Standing Invitation

One of my early bosses told me I didn't ask enough questions. He was right. I was worried about looking like I didn't know what I was doing (even though I didn't know what I was doing).

Once I started asking more questions, that fear went away. Knowing that someone wanted to help me made me feel much more comfortable. So hear this: I want to help you.

Do you have a question about teamwork, leadership, or something else entirely? If you want to talk to me, I want to talk to you.

When sending me a message, please be direct if possible. Vague statements or indirect requests take more time to think about, and I want to be sure I respond thoughtfully.

It may take some time for me to respond. If you do not receive a response in what you feel is a reasonable amount of time, please send me a reminder.

I'm Dave Lane, CEO of Inventiv.

The best way to reach me is via email. Please send messages to I will read anything you send and do my best to respond.

If you want to hear more from me, I suggest following me on Twitter and reading the Inventiv company blog.