What Are You Waiting for? Lose Wait Now!

How often have we heard that we need to have a five-year plan or a 10-year plan? Several things have occurred recently that made me think about why we wait. The rationale for waiting is typically completely made up. I started thinking about all the time I’ve wasted waiting for certain things to happen. But by […] See More

May 3, 2017

What I Know So Far: Living La Dolce Vita

As my summer winds slowly towards August, I’ve been thinking about some of the things I’ve learned that you might find useful. (I’m assuming you don’t care who makes the best cannoli in Rovereto. Let me know if I’m wrong and I’ll send you my list of Rovereto’s Top 10.) Three things even the fastest-paced […] See More

July 20, 2016

TURN YOUR DESIRE INTO ACTION

The desire to change something about our lives is a common thread that runs through all of our psyches in one way or another. Taking big steps to implementing those changes is far less common. Doubledare works with people who have decided they must make a big change in their life in order to be […] See More

June 3, 2015

WHY SO MANY COMPANIES FAIL AT SUCCESSION PLANNING

Last week I wrote about the unique challenges of running a family-held business. Those challenges often become even more difficult when it comes time for the board to decide on a successor, especially in the CEO position. Today I want to outline a few mindsets that are necessary to have when it comes to creating […] See More

May 29, 2015

THE LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR THAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO EMPLOYEES

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review by Christine Porath called “The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees” brings to light something so crucial to good leadership that is unfortunately too often overlooked. In today’s age of billion-dollar unicorns and “disruption,” good old fashioned respect is still the most important thing employees want to […] See More

May 27, 2015

THE CHALLENGES OF RUNNING A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS

Some of the most challenging situations I encounter in coaching my clients come from those individuals who are involved in owning or running a family-owned business. A lot of businesses make a point to treat their employees like family, but when you’re actual family, by blood or marriage, the realities of closeness become much more […] See More

May 22, 2015

GETTING INTO TROUBLE WITH GIULIETTA CARRELLI

A recent episode of This American Life profiled one of my great friends and personal heroes, Giulietta Carrelli, the founder of Trouble Coconut Club in San Francisco. Her founder story is completely different than the vast majority of other business owners I have met and worked with. She is, in my opinion, the most incredible […] See More

May 20, 2015

3 Questions You Need to Answer

Ryan Holiday is the author of the new book The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph. A quick and easy read that will inspire confidence and optimism in the face of adversity, it’s a fantastic addition to any leader or entrepreneur’s book shelf. His fantastic post, 3 Questions You […] See More

May 15, 2015

5 TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WORK

Jacob Morgan is an author, speaker, and futurist whose new book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization presents a fascinating case for what the future of work will look like and what current and historical circumstances are leading us towards that point. In this blog I’ll briefly […] See More

May 13, 2015

Putting Your Fear In Its Place

How much are your daily thoughts, feelings, and actions ruled by fear? If you don’t do a lot of risky or “extreme” activities you might be thinking, “oh, not at all.” But that’s not the kind of fear I’m talking about. The fears I’m talking about are like small pebbles we carry around with us. […] See More

May 8, 2015