping on a banana and breaking your hip is fragile. Getting hit by a truck then getting up to walk to your hair appointment is resilient. But, getting one of your arms cut off then growing a new one the next day is beyond resilient — it’s antifragile. Sh*t happens in startups. (Amen, right?) I can relate.