Transform Your Tech Company From Good to Great (1/7) – Level 5 Leadership

Published on February 1, 2013

This post is part of my series on how to apply the concepts of the book Good to Great to tech companies. In this post I’m going to talk about Level 5 Leadership, it’s significance in tech companies, how to cultivate it, and some examples of Level 5 Leaders in the tech industry.

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Struggle Is the Prerequisite For Greatness [+Video]

Published on December 10, 2012

The past few years have been very challenging for me, both physically and mentally. Running a business is a stressful, draining task, especially when stacked on top of challenges in my personal life as well. I’ve long wondered how others experience and deal with these kinds of stressful scenarios.

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The New Era of Workforce-as-a-Service Is Here

Published on December 7, 2012

Last week, I attended a fireside chat event with Gary Swart, the CEO of oDesk, where I was blown away by the concept of an on-demand online workforce and how Gary predicts by 2020, one in every three employees in the workforce will work remotely online.

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Learn From Yammer and Become an Adaptive Tech Company

Published on December 5, 2012

Yammer is a social enterprise software vendor that was recently acquired by Microsoft for $1.2B….

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How To Transform Your Tech Company From Good To Great

Published on October 16, 2012

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great.” This is the sentence Jim Collins starts his famous book, Good to Great. Good to Great is one of my personal favourites as I believe it’s not worth it or motivating enough to be in business where we are not building something great.

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Richard Branson’s Alternative Approach To – Hire Slow, Fire Fast – When Dealing With Poor Performers

Published on September 21, 2012

I’ve recently moved to San Francisco to open a 7Geese office here, and for the…

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7 Lessons We Can Learn From Geese to Succeed at Work

Published on July 12, 2012

Geese are fascinating creatures and for many reasons, our company name and logo represent seven…

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Social Goals: a Buzzword That May Stick Around

Published on July 12, 2011

There is a new buzz word flying around these days in company performance management talks. It’s “social goals”. Social goals do…

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Why On Earth Did We Choose 7Geese For Our Product Name?

Published on July 8, 2011

Last night I was the keynote speaker at EIO, a Vancouver-based entrepreneurship organization. I did a presentation about…

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Bringing Sexy Back with Goals

Published on June 3, 2011

In my last post I covered the importance of having goals inside your company and I mentioned the fact that many companies fail at setting goals, making them visible, and following through with goals. In my next few blog posts, I will cover how to avoid failing with goals and how to overcome goal related problems inside your company. A common challenge with company goal setting is that they are not perceived as sexy by your team.

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