Cheers to the Little Guys

In January, it’ll be 9 years of doing business in WordPress at iThemes. So crazy to think we’re nearing a decade of work. And I’m thankful for every minute of it, even the toughest parts. Today, for a couple of reasons, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. Almost 9 years later now, one of my best friends isn’t even […]

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Do It For Them Or Let Them Figure It Out

One of the best pieces of advice (experience share, OK, OK) I got as a rookie entrepreneur trying to build our team was: “If you want to see how good your team is and the health of your business, take two weeks off with minimal, if any, contact and see how they do.” I’ve done […]

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5 Things Great Leaders Do Daily

As Matt and I have been doing our Leader.Team business podcast, I’ve been thinking more and more about leadership. I don’t do these perfectly every day, but reflecting back on what’s worked, and essential, to do consistently, here are the 5 things I believe great leaders do daily: 1. Shows up. Leaders have to simply […]

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Find Your Own Path

Be careful when you expect or demand someone else do it your way. And be careful attempting to do it someone else’s exact way. One size rarely fits all. And mileage always varies. Especially in business but also in life. I’ve actually found that it’s the quickest way to disillusion and then misery. Your path […]

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How We Do Recruiting and Hiring

We’re often asked by rookie leaders, managers and entrepreneurs how we do recruiting and hiring. We’ve had our share of misfires as well as excellent hires in the last 8+ years at iThemes. In Episode 5 of our new Leader.Team podcast, Matt Danner and I talk about ins and outs of how we do it, […]

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