Posts in Category of: Leadership

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 …


summer reading for leaders

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 …


Time Accountability You

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 …


questions employees want answered

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 …


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 …


summer reading for leaders

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 …


change your mindset

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 …


the twilight zone

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 …


JFK and Nixon

JFK, Nixon and Blind Spots

September 21st, 2020  |  Published in Leadership

Sixty years ago this week, Americans experienced the first televised presidential debate in which the two opponents squared off against one another. The 1960 election pitting Democratic U.S. Senator John …


Lewis and Clark

Lewis + Clark + You

August 10th, 2020  |  Published in Leadership

10 Lessons from this Daring Expedition On August 12, 1805, Meriwether Lewis climbed the eastern slope of the Continental Divide toward the realization of a lifelong goal. Lewis was on …


reminders for leaders

111 Days of COVID + 10 Reminders for Leaders

July 1st, 2020  |  Published in Leadership

My last airplane trip was March 12th. The next day—Friday the 13th—the U.S. government issued a proclamation declaring a national emergency. That was 111 days ago. COVID-19 and the social …


top leadership books

Top Leadership Books for Summer 2020

May 28th, 2020  |  Published in Leadership

Great Leaders are Readers. Here are my top leadership books for this summer: Recent events have prompted an increase in baking, Zooming and reflecting. This post marks the third summer …


bad management

The 6 Signs of Bad Management

February 6th, 2020  |  Published in Leadership

During the month of February, Americans celebrate the lives and legacies of our two greatest presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Let’s briefly contrast the effective leadership styles of Washington …


inspirational leaders

Let There be Light: Learn How to Light up the New Year from Inspirational Leaders like Edison

December 31st, 2019  |  Published in Goal Setting, Leadership

Perhaps you’ve thought about what you want to celebrate 12 months from now. Perhaps you’ve even declared a New Year’s resolution or two that will become new habits in support …


mental checklist for leaders

A Mental Checklist for the New Year

December 22nd, 2019  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

Amid the year-end frenzy there’s an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect on the past year and look to the future of the year that’s about to begin.


it's a wonderful life

Frank Capra Buys the Rights to It’s a Wonderful Life.

November 26th, 2019  |  Published in Holiday, Leadership

How Belief in an Idea Celebrated a Leader’s Far-Reaching (and Often Overlooked) Impact on Lives “I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is …


leadership and corporate culture

A Tale of Two Cultures

November 1st, 2019  |  Published in Leadership

Initially released in 31 weekly installments, Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities concluded 160 Novembers ago yet offers crucial lessons for today’s leaders. The story alternates between Paris before …


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