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.

Do You Have the Right People in the Room?

August 15th, 2018  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Three Secrets for an Effective Planning Session Ten years ago, David Collis and Michael Rukstad’s article “Can You Say What Your Strategy Is?” was published in the Harvard Business Review. …

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When Is a Little Too Much?

August 7th, 2018  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Offers Clues for Your Upcoming Planning Session The period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is often when leaders gather to affirm their organization’s strategies and …

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Asking Smart Questions Changes Everything

August 6th, 2018  |  Published in Accountability

We live in a time when accountability is often sidelined. When it is, there can be disastrous consequences. In government, in politics, in the media—and in business. The antidote, I’ve …

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7 Reasons a Vacation Makes You Better

July 9th, 2018  |  Published in Organization Health

It’s July and time to take a break. Here are seven smart reasons getting away from the office will make you better, including links to two thought-provoking perspectives about leaving …

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Summer Reading for Leaders

June 18th, 2018  |  Published in Leadership

Continuous Learners Will Dig Into These Books As an accountability speaker and business consultant for more than 20 years, I’ve seen firsthand what makes companies like Marriott, Container Store, Ernst …

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Low Accountability

June 14th, 2018  |  Published in Accountability

The “A” word can be intimidating. As an accountability speaker, I understand that the concept of “holding people accountable” has about as much appeal as “holding people hostage.” In some …

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Are These 8 Myths of Strategic Planning Holding You Back?

June 4th, 2018  |  Published in Uncategorized

A Guide to Unlocking Your Organization’s Potential I’ve led more than 200 strategic planning sessions in a range of industries. It’s not unusual to find myself correcting faulty assumptions that …

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How Do You Know You Need an Accountability Speaker

April 27th, 2018  |  Published in Accountability

 Accountability in the workplace is not restrictive; it’s freeing. When every member of an organization — from the top-level executives to the summer intern — has clarity about their …

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Joan of Arc: 3 Leadership Lessons

April 27th, 2018  |  Published in Leadership

 When do you collaborate and when do you lead? On 7 May 1429, Joan of Arc led 1,500 French soldiers on an assault lifting the six-month siege of Orléans …

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How to “Mind The Gap” of Workplace Accountability

February 6th, 2018  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health

What is the Gap? 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 …

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Interesting Holiday Traditions from Around the Globe

December 18th, 2017  |  Published in Holiday

Every family has their own holiday traditions. Some families go caroling on Christmas Eve, while others attend a church service. Since our first married Christmas in 1982, Janet and I have …

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Cultivate a Year-Long Culture of Gratitude

November 17th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health

Every year when November rolls around, companies begin planning parties, sending employee appreciation gifts and bringing surprise perks to the office. It’s important for every company to take the time …

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Deadline Approaching! 3 Tips to Reduce Fire-Fighting

October 16th, 2017  |  Published in Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Problem Solving, Productivity

An organization reveals its personality by how it meets or misses deadlines. What I often see are two distinct personalities within a single organization. Call it organizational multiple personality disorder: …

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Pop Quiz: The Difference Between Budgets & Plans?

September 15th, 2017  |  Published in Strategic Planning

As we move into the final quarter of 2017, how will you and your team begin to lay the groundwork for next year? Take 60 seconds to answer these 3 …

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Back to School: 9 Tasks to Help You Lead by Learning

August 31st, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

Summer’s over. It’s back to school for business. The best business leaders are lifelong learners, so brush up on your Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Reading 1. Man’s Search for Meaning – …

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Steer Clear of the Biggest Strategic Planning Mistakes

August 10th, 2017  |  Published in Strategic Planning

With summer nearly a memory, companies are entering the home stretch of the year. Many leaders will consider holding a strategic planning session and pass. “We don’t have time,” they’ll …

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Lighten Up! What Mental Baggage is Weighing You Down?

July 31st, 2017  |  Published in Productivity

August is vacation time for many of us. After determining your destination and booking your reservations, it’s time to pack your bags and head out on your journey. Luggage is …

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How Good People Go Bad: Any Pirates Aboard Your Ship?

July 13th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

Navigating a Business World Full of Pirates and Traitors How do good people go bad? For Bartholomew Roberts, the route from honest sailor to Black Bart, the most successful pirate …

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The Summer of 1776: Planning the Future of an Independent Nation

July 4th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

The first battles of the American Revolutionary War were fought at Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775. The Battle of Yorktown that culminated on 19 October 1781 with Lieutenant …

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Intuition vs. Regret: How the Beatles Climbed to the Top of the Charts

June 19th, 2017  |  Published in Productivity, Strategic Planning

What Business Leaders Can Learn from the Beatles Chances to secure a recording contract were evaporating. The Beatles had talent, judging from audiences they drew regularly in clubs around England, …

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