Lessons From my First Month as the CEO of a Newly Acquired Company

Listen to This Blog Post “Trying to drink from a firehose” is a common expression that is often used to describe a situation in which one has a difficult time processing an overwhelming amount of information within a given period of time. This certainly described my own experience, when in 2014 I became the CEOContinue reading “Lessons From my First Month as the CEO of a Newly Acquired Company”

Understanding and Managing The Psychological Toll of Being an Entrepreneur or CEO

My Guest Dr. Eliana Cohen is an entrepreneur and Clinical Psychologist who runs her own practice, integrating performance psychology, strategy, emotional intelligence, and knowledge of neuroplasticity and the brain to serve her various clients. She has worked with countless entrepreneurs, business owners, and CEOs in her practice, and is passionate about discussing the psychological realitiesContinue reading “Understanding and Managing The Psychological Toll of Being an Entrepreneur or CEO”

Lessons in Managing My Own Psychology

Listen to This Blog Post: Ben Horowitz, the world-renowned Venture Capitalist and co-founder of Andreesen Horowitz, said it best when he said: “By far the most difficult skill for me to learn as CEO was the ability to manage my own psychology . . .  very few people talk about it . . . InContinue reading “Lessons in Managing My Own Psychology”

CEO Coaches: What do they do, how do they work with CEOs, and why might you consider hiring one?

My Guest Warren Coughlin is both an entrepreneur and business coach, having worked directly with countless Entrepreneurs and CEOs for upwards of 20 years. His coaching practice focuses not only on the business itself, but also on the entrepreneur at a personal level, working with them to ensure that they craft meaningful values and liveContinue reading “CEO Coaches: What do they do, how do they work with CEOs, and why might you consider hiring one?”

The Entrepreneur and Mental Health (Part 1): My Journey

Listen to this Blog Post: Generally speaking, the average person is not fully aware of the emotional toll that entrepreneurship (or any other type of leadership, for that matter) can take. This could be due to the fact that most leaders tend to be uncomfortable with the idea of vulnerability, and instead choose to “shield”Continue reading “The Entrepreneur and Mental Health (Part 1): My Journey”

The Entrepreneur and Mental Health (Part 2): My Advice to You

Listen to This Blog Post: This post is the second in a two-part blog post on leadership and mental health. Before proceeding forward, I suggest that you read Part 1 here. In the now-famous Netflix Documentary “The Last Dance”, which documented Michael Jordan and the dominant Chicago Bulls of the mid-90s, Michael Jordan said somethingContinue reading “The Entrepreneur and Mental Health (Part 2): My Advice to You”