Chris Lema

Chris Lema has been leading people smarter than himself for more than 20 years. He's a blogger, public speaker, product strategist, and currently works at Liquid Web as their VP of Products.

Results Orientation Is Hard

There’s a challenge that happens for every employee who is looking to grow in their role and responsibility. You won’t notice it at first. It’s a slow shift. And you may not remember when it started, but when you’re in the midst of the shift towards results orientation, you’ll know it. I use a lot …

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Nothing is normal

By now you’ve received tens if not hundreds of emails using terms like “unprecedented,” “extraordinary,” “trying,” and “new normal.” It’s clear that things aren’t normal right now. Not for you. Not for me. And not for the people we lead. Nothing is typical, routine, or normal. So why are we leading people like we always …

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Managing the chaos

This past weekend I sat on a business panel in front of a couple hundred freelancers, solopreneurs and digital agencies. At one point a person asked about how to handle the challenge where growth was happening in one part of the organization but wasn’t getting matched elsewhere in the organization. An Invalid Assumption The answers …

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