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When in Doubt, Estimate

"When in doubt, estimate. When in an emergency, guess. But be sure to go back and clean up the mess when the real numbers come along."...

On Delegation

The ability to delegate effectively is directly related to a business leader's capacity to scale up. There are problems here, however....

Why It's Called Trellis Group

I started this company and called it Trellis Group because of twin convictions: First, I was (and still am!) convinced that management is...

Making the Most of a Bad Situation

My neighbor drives a red Audi hatchback with a bumper sticker that reads: Existence is pain. I chuckle every time I drive past it. I...

The Golden Rule of Meetings

The Golden Rule of Meetings: Make them no longer than they need to be. Three ways to accomplish this: Have an agenda. Communicate it...

Take Action

We put our house on the market a while back, and the very next day the front window shattered due to an unfortunate combination of my...

3 Steps to Reclaiming Work / Life Sanity

Many of us were thrust into working from home over a year ago, rather against our will and without much preparation. Now, the impacts of...

The Fiddleleaf Fig Tree Parable

A while back, while wandering through Costco, I noticed a fiddleleaf fig tree. Somewhere between the hard-shell kayaks and hardcover book...

How to Make Remote Work More Effective

If you're managing remote employees, it's easy to get disconnected and out of sync. A few days or a week goes by, and you've forgotten...

How to Be an Effective Mentor

It's an honor to be a mentor in the life of another. You have something powerful to contribute to another's success, and your investment...

How to Make Success Clear

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Define What Right Looks Like

If you'd like to receive this in your inbox every Tuesday and Friday morning, click here. A leader takes the responsibility to define...