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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

Data Center Flexing: Flexential CEO Chris Downie

How is COVID-19 impacting the data center business? What can rugby teach us about leadership? How does a company compete with the likes of Google and Microsoft for technical talent? I discussed all this and more with Chris Downie, CEO …

|24 Jun 2020

Business Forecasts: Cloudy with a Chance of Futility

Nobel Prize-winning economist Ken Arrow started his career as a weather officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He worked with a group responsible for preparing long-range weather forecasts for military leaders. As a trained statistician, …

|26 May 2020