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.

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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Pick Your Battles or Lose Your Crown

October 20th, 2015  |  Published in Conflict Resolution

At some point in every leader’s career, there’s a major battle to be fought. In 1975, Pepsi-Cola launched the “Pepsi Challenge” during the Cola Wars and won market share from …

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Hitting Rock Bottom

October 13th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success,” said Niccolo Machiavelli, “than to take the lead in the introduction …

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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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Simple, Not Easy

September 29th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Strategic planning season is upon us. That’s the good news. Here’s the bad news: Most strategic plans fail. These plans rarely fail because of misguided strategy or a lack of …

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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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Pirate Day at the Office

September 15th, 2015  |  Published in Event

This Saturday is the 30th anniversary of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Inspiration struck John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) of Oregon in 1985 when they …

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Play Like a Champion

September 8th, 2015  |  Published in Event

This past weekend, my daughter Jordan and I traveled to South Bend for the Texas – Notre Dame football game. We’ve had this date circled on our calendar for more …

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The Dog Ate My Homework… and Other Excuses

September 1st, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

It’s back to school season. Whether you’re a student or a business executive, the back-to-school vibe is noticeable in classrooms, cubicles and conference rooms as calendars fill more quickly, cooler …

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Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: What Did We Learn?

August 25th, 2015  |  Published in Event

Ten years ago today Tropical Storm Katrina emerged from the Bahamas to reach landfall in Florida before moving back into the Gulf of Mexico and intensifying into a Category 5 …

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Life on Mars

August 18th, 2015  |  Published in Event

Last week, Britain’s Daily Express reported that searchers for extraterrestrial life discovered what they believe is evidence of life on Mars based on images taken by NASA’s Curiosity Rover. Most …

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The Seven Pillars of Accountability

August 11th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

In 2009, in the depth of the worldwide recession, I began looking into the factors that separate high-performing companies from all the rest. I knew from my work with successful …

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Inspiration Amid Disaster. Churchill 75 Years Later.

August 4th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Words—whether read by the eye or heard by the ear—are tools leaders use to create impressions that console, educate, influence and inspire. Gifted leaders have overcome speech impediments (Moses, King …

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Danger at the Top

July 28th, 2015  |  Published in Conflict Resolution

Think about your team’s response to achieving a long-sought and hard-won objective. Do you take time to celebrate or get right back to business? Does your team’s success inspire vigilance …

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Champions Write History: Football Hall of Fame

July 21st, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

Last week I was in Ohio delivering my accountability workshop, so I visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Displays of pro football’s early years were interesting. The …

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Is This Your Newest Competitor? – Amazon Turns 20

July 14th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Amazon turns 20 tomorrow. This anniversary means Amazon is one step closer to being your newest competitor. Leaders of business-to-business companies: Pay attention. Fortune magazine calls Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos …

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For Whom The (Blue) Bell Tolls

July 7th, 2015  |  Published in Organization Health

There’s no Blue Bell ice cream this summer. Blue Bell issued a general recall in April after products tested positive for Listeria. The recall forced the company – the nation’s …

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Freedom of Speech

June 30th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

For Americans, the month of July is synonymous with celebrating our freedom. Our greatest freedom is the freedom of speech. This freedom—preserved as the First Amendment in our Bill of …

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Taking Time vs. Making Time

June 23rd, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Last week I delivered my accountability workshop to owners, CEOs and key executives over a three-day period in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Kelowna is western Canada’s wine region and Tony …

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Your Summer Blockbuster

June 16th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Those born after 1980 may be surprised that blockbuster movies were not always part of our summers. It was 40 years ago in the summer of 1975 that “Jaws” warned …

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