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On Biking & Business: The Nail in my Tire

The other morning I was riding through Portola Valley when a nail pierced my tire. It was quite impressive. I must have hit the nail at just the right angle for it to enter the tire and exit next to … Continue reading

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Do You Avoid Giving Feedback? Here’s a Formula that Works

For many people, just hearing the phrase “I’d like to give you some feedback” triggers a flight or fight response. They’re on high alert before you even start the conversation. This conversation can be just as difficult for the person … Continue reading

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5 Keys to Managing Your Team Effectiveness and Efficiency

(Originally published on AlleyPost) We’ve been fortunate to work on some extraordinary teams and I’ve learned countless lessons about how high performing teams function. But I’ve learned just as much, if not more, from the teams that weren’t so hot … Continue reading

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Backroads Biking Trip in Alaska Reveals Valuable Business Insights

I just returned from a six-day bike trip in Alaska with the active travel company Backroads. The trip was superb. Jaw-dropping natural beauty, fantastic food, unbelievable guides, great equipment and routes, 17 new friends from the US and Brazil, and … Continue reading

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The Moonshot Effect Podcast on Emergingwomen.com

(Original post by Chantal Pierrat on Emergingwomen.com. Listen here) I recently learned a new word that I LOVE: moonshot. It sounds so feminine, but with this deep undercurrent of disruption of the status quo. Inspired by President Kennedy’s massive efforts … Continue reading

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Three Practices That Keep Critical Projects On Track

by Kate Purmal and Lisa Goldman Here’s a common lament we hear from senior executives: “My team left the off-site planning meeting fully energized, but when it came to getting the initiative off the ground, we stalled. If we can’t … Continue reading

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Strategy: Invest Aggressively in Three Areas

This must-read article by Chris Zook in Harvard Business Review argues that the best way to invest is not to spread your money around evenly, but instead invest aggressively – 10x the typical investment – in three areas:

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