19
Nov

As leaders, it is easy to get caught up in performing well enough to get the next promotion. If that performance helps both you and the organization, then it is probably the right way to lead. If it helps only you, then you are leading no one but yourself. Reflecting on the leadership legacy of […]

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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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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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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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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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18
Mar

We watched Sheldon on Undercover Boss and were mesmerized by his authenticity.  We have watched many episodes of this show, but not many leaders touched us the way Sheldon did.  When we reached out to Sheldon to learn more about his leadership style, he offered to spend one hour with Aneil–but they ended up spending […]

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11
Mar

We want to introduce you to all of the leaders profiled in our new book. You have met some of them before in our first book and some of them are new. All of them have inspired us to think more deeply about what it means to be a trustworthy leader because of the way […]

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17
Apr

Here’s a good news story you certainly don’t see everyday: OMGPOP — the creator of the popular Draw Something game available for both iPhone and Android — was sold last month for $210 million to social gaming company Zynga Inc. This was a huge boon to the once-struggling start-up that was close to going bust, according to Fortune. A few […]

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