Posts in Category of: Leadership

3 tips for better employee coaching

Putting the Wind at Their Back: The Gift of Coaching

March 20th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

3 Tips for Better Employee Coaching If you’re a good leader, you’re probably a good problem solver. But are you a good coach? Coaching means you’re no longer out front. …

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decision making

One Cause, One Line, One Victory

March 13th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

Remembering the Alamo On 2 March 1836, delegates of the provincial government of Texas finally made a decision: declaring independence from Mexico. Four days later, the Alamo fell. While the …

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top performers in your organization

“I Quit.”

February 20th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health

“I quit.” Those words and others like them are spoken more often by more people by the last week of February than at any other time of the year. The …

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your business

Could Your Business Survive on the Galapagos Islands?

February 6th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

On our family’s recent trip to the Galapagos Islands, we experienced some of the phenomena peculiar to this archipelago that helped inform Charles Darwin’s controversial and ground-breaking theories in On …

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scary questions

What Skeletons are in Your Closet?

October 11th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

Here comes Halloween. History suggests that Halloween has its origins in feasts and festivals, celebrating everything from the autumnal harvest to the festivals of the dead. As a result, ghosts, goblins, …

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the delta companies

Discover How The Delta Companies Achieved EPIC Growth

October 3rd, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

When successful companies are profiled, the logical question to ask years later is, “How are they doing today?” In “Accountability” I profiled two dozen companies and their leaders whose commitment …

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Poor Performance

What is Poor Performance Costing You?

September 9th, 2016  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership, Productivity

When Will You Decide Enough is Enough? In an earlier post, 8 Questions to Ask About Accountability, we tackled the topic of underperformance and took a fresh look at confronting it. …

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Jesse Owens' Sense of Urgency

How High Performers Reach the Finish Line

August 1st, 2016  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Running the Race with a Sense of Urgency In 1936, political storm clouds were swirling. But as the Summer Olympics opened at Berlin’s Olympiastadion before a crowd of 100,000, the …

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leadership development clues

Who Are Your Next Leaders? The Secret of the 3 Lists

July 18th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

Uncover Leadership Development Clues Are you wondering whether your next generation of leaders has what it takes to lead people, make difficult decisions, and get things done? This simple idea …

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reputation

Is Your Reputation Being Built to Last?

June 6th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

Mount Rushmore turns 75 this year. As summer arrives and tourists take to the roads, Mount Rushmore will be among the top sites visited. The history and circumstances surrounding this …

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Will Rogers

Will Rogers: 100 Years of Laughs

May 24th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

On the recent occasion of my birthday, a well-wisher sent me 10 thoughts on growing old from American humorist Will Rogers. Will Rogers began building his reputation as a satirist …

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Business Consultant

How to Mind The Gap from Business Consultant Greg Bustin

May 3rd, 2016  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

If you live in or have travelled in the United Kingdom, you likely recall being told to “please mind the gap.” This phrase—first introduced in the UK in 1969 and …

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Lessons for Leaders

A Backyard Miracle and Three Timeless Lessons for Leaders

April 19th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

For the past four weeks my wife Janet and I have watched a mother duck sitting on a nest of eggs by our pool. Her infinite patience was rewarded this …

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Et Tu, Brute? The Ides of March, Caesar and You

March 15th, 2016  |  Published in Leadership

Today is the Ides of March. In ancient Rome, the day fell on the 15th day of March and was celebrated with religious observances and festivals. The date became notorious …

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When No Words Say It Best

When No Words Say It Best: Silent Messages

December 29th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Human beings crave communication. We want it as affirmation, information, instruction and entertainment. Knowing this, we still miss the mark. We provide too little information. Or too much. We communicate …

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Thankful for This Simple Math

Thankful for This Simple Math

November 24th, 2015  |  Published in Holiday, Leadership

Americans celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday in two days. I’m eager to gather with family and enjoy good food and good times. But right now I’ve paused to consider my good …

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Organizational Success

The Best Job They’ve Ever Had

November 3rd, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Every organization has certain jobs that must be done and done well for organizational success. Some of these jobs are dirty. Some are difficult. Some jobs might even be dangerous. …

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leadership secrets

Leadership Secrets from an Italian Vineyard

October 27th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Janet and I visited several wineries last week in the Tuscany region of Italy with our good friends Georgia and Tom Davis. There was a chill in the air, leaves …

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Track Performance

What Your Best Employees Want

October 6th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Business leaders use sports analogies frequently because in sports there are rules, score-keeping, and, barring the occasional tie, winners. In high-performing enterprises, the organization’s values are their rules of engagement. …

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Ebby Halliday: 104 Years Young

September 22nd, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

The life and legacy of Ebby Halliday was celebrated last week. She was 104 years young when she died. I was travelling and unable attend her memorial, but was not …

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