Clear Counsel – How Sweet the Sound

By Brian Layer Chief Executive Officer, N2Growth When you want to know how your leadership is working--ask.  Years ago, I learned this lesson when I received some unsolicited advice that challenged my professionalism, served as a wakeup call, and changed the arc of my career.  The counsel came from a subordinate as I was leaving an important leadership position but it would have come earlier if…

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Leadership & Veterans Day

Today's post is part tribute, part rant, and part leadership tutorial. The tribute is to comemmorate the celebration of Veterans Day, the rant to vent some of my pent-up frustrations about what I view as some disturbing trends, and the leadership tutorial to share what I believe our business leaders can learn from their military counterparts. While my thoughts may seem to be a bit fractionalized…

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A Warrior’s Heart

As we approach the 4th of July I can't help but think of our founding fathers and the sacrifices they made when they fought to establish our country's freedom. Those thoughts of respect and admiration in turn led me to think about of our troops overseas currently fighting to protect our way of life and preserve our freedom. The more I began to ponder the heroism of our military (past and present)…

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