What makes a great CEO? Or NOT!

As a leader and an executive, it’s natural to have self-doubt. If you’re not constantly evaluating your own potential and skills, you’re limiting your opportunity for success (and you may be a narcissist). Therefore, thinking introspectively about things like “what makes a great CEO?” is important. On the heels of evaluating such a critical question, I suggest you examine this …

The Most Important Decision Made: Saying “Yes”

“Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.” — Malcolm Gladwell My own decision made: This week marks an important milestone for our firm. We are proud to have opened our newest and fifth office; that’s right, we’re expanding our presence in the Midwest and excited to be an integral part of Kansas City! In the …

From Start-Up to C-Suite: 3 Critical Components of Entrepreneurial Thinking

Last fall, Uber asked me to vet 25 start-up pitches from local entrepreneurs (all women) competing with others in select cities for a chance at $150,000 in tech funding in its “Fueling the Growth” initiative called UberPITCH. I spent the better part of an afternoon in an Uber car listening to these bright CEOs give back-to-back pitches for 5 minutes …