Finders, Minders & Grinders: What’s Your Role?

28 Aug
August 28, 2012
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A LEVERAGEDWISDOM Member, founder and managing partner of a prominent accounting firm, once described his workforce as divided among Finders, Minders and Grinders. In the context of a professional services firm one can quickly imagine what these roles entail: Read more →

The Next Entrepreneurial Generation: Still Lonely at the Top

21 Aug
August 21, 2012
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Among the members of LEVERAGEDWISDOM is a new generation of entrepreneurs, including the sons and daughters of former members. I call them “Educated – Inventive – Driven.”

This new generation “gets” what LEVERAGEDWISDOM is all about and is predisposed to collaborative thinking and peer process.  What took their parents years to acknowledge, “That no one of us is as smart as all of us,” these new leaders have already embraced as part of their educational process. Read more →

Quitter, Camper, Climber: Who’s on Your Team?

14 Aug
August 14, 2012
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I met Doug Tomkins when we were both in our 30’s. He was building successful business including North Face and Esprit. He was selling several hundred million dollars of merchandise.

I had built five women’s boutiques, struggling to manage my success and fearful of growing further beyond my skills. Eager to learn and curious as to how he had accomplished his success, I asked a lot of questions. Where do you get your ideas? How did you get started? How did you finance your growth? What made you…? Read more →

Wisdom of Crowds

09 May
May 9, 2012
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“No one of us is as smart as all of us” or The Wisdom of Crowds.

A LEVERAGEDWISDOM Member recently summed up his meeting day experience by declaring, that it seemed “No one of us is as smart as all of us.” He had presented to the assembled CEOs a troubling issue about a long time key employee. He had come to believe his CFO’s level of competency no longer matched the demands of the organization. Read more →

This will be for “the “S” curve of life and business.

16 Jan
January 16, 2012
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