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.

Accountability: Something New

May 2nd, 2023  |  Published in Accountability, Productivity

Fresh Insight about a Perennial Challenge Every year for the past fifteen years I’ve delivered an average of fifty private talks for business leaders, keynotes at conferences, and workshops for leadership teams. My most popular …


The Top 10 Performance Hurdles

April 11th, 2023  |  Published in Goal Setting, Leadership, Productivity, Strategic Planning

I’ve led more than 250 strategic planning sessions. While each planning session is different, I’ve seen firsthand that companies wrestle with performance issues in similar ways. Exceptional companies succeed by following …


Where Did the Time Go? 7 Ways Leaders Get More Done in the Same 24 Hours

March 6th, 2023  |  Published in Accountability, Goal Setting, Leadership, Problem Solving, Productivity

In a few days, nearly half the world will “spring forward” into daylight saving time, losing an hour in their day. We each can lose more than an hour each …


Are You Ready for the Future?

February 2nd, 2023  |  Published in Leadership, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning

How will we stay ahead of the pack? On a chilly, overcast February day in Mainz, Germany, a middle-aged inventor wondered to himself if his career had finally taken a …


Improve Your Decisions

January 10th, 2023  |  Published in Leadership, Problem Solving, Productivity, Strategic Planning

How Great Leaders Decide What was your best decision of 2022? How did you make it? What was your worst decision of 2022? How did you make it? When asked …


The 7 Fs

December 19th, 2022  |  Published in Leadership, Productivity

What Matters Most to You? Twelve years ago, I posted a blog entitled “A Time to Reflect” and the response was gratifying. Twelve more days and 2022 will be in the books. …


It’s a Wonderful Life

December 6th, 2022  |  Published in Leadership, Productivity

How Many Lives Have You Truly Touched? By now, the storyline of It’s a Wonderful Life is familiar. But how many of these historical facts from the 1946 Christmas classic do you …


Haunting Questions

October 20th, 2022  |  Published in Leadership, Productivity

Planning Season is Scary for Some Twelve years ago the first edition of That’s A Great Question was published. During the pandemic, I updated the book, providing more guidance on asking great …


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 Leadership

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 …


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