In The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership Growth & Success, we outline four ways we typically engage others.  We connect, network, optimize and accelerate.  We defined optimize in terms of what happens when peers work together toward a common goal – when they chase perfection in the pursuit of excellence.  […]

I started my day yesterday with a visit to Expert DOJO in Santa Monica, CA where I met with Brian Mac Mahon and Dustin Dye.   Brian is the head honcho and Dustin is the membership guru – yes, their real titles ;-).  Expert DOJO is what the website describes as  a “one-stop success factory” for

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I think a lot of Red Sox fans would agree that without the heroics of David Ortiz (Big Papi), the story going into this year’s postseason might have focused on the prospect of a match-up between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs and which team might finally break their respective curse.  What fewer

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When I thought about a headline before writing this post, the first thing that popped into my head was what you see here, “Collaboration Trumps Competition.”  I didn’t connect it to the presidential election at first and yet it’s fitting. So here we go.  Regardless of whether you’re a Trump or Clinton supporter, the tenor

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Yesterday, I spoke to an audience of CEOs and business leaders at the Vistage Executive Summit in Washington, DC.  I was doubly excited about having been invited because I not only knew it would be a great event, but I’d also get to visit my youngest daughter who lives in DC.  I arrived a day

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In the October issue of Harvard Business Review, Michael Beer, Magnus Finnström and Derek Schrader wrote a piece titled Why Leadership Training Fails — and What to Do About It.  I’d like to share the comment I left on HBR’s site and expand upon it a bit. I really enjoyed the article! It offers solid

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Yesterday, I embarked on a four mile hike in Crested Butte, CO (one of my favorite spots on the planet) to enjoy the fall aspens and a magnificent panorama that lacked any of the traffic or the stop lights of southern California.  To paint a more complete picture, I spent part of my hike listening

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Using our new P–E–E–R method for telling peer advantage stories, read Xavi Gutierrez’s* story and consider submitting one of your own using this simple outline.  To review the guidelines for submitting stories, click here! *The member’s name and other details in this story have been changed to protect member confidentiality. Preface Xavi Gutierrez is the Founder

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Imagine being the founder of what you believe will be the next great company.  You’re in the embryonic stages of forming your organization.  You know you’re headed down a long and lonely road, and a potentially rewarding one, assuming you don’t screw it up!   Now consider what it would be like to be approached by

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Last week, my friend Phil and I drove to Petco Park for the third game of the three game series between the Boston Red Sox and the San Diego Padres.  We live in San Diego, but we both grew up in the Boston area.  If you know anything about Red Sox fans, you know we

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