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June 15, 2015

Great Leaders, Veiled Vanity & Forgiveness

By Dave Chase

Today’s definition of a great leader has evolved.  Power, prestige, position have displaced others as pre-eminent qualities of a great leader.  I recently read a terrific post on Harvard Business ...

June 15, 2015

Which Famous Entreprenuer are You?

By Dave Chase

Many of us are entrepreneurs in one fashion or another.  The core of entrepreneurship is an individual who manages any enterprise, usually with considerable risk and intiative.  With 40 individuals ...

June 05, 2015

What a CEO wants from their CFO Part 1

By Dave Chase

Hello.  My name is Dave C.  I…am a CFO.  That’s what I do well.  I fancy myself as meriting a few other monikers like Strategist, Leader and Adrenaline Junkie.  Are these appropriate qualitie...

May 20, 2015

Entrepreneur America Begins at Home

By Dave Chase

Our passion and mission is ensuring that entrepreneur America is alive, well, and continually improving. Everyone should have a shot at entrepreneurial greatness. By setting a proper foundation and us...

May 15, 2015

Execution Trumps…(insert any other business strategem)

By Dave Chase

Execution in business, simply defined for me as getting things done in a timely manner, has long been a passion of mine.  It started for me when at Honeywell I was mentored by the Larry Bossidy, our ...

May 13, 2015

Warren’s Words of Wisdom

By JB Henriksen

Many of us have become Warren Buffet fans over the years.  I am a Buffet fan because he is such a down to earth genuine person and that has made him successful (as opposed to some people who say he ...

May 05, 2015

Does it Pay to be a Nice Boss?

By JB Henriksen

I read an interesting article from the Harvard Business Review written my good friend Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy (perhaps the best professor I ever had the chance to take a class from at the University of Ut...

April 30, 2015

Leadership & Self Deception

By Dave Chase

We are seekers of learning.  Frequently, among our partners and team, we are sharing the best books we are reading.  I was prompted, yet again, to share a little about some of the best books we've e...

April 22, 2015

How will you measure your life?

By JB Henriksen

One of my all-time favorite books is Clayton Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life?. I try to read it once every couple of years. I have started reading it again this year and it has rea...

April 15, 2015

The One Key to Success? Grit.

By Dave Chase

Success - there are many theories about what ultimately leads to success and many of them are enormously helpful. I know I’m not unique in my belief that as I study and learn about leadership and su...

February 23, 2015

Jerks

By Dave Chase

Jack Welch recently wrote about this unique question, Do You Have a Jerk Problem.  While I never worked for Jack directly, I did work for his #2 man Larry Bossidy, who came and ran AlliedSignal/Honey...

February 10, 2015

I love meetings!

By Dave Chase

Perhaps I should clarify. I love effective meetings.  But, over the years I have been a party to some real doozies.  Meetings that ran far longer than expected, meetings that descended into shouting...

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