Are you a narcissist and, if so, should you be a CEO? This week’s question comes from Jayne in Adelaide, Australia. Q: Could you see value in companies establishing prerequisite testing of all CEO applicants for disorders such as BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) or NPD (Narcissist Personality Disorder) to ensure that people in leadership positions … Continue reading “Do Execs Need Psychological Testing? – Pick Dave’s Brain”
This week’s question comes from Rafael of San Paulo, Brazil. Q: In one of your seminars you said if you have an employee that’s causing problems, you should hold them to strict standards. But does that really work?
Congratulations! If you are fortunate enough to be able to read this email, then, in all likelihood, you’ve managed to reach the finish line of another year. While last year’s New Year’s resolution to eliminate pasta from your diet may have backfired, maintaining your career through another year means something must be going right. Before … Continue reading “How to Make the Most of Your Annual Review”
If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve spent time in “the red.” You’ve used money, earned or borrowed, and invested into your business. Buy for a dollar. Sell for two. Eventually, you land in “the green.” What happens then? Some folks buy an Armani suit, slick back their hair with 3 pounds of hair gel, channel their … Continue reading “How to Avoid Getting (Too) Greedy”
Are you really taking the time to get to know your business partners? I’m not just talking about equity partners, I’m talking about hiring other people and companies to do things that represent your business. Sometimes business owners hitch themselves to sketchy partnerships faster than a late night wedding in the Las Vegas Elvis’s Chapel … Continue reading “The Vales of Values When IT Comes to Business Partnerships”