Intuition or that gut feeling you get (and we all do) is the ability to know something without conscious reasoning.

“I define intuition as the subtle knowing without ever having any idea why you know it,” Sophy Burnham, author of The Art of Intuition.

You feel it. In a conversation…

We have an attention span of approximately 8.25 seconds (literally less than a goldfish). Sh$t! What does that mean for our ability to focus and be productive?

Relax. Our attention span is the length of time we can think about one thing before competing thoughts start popping up. Focusing is…

It is easy to say effective leaders are masters of communication.

But “communication” is wide and deep, and hella complex.

Yes, it is our words and actions (or inaction) (and the “effectiveness” is, in large part, a result of how congruent those two pieces are). …

Co-Founder Fun & Games

Until someone loses an eye!

Kidding (kinda, sorta, maybe)! Noam Wasserman, author of The Founder’s Dilemma, found that 65% of high potential startups fail due to interpersonal tensions within founding teams. Similarly, Paul Graham, shared that co-founders split up in about 20% of Y Combinator’s investments.

It is human nature to seek out certainty. To look for stability. The knowable. Black and white. Not 50 shades of grey!

But decision-making is really about making a bet. If you think maybe I am being a wee dramatic, check out Annie Duke’s book, Thinking in Bets. …

So many Qs (and this is not even the full list!)

So, take a guess — LQ is what? Laughability Quotient. Nah…but any great leader does need a decent sense of humor.

OK, be serious Kate. It’s your Learnability Quotient. It’s your willingness and ability to adapt to change, to…

Kate Carney

I help women entrepreneurs scale businesses. I am a business consultant and legal advisor.

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