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

In this executive leadership blog, I invite you to tap into my years of experience that has been honed as a CEO and through my work today on the front-lines of business. As a sought-after executive coach, keynote speaker, strategic planning advisor and workshop facilitator, my insights and enthusiasm in this executive leadership blog will inspire you to improve your performance and future.

From leadership to accountability to strategic planning, this executive leadership blog is intended to guide and inform your decision-making, whether a current leader or an aspiring one.

7 Dangerous Words

September 6th, 2022  |  Published in Leadership, Productivity

Two events on the calendar are colliding. The first event is the 50th anniversary of George Carlin’s 1972 record and subsequent live performances of “Seven Words You Can Never Say on …


Innovation: Everyone’s Job

August 2nd, 2022  |  Published in Leadership, Productivity

In my book Accountability, the seventh of The Seven Pillars of Accountability is Evolving. The Seven Pillars are based on my research and interviews with leaders at several of Fortune …


Relax, Reflect, Recharge

July 5th, 2022  |  Published in Leadership, Productivity

Summer is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere. Wherever you are, I hope you’re finding time to unplug from work. That’s because the greater your responsibility, the greater the …


Blinkers Tell a Story

June 7th, 2022  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health, Productivity, Strategic Planning

This article was first published in June 2012. It’s been updated due to its popularity and is being re-posted following our return from Portugal where I’m happy to report we …


Top Leadership Books for Summer 2022

May 3rd, 2022  |  Published in Leadership

Continuous learners can get lost in these books.  For the fifth consecutive summer I’m sharing reading recommendations because my previous posts suggesting books have proven popular. Leaders are readers and …


The Season of Accountability

April 6th, 2022  |  Published in Accountability

Accountability is one of the biggest year-round challenges business leaders face. It’s also one of the most misunderstood and misapplied factors in determining the success of an individual, team or …


Time + Accountability + You

March 9th, 2022  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Excerpted from Greg’s book How Leaders Decide: Inspiration, Insights and Wisdom from History’s Biggest Moments. In a few days, approximately 40% of the world’s population will “lose” an hour. People …


Rate your Leadership against Lincoln

February 9th, 2022  |  Published in Uncategorized

This material was first published in February 2013. A companion blog—“The 6 Warning Signs of Bad Management”—was published in February 2020. Due to popular response, this material has been edited …


More Than Ever, 5 Questions Your Employees Want Answered

January 5th, 2022  |  Published in Leadership

This material was first published in November 2018. Due to popular response, this material has been edited and is being reposted. +++ To paraphrase Eleanor Roosevelt, a person is like …


Accountability: The Greatest Ability

December 8th, 2021  |  Published in Accountability

To set and accomplish fulfilling goals, we must be clear about the goals we want to achieve. I’m reminded it’s often more difficult to define our goals than it is …


George Harrison’s ‘I Me Mine’ Inspired by the Beatles’ Dysfunction

November 9th, 2021  |  Published in Problem Solving

Start the New Year with Your Values, Goals and Relationships Aligned Peter Jackson—best known for directing the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy—will release a new docuseries about The Beatles November …


The 5 Characteristics of High-Performing Teams

October 5th, 2021  |  Published in Productivity, Uncategorized

What causes some teams to achieve remarkable results and others to flounder? When I’m invited to speak to groups of business leaders on the topic of accountability, I begin by …


The Season of Possibilities

September 7th, 2021  |  Published in Accountability, Strategic Planning

We’re entering the Season of Possibilities. It’s the time period between Labor Day and mid-December when effective executives assemble their senior leaders to begin focused discussions about their organization’s future. …


Elephants, Accountability + You

August 5th, 2021  |  Published in Accountability, Strategic Planning

What does everyone see yet doesn’t say? Even in well-run organizations it’s not uncommon for people to see things that need to be addressed yet remain reluctant to initiate a …


A Father’s Gift: Father’s Day 2021

June 18th, 2021  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

As Father’s Day approaches, take time to consider your father’s gifts to you Not tangible gifts. Gifts that materialize as character-building lessons, words of praise and encouragement, and guidance during …


Top Leadership Books for Summer 2021

May 20th, 2021  |  Published in Leadership

Continuous learners can get lost in these books. Here are my top leadership books for this summer: For the fourth straight summer I’m sharing reading recommendations because previous posts have …


Accountability In The Workplace | Webinar

March 2nd, 2021  |  Published in Accountability

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS IN 2021: View my first ever FREE webinar centered around YOU and achieving YOUR goals. My free webinar on accountability in the workplace will help you: Sharpen …


Accountability Hangover?

January 7th, 2021  |  Published in Accountability, Holiday

It’s a New Year. Do you have an Accountability hangover? We’ve come to the end of the New Year’s first week,We’re already plugging performance-based leaks. The year may have changed …


A Tale of Two Mindsets

November 25th, 2020  |  Published in Holiday, Leadership, Reputation

Dickens 150 Years Later “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness.” As we recognize …


You’ve Entered The Twilight Zone

October 2nd, 2020  |  Published in Leadership

How a 1959 TV Show Predicted 2020 Sixty-one years ago this week, Rod Serling introduced the first episode of The Twilight Zone. The show was a popular and critical success …


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