20
Sep

A recent article in Inc had me scratching my head: the author believes that you cannot hire for culture fit because entrepreneurs who build the business will have a fire in their belly that later hires may not, such as working long hours. I agree that working long hours is necessary to build a new […]

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14
Aug

With so many formulas and ideas floating around about trust and what it takes to become a trustworthy leader, we thought we’d share ours again.  Some folks try to make trust complex, some simplify it, but our take on trust will hopefully be easy to remember: we call it the ROCC of Trust.  Is someone […]

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22
Jul

We have a list of trustworthy folks linked to our blog and I wanted to profile one today. Beleza is a fair trade shop in Cameron Village, located just a few miles from my office in Raleigh, NC. I met the owners, Philip and Sara Dail, when I wanted to introduce my MBA students to […]

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28
May

If you are ever in Greensboro, NC, you MUST stay at the Proximity Hotel. It is a beautiful LEED Platinum certified hotel and we had the pleasure of staying there one 4th of July. Aneil got to know the owner, Dennis Quaintance, when he invited him to be a guest speaker to his MBAs at […]

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13
May

We met Dr. Rubin many years ago when our kids were in kindergarten together. We thought that he might be a good doctor to help Aneil with his sinus issues when we remembered his license plate: mucus. Bruce K. Rubin, MD received his BS, Master of Engineering, and MD degrees from Tulane University in New […]

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9
May

We’ve been thinking about how you build strong ties on a team when the team members are busy, are extremely competitive (with themselves and others), yet will ultimately be better off if they forge a strong bond among them. It reminds me of my year in Leadership Winston-Salem. In addition to our monthly meetings where […]

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8
May

This is National Nurses Week. We shouldn’t really need a week to remember and thank the nurses in our lives who make such a huge difference, but it is great to have time to stop and say thank-you. I have a feeling that many nurses work hard during a crisis and then never see folks […]

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2
May

We were so excited to read this article about two of our favorite guys from Winston-Salem: Mayor Allen Joines and Jeff “Smitty” Smith. Both are true leaders of Winston-Salem–one officially and one un-officially. Mayor Joines was our neighbor in Winston-Salem. The day we moved in, he walked over with a gift basket to welcome us […]

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8
Apr

Dr. Brent Senior is an ENT at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.  We met Dr. Senior many years ago when Aneil was looking for a second opinion.  We discovered then that Dr. Senior is a fellow Michigan Wolverine, and we became fast friends. We also discovered that many other patients visit Dr. Senior from […]

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1
Apr

Aneil invited Ted to campus after he saw him interviewed on CNN. Ted was gracious enough to travel from Vermont to NC to talk to Aneil’s MBA students and we were intrigued by Ted’s leadership style. Even though Rhino Foods is privately owned, he opens the books to his employees so that they know how […]

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