Be your own champion: Choosing Your Next Start-Up Leadership Role

If you’re considering involving yourself in a start-up but you are uncertainty- or risk-averse, it probably isn’t the best fit for you. But if you don’t mind the possibility of burning to death, here are a few tips on choosing a company that poses the least fire hazard. … More Be your own champion: Choosing Your Next Start-Up Leadership Role

The Art of Balance: Commander’s Intent

  By: Phillip Bogdanovich This is the third in a three-post series about expectation management, focusing on self-imposed expectations. In the military, missions are managed according to the Commander’s Intent—a public statement of the purpose of the mission and its desired outcomes. When you embrace Commander’s Intent, you commit to letting the process be the … More The Art of Balance: Commander’s Intent

The Art of Balance: Customer Expectations

By Phillip Bogdanovich This post is the second in a three-part series about the importance of expectation management, focusing on teams and employees. This portion of the series will focus on establishing customer expectation and part three will cover self-imposed expectation management. A customer concern is a burning house. You don’t have to know anything … More The Art of Balance: Customer Expectations

Starting a Company: Congratulations on Your New Baby!

By Phillip Bogdanovich I’m not a parent, which is part of the reason running a company hasn’t been an unmitigated disaster for my personal life. All I know about parenting is what I have read and what I have observed my parent-friends contend with. I suppose my limited experience “babysitting” for friends has also provided … More Starting a Company: Congratulations on Your New Baby!

The Ask

By Phillip Bogdanovich I needed a warehouse space and an office. The Hyperion management team and I had been discussing it for a while and I was feeling anxious. I felt like someone somewhere had started a countdown clock. I didn’t know how much time I had left, but it wasn’t much. Something terrible was … More The Ask