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Bezos and Scott Stepping Down as CEOs: Why Now?

Jeff Bezos and Kendra Scott announced this week that they are stepping down as CEOs to become Executive Chairmen* of their respective companies. Bezos has been at the helm of Amazon for 26 years while Scott started her jewelry business …

|05 Feb 2021

4 Traits of the Most Talented Job Candidates

Traits to look for when you need to find talent I recently wrote that hiring “oddballs” can give your company a competitive advantage. Non-conformists bring a diversity of talent, thought, and skills that can boost creativity and productivity. But what …

|15 Dec 2020

Donald Trump Leadership Redux

This article applies Donald Trump’s leadership to my model of CEO leadership. I think the post holds up pretty well five years after I published it. Hopefully today’s election results will be finalized sooner rather than later, finally determining if …

|03 Nov 2020

Conformity Kills: Hire Outliers to Create Strong Cultures

Strong cultures are built upon diversity of thought and perspective. Cultivating a shared focus on talent and performance above all else gives CEOs a competitive advantage.   “Is your desk neat or disorganized?” the hiring manager asked my colleague during …

|22 Sep 2020

One Financial Platform to Rule Them All: OneStream Software CEO Tom Shea

OneStream Software CEO and co-founder Tom Shea has a unique blend of technical, financial, and leadership expertise. As his career began, he was really an engineer cloaked as an accountant. The engineering side finally won out and led to him …

|29 Jul 2020