Category Archives: Management

Do CEOs experience less stress than their staff?

A study reported in Time claims that, contrary to popular belief, CEOs actually experience less stress than their staff. Actually, that was a side-effect. The core finding of the study was that those who have more control over their day have lower … Continue reading

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What if you don’t actually want to break for lunch?

I don’t need breaks during the day. (New research from Stanford suggests that this might not be misplaced arrogance, but rather a function of my beliefs about willpower. If I don’t think I need breaks, probably I don’t need breaks. … Continue reading

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Monday resolution: Do you know your churn rate? Do you track it?

Regular readers will know I am a big fan of The Lean Startup, a guide to nimble innovation for large and small businesses. This weekend I’ve been re-reading it, and here’s what I’m going to do differently on Monday as … Continue reading

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To make better decisions, operate on autopilot as much as possible

A few posts back, I wrote about the large number of decisions I need to make as a CEO. I just came across a piece in this month’s Vanity Fair that puts my decision burden into perspective. In it, Barack Obama explains … Continue reading

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Stress, Fortune magazine, and being a great CEO

Forbes has just published an interesting article on the relationship between stress and decision-making. I’ve long struggled with stress, but not in the way you might think. Here’s my problem: I get stressed, and I don’t think it’s a problem. In … Continue reading

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Operational planning and fast-growth companies

I’m meant to be coming up with an operational plan. I HATE this task. Here’s what I want to say to the guy who told me to make one: “Can’t we just get on and grow the company, rather than … Continue reading

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Maybe a coach will help me make decisions

One of the hardest things I find about being a CEO is having to make so many decisions. It’s worth noting that I spend a lot of time thinking about how to create a company in which I hardly need … Continue reading

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