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February 24, 2019

Jacob M Engel

Author and CEO of The Prosperous Leader. I help CEOs and their organizations prosper.

Most people don’t plan to fail; they fail to plan. This adage has been around for a long time and still remains true.

In my experience as a business consultant and leadersh...

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Nobody is too busy. It's just a matter of priorities...

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The best companies are made up of great teams. Even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.

That's why a few years ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. 


Are managers really necessary? Google wanted to know for sure, so in 2002, it experimented by removing bosses from its hierarchy.

The answer was a resounding yes. Managers were critical not only for structure and clarity, but also for team performance. 


  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella asked members of his executive team to read the book "Nonviolent Communication" after he took over in 2014, in an effort to change the company's culture.

  • At the time, Microsoft was known for having a culture of hostility, infi...

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