Monthly Archives: February 2018

Creating Positive Global Change

Recently, I had the great opportunity to interview my wonderful friend Dr. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank, for the 7th annual World Business Executive Coach Summit. We talked about many important topics, like transformative leadership, making a contribution, … Continue reading

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Does Your Soft Side Measure Up?

Most of us spend a great deal of time measuring. We keep close tabs on sales, profits, rate of growth, and return on investment. In many ways, part of being an effective leader is setting up systems to measure everything … Continue reading

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HOW WOMEN RISE Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

My wonderful friend and colleague, Sally Helgesen, and I have co-authored a new book called How Women Rise! Sally is highly regarded expert in the field of women’s leadership. Having written five books on the subject, including The Female Advantage, Sally speaks … Continue reading

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The Secret to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Recently, I met with my friend Dan Levitan. Dan is the managing partner of a successful consumer-oriented venture capital company called Maveron. Maveron has backed such companies eBay, Zulily, and Allbirds. Dan started his career on the East coast as … Continue reading

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Transformational Growth and Disruptive Change: What Drives Leaders’ Behavior?

Dear readers! This blog post is the second of a two-part series on transformational growth and disruptive change by my dear friend Mark Thompson for the AMA (American Management Association). You can see the article here:playbook.amanet.org/transformational-growth-disruptive-change-drives-leaders-behavior/ BY MARK THOMPSON Transformational Growth … Continue reading

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Do You Recognize the Patterns that Lead to Success?

Do you recognize the patterns that lead to success? My friend Dan Levitan, venture capitalist and managing partner of Maveron does. He’s been the successful backer of such companies as eBay, Zulily, and Allbirds. Personally, I find what Dan does … Continue reading

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How to Put Yourself in a Position to Win!

One of my coaching clients is Dan Levitan, managing partner of the venture capital firm Maveron. Dan is different that most of my coaching clients who are mostly leaders of big corporations. I’ve learned a lot from coaching Dan, including … Continue reading

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Transformational Growth and Disruptive Change: 4 Principles to Guide You

Dear readers! This blog post is the first of a two-part series on transformational growth and disruptive change by my dear friend Mark Thompson for the AMA (American Management Association). You can see the article here: http://playbook.amanet.org/training-articles-transformational-growth-disruptive-change/ BY MARK THOMPSON https://www.linkedin.com/in/successmatters/ … Continue reading

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How to Make Sure You Leave on a High Note!

Recently, I interviewed my friend Dan Levitan, venture capitalist and managing partner of Maveron. I’ve enjoyed working with Dan over the last few years not just because Dan is a great person and leader, but also because, Dan is very … Continue reading

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Failure Is a Great Teacher!

What are some of the more common reasons leaders, especially leaders of startups, fail? And, how can we learn from failure and become even more successful because of the experience? My friend, Dan Levitan, managing partner of Maveron, a leading … Continue reading

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