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Steve McKee

Steve McKee is the president of McKee Wallwork + Co., an advertising agency that specializes in working with stalled, stuck and stale brands that was recognized by Advertising Age in 2015 and 2018 as Southwest Small Agency of the Year. He’s the author of "When Growth Stalls" and "Power Branding."

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"Day one" of succession planning
"Day one" of succession planning

Founders and CEOs alike need to plan their succession -- and they likely need more time than they're alloting. Learn from a business owner who's done succession.

The beauty of contrast
The beauty of contrast

Contrast is how we discover new ideas and move forward. Embrace the contrast between you and other people in your work and life.

Mongers wanted: Why expertise plus calling equals success
Mongers wanted: Why expertise plus calling equals success

"Monger" is a unique combination of knowledge and passion that is rare to see and intoxicating to experience. Here's why being a monger might be a worthy career goal.

Leadership is a bumpy journey, but that's the job
Leadership is a bumpy journey, but that's the job

Leadership can be a series of starts and stops, but that's how it is. Great leaders understand that and focus on "ensuring all your key players arrive."

In defense of overhead
In defense of overhead

Overhead is a fact of life, and while business leaders never want too much of it, they shouldn't lose sight of overhead's value.

3 Rs to fight inflation
3 Rs to fight inflation

In good or turbulent times, looking at ways you can retain, refocus or retool is a smart strategy for any business.

Wanted: More unicorns
Wanted: More unicorns

What employees go beyond the norm and get things done, even in tough times? Do you recognize those people? Are you one of them?

Desperate times and double measures
Desperate times and double measures

You usually have more time than you think, whether it's in taking action or saying something. Measure twice so you cut once -- and well.

Stop walking on eggshells
Stop walking on eggshells

Conflict and disagreement are inevitable. How we handle that is up to us, however.

"We" are the problem
"We" are the problem

Too many workplace discussions complain that "we" aren't doing enough. What are YOU doing to turn complaining into action?

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