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9 Quotes and Reflections from our Atlanta Scaling Up Summit on the Four Decisions™, Engaging Your Talent and Creating a Stronger Company

As always, I’ve come away from the Scaling Up Summit and our Coach Conference with my head reeling, pumped up and, as I remind my clients when I come back home, dangerous ?

So many wonderful speakers and enlightening ideas that it’s always hard to know where to start. But I’ll process for the next week or three and in the meantime, thought I would share some of the best quotes and thought-provoking ideas for you to ponder as you gear up for the second half of 2019.


On Strategic Positioning

Vern Harnish and Cheryl Beth Kuchler

Vern and Cheryl Beth

“Protect the space for your Leadership Team to talk and ‘think’…” Verne Harnish, author of “Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t”,  about the importance of having your Strategic Thinking Team meet regularly (once a week is what he recommends).


“You can’t say that you’re different if you’re not priced correctly AND if you’re hiring the same people that everyone else is hiring.” Verne Harnish on Strategy and the Seven Strata.

On Great Execution

Crave Improve Employee Motivation in 10 Minutes“What’s the outcome that’s expected?” John Ratliff, CEO of Scaling Up Coaches on the importance of defining the results up front that are expected from any project, business initiative or role, giving you the yardstick for measuring success objectively.

“Peer to peer accountability only works if it’s management led.” Gregg Lederman, author of “Crave: 10 Minutes by Friday.”


On Developing and Engaging your Talent

Marissa Levin

Marissa Levin

“When expectations aren’t clearly communicated, aren’t agreed upon, relationships crumble.” Marissa Levin, author of “Built to Scale”.

Three steps to genuine and Strategic Recognition: Tell the Action, Connect to a Focus area; Share the Impact. And remember to recognize what you want to see more of…” Gregg Lederman, author of “Crave: 10 Minutes by Friday”.

“92% of people would trust their Senior Leaders more if they would be transparent about their mistakes.” David Horsager, author of “The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line.”


On the Emergence of Artificial Intelligence

Mariya Yao

Mariya Yao

“Artificial intelligence is just (hard) math.” Shivon Zilas, Fellow at the Creative Destruction Lab, a machine learning incubator, and on the board of Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

“Beware. The biases of A.I. creators will inevitably pass on to their creations.” Mariya Yao, Editor-in-Chief of TOPBOTS and author of “Applied Artificial Intelligence: A Handbook for Business Leaders.”

And if you’d like to learn from another thought-provoking leader, come hear Jeff Hoffman, global Entrepreneur from Priceline and uBid, at our Fall Workshop “Keys to Explosive Growth”.


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Jeff Hoffman speaking at an event

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