Warren Buffett’s Advice For Me When We Met

This weekend marks the 90th birthday of Warren Buffett who is one of the greatest investors and one of the wisest and highest-quality people I’ve met in my life. And he is one of my few role models. Back in 2004 when I was finishing my MBA, I was fortunate  Read More >

14 Growth Acceleration Drivers to Create Value at a PE/VC Portfolio Company

Today financial engineering is not sufficient to create value and position a company for a strong exit with great ROI.  Smart Private Equity / VC expansion-stage & growth-stage investors take a partnership approach to collaborate with C-Level executives at the portfolio companies to create value and drive sales, marketing and  Read More >

Managing: Bringing Out the Best in People

One of the best books I give new managers is Alan Loy McGinnis’s Bringing Out the Best in People.  It’s a rare book that most people have not heard of or read but it’s definitely one of the best in my library on management and leadership.   One of the reasons that this  Read More >

Building Teams: Creating a Successful Organizational Culture

A couple of years ago I wrote “What is a Company Culture and why CEOs must care?“.  There I mentioned that there is no universal definition of an organizational culture.  But how can we then define culture? Let’s start with Wikipedia – Wikipedia defines Organizational Culture as follows: a company culture is  Read More >

Leading Teams: Adaptive & Situational Servant Leadership

A lot of folks in the business world have senior titles but don’t understand how to lead. There is a difference between managing people and actually being a true leader. Many managers are task-masters who know how to control and crack the whip, not how to lead. Dwight D. Eisenhower,  Read More >

Building Teams: Leadership Lessons for CEOs from 150+ Books on Leadership (Over 20+ Years of Reading)

Here is what I learned reading well over 150+ books on Leadership (over 20+ years of reading)
Over the past 20+ years I’ve always had an interest in Team and Organizational Leadership and have read well over 150+ books on the topic of Leadership (including insights from biographies on leaders like Washington, Lincoln, Churchill, Carnegie, and many modern executives and leaders, etc.).  I think it was only  Read More >

The CHAMP System

The CHAMP System includes these key areas: CHAMP Selling Methodology CHAMP Sales Process CHAMP Sales Leadership & Sales Coaching CHAMP Sales Metrics & KPIs CHAMP Elevator Pitch & Unique Value Proposition System CHAMP Negotiations