July 10, 2018

How CEOs Manage Time: an Ambitious HBR study

By Dave Chase

Harvard Business Review, and more specifically Michael Porter, recently completed an ambitious study of time management by top CEOs.  Their executive assistants were taught to rigorously record how t...

February 28, 2018

Why the Best CEOs Do ‘Less’

By Dave Chase

As I exited a youthful mindset and began to mature in my thinking about life (read: life wasn’t always about me) I had a few key realizations.  These realizations have helped me remove the clutter ...

January 15, 2018

Be a Better Leader and Be Present

By Dave Chase

Awakening I’ve had a significant personal awakening in the past 18 months.  Whereas I once genuinely felt I was a good listener and empathizer before, I experienced a pretty stark realization mid-...

November 27, 2017

Great Leaders Disagree & Commit

By Dave Chase

When I made a move from the East Coast to the Intermountain West, I found myself in what some might call a radically different work environment. Some fans of a more direct approach might call it “ho...

November 23, 2017

Empathy and Leadership – The Power Duo

By Dave Chase

As I sat in a packed room a week ago listening to an almost mythical figure, the CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella, I found myself fully drawn in. Here was a longtime employee of a company long viewed as...

November 22, 2017

How to be a CEO…From 525 Interviews

By Dave Chase

So, you've interviewed 525 interviews CEOs over 10 years?  That gives you street cred.  When I read the NY Times article titled, "How to be a CEO, From a Decade's Worth of Them," I was impressed, in...

July 31, 2017

The Secret to Cash Flow Management

By Dave Chase

When it comes to handling your business’ cash flow, it’s hard to know which advice to follow. So many different approaches can muddle the clear picture and vastly downplay the difficulties of gain...

July 06, 2017

5 Steps to More Effective Communication

By Dave Chase

I can vividly recall a conversation I had with a gentleman that knocked on my door about 10 years ago. After I opened the door, we stood there for about 10 minutes, each trying to communicate -- him, ...

June 29, 2017

Lessons From Michael Scott

By Dave Chase

Think “What Would Michael Scott Do?” And Then Don’t When it comes to running a business, no one has more terrible advice than The Office’s very own Michael Scott. All jokes aside, we decide...

May 31, 2017

3 Tips to Grow (and Keep Growing) Your Company

By Dave Chase

While the goal of every business is to grow, it’s nearly impossible to know how fast it’ll come or how extensive. Unless your hidden talent is seeing the future, a good amount of decision-making w...

April 28, 2017

The Current State of Venture Capital in 24 Brilliant Charts

By Dave Chase

Pitchbook's periodic review of the state of Venture Capital is traditionally very insightful.  Their most current installment did not disappoint. Why Should I Care? You might wonder, 'Why should I ...

April 28, 2017

4 Balancing Acts That Can Help You Be a Better Leader

By Dave Chase

Being a great leader is much easier said than done. What qualities one person or team admires in a manager, another detests. Behaviors that seem great in theory often crash and burn in practice. Strik...

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