Throughout his career, Greg has advised CEOs and key executives at some of the world’s most admired companies.

Throughout his career, Greg has advised CEOs and key executives at some of the world’s most admired companies. Now you can tap into his experience that has been honed as a CEO and through his work today on the front-lines of business. As a sought-after executive coach, keynote speaker, strategic planning advisor and workshop facilitator, Greg’s insights and enthusiasm will inspire you to improve your performance and future.

Why Bother? 10 Benefits of Planning

September 5th, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Strategic planning season is upon us. For organizations whose fiscal year ends December 31, the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is prime time for planning. Vacations are over and …

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A Winning Culture

August 9th, 2011  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Organization Health

Company Culture: How to Start Winning As the NBA Finals unfolded six weeks ago, the Dallas Mavericks claimed the title from the Dallas Cowboys as “America’s Team.” It seemed basketball …

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Kinda, Sorta, So and Umm

June 6th, 2011  |  Published in Leadership

Communication Tips for Effective Leadership In college, I played drums in a jazz band numbering some 20 musicians. The leader – Dick Goodwin, a highly regarded music professor, well-traveled musician …

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All In or Playing Along?

May 3rd, 2011  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

A troubling game is starting to play out in the workplace. The game is being played for high stakes among bosses and their direct reports at all levels of organizations. …

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A Question for Leaders

April 1st, 2011  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

When things don’t go as planned, it’s tempting to point fingers. After all, we chuckle at the cynic’s view of the six project phases because there’s some truth to it. …

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Get Out of the Way

March 1st, 2011  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

As the economic recovery continues to gain momentum, many leaders are finding themselves in a delicate balancing act. A year ago, I alluded to this balancing act while watching leaders …

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What Happened to “Please”?

February 1st, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Whether you made New Year’s resolutions, set objectives for 2011, or set your sights on an experience to celebrate within the next 12 months, I’d like to encourage you to …

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A Time To Reflect

December 1st, 2010  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Throughout the year, I’ve had the privilege of advising CEOs and their key executives from 51 different companies in a variety of industries. I’ve spoken with dozens more leaders throughout …

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The Legacy of Peter Drucker

November 3rd, 2010  |  Published in Event, Leadership

We celebrate the birthday of Peter Drucker this month. Born November 19, 1909, in Vienna, Drucker is considered the father of modern management because his insights and pioneering ideas transformed …

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Bill Parcells – Rules for CEOs

August 31st, 2010  |  Published in Event, Leadership

On October 8, 2007, future Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells unveiled to a national audience, tuned in to watch the Dallas Cowboys play the Buffalo Bills, a list of …

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The Trust Gap

August 7th, 2010  |  Published in Customer Service, Leadership, Organization Health, Problem Solving

In the 1960s, 70 million children from the post-war baby boom became teenagers and young adults. Concurrent with this phenomenon – or perhaps because of it – cultural change accelerated …

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The Paradox of Freedom

June 30th, 2010  |  Published in Leadership

Americans celebrate our freedom from tyranny in the month of July. As we begin the second half of the year, it struck me that our personal and professional effectiveness for …

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How Many Hats?

June 2nd, 2010  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

In the consulting firm I founded and led, we had the privilege of working with leaders at dozens of large, highly respected companies, including Avery Dennison, Burger King, Ericsson, Nextel, …

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Leadership, Berkshire-style

April 26th, 2010  |  Published in Leadership

May 1 is the annual meeting – dubbed Woodstock for Capitalists – for shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, the company led by Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. The following excerpts from …

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Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

April 6th, 2010  |  Published in Leadership

Just 24 months ago, most companies around the world were having good years. I saw this first-hand as I spoke to groups of executives in the Netherlands, Canada and throughout …

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Seven Words You Can’t Say

March 2nd, 2010  |  Published in Conflict Resolution, Customer Service, Problem Solving

Comedian George Carlin was known for mixing observational humor with larger, social commentary. His groundbreaking 1972 album “Class Clown” featured his most famous monologue, “Seven Words You Can Never Say …

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Leading in The New Normal: How to Be a Good Leader

February 13th, 2010  |  Published in Leadership

Last month, I spoke to six groups of CEOs and their key executives in Atlanta, Georgia, Lexington, Kentucky, Grand Rapids, Michigan and Richmond, Virginia. These leaders are members of Vistage International, …

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Are You Two-Faced?

January 15th, 2010  |  Published in Goal Setting, Organization Health

Happy New Year! The perfect time to examine organizational behavior. You probably know that the Roman god Janus is the origin of the month we call January. And you’re likely …

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