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.

Remembering Herb Kelleher

January 7th, 2019  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

Herb Kelleher, the co-founder, CEO and Chairman Emeritus of Southwest Airlines passed away last Thursday at the age of 87. He was an admirable innovator and an exceptional leader that …

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Serving Up Southwest Airlines’ Characteristic Brand of Humor

January 4th, 2019  |  Published in Uncategorized

Announcement as airplane is pushing back from the gate: “Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome aboard. This is Southwest flight ABC with nonstop service to Dallas Love Field. So if …

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Holiday Re-Invention: What Leaders Learn from a “Failed” Ballet

December 18th, 2018  |  Published in Uncategorized

Watching The Nutcracker in its various forms is an integral part of the holidays in America. These performances generate around 40% of annual ticket revenues for many major ballet companies. …

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What’s Your Job?

December 4th, 2018  |  Published in Accountability

Brown’s Job was Difficult to Describe The memo—folded once and stamped “Personal & Confidential” in red ink—was slipped under my office door after hours on December 29. December 29, 1988. …

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5 Questions Your Employees Want Answered

November 7th, 2018  |  Published in Productivity

A Timely Leadership Lesson from Eleanor Roosevelt Today in America is Election Day. Have you voted? If not, will you? It’s easy to take certain freedoms for granted, and in …

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It’s a New Season. How’s Your Team Doing?

October 2nd, 2018  |  Published in Uncategorized

Wit and Wisdom from Football’s Best We’re five weeks into the college football season and some teams are peaking while others are already fading. How’s your team doing? When the …

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What’s Your Dysfunction? Identifying Culture Problems in Business

September 26th, 2018  |  Published in Conflict Resolution

We’ve seen plenty of dysfunction in our government for quite some time now. But The New York Times op-ed essay by an anonymous senior official in the Trump administration offers …

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Michelangelo and the Four Fatal Fears

September 17th, 2018  |  Published in Uncategorized

What’s the difference between consulting and coaching? Fourteen years ago I was contacted by Vistage International—the world’s largest peer advisory organization for CEOs, presidents and partners. I’d been referred as someone …

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Double Secret Probation in the Workplace

August 31st, 2018  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Animal House Turns 40 September means “Back to school,” and this year one of America’s most famous college campuses—the fictional Faber College in National Lampoon’s Animal House—turns 40. The 1978 film …

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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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