By Richard Lavin, Founder, LEVERAGEDWISDOM email@example.com Years ago I met Doug Tomkins, an incredibly successful young man who by his early 30 years had built a $100 million women’s clothing line distributing nationally to all the top department stores and
A LEVERAGEDWISDOM Member, founder and managing partner of a prominent accounting firm, once described his workforce as divided among Finders, Minders and Grinders. In the context of a professional services firm one can quickly imagine what these roles entail:
As an entrepreneurial CEO, owner, how do you benchmark your performance and that of your company as you go through the stages of growth and meet your “lifestyle” aspirations? If you’re like some CEOs I know, you may find yourself
A CEO’s perspective and vision are often defined by their routines. So, it is useful for them to break their routines in order to gain new perspectives. Example: Stand on your desk!!!
Being CEO/Owner means you have to make decisions in a timely and effective manner. Yes or No…Heads or Tails…Left or Right. At LEVERAGEDWISDOM, we’re all for a well-researched thoughtful measured decision making process that’s inclusive of others. After all we
At LEVERAGEDWISDOM we work on our Member CEO’s choke points often leading to unusual action steps. In military strategy, choke points are geographical features; such as bridge, valley, or strait which an army or navy is forced to pass through.
The Discipline of Market Leaders became a much revered business book in the mid-90s. At LEVERAGEDWISDOM the book generated vigorous discussion and ultimately disagreement with the authors. Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema claimed that market leadership derived from choosing one
Among the members of LEVERAGEDWISDOM is a new generation of entrepreneurs, including the sons and daughters of former members. I call them “Educated – Inventive – Driven.” This new generation “gets” what LEVERAGEDWISDOM is all about and is predisposed to
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If you survived the economic tsunami of the last 36 months, you know that not everyone lost their house, but everyone got wet, and some came out soaked to the bone. John Keynes, the influential British economist, once said “the