Posts in Category of: Leadership

Culture Crashers

The Culture Crashers

May 6th, 2024  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership, Organization Health, Reputation

Are You Getting Bad Behavior? Look in the Mirror. Accountability is one of the most important factors in determining the success of an individual, a team or an enterprise. It’s also …

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The Wit & Wisdom of Lincoln

February 6th, 2024  |  Published in Leadership, Problem Solving

What’s Your Leadership Style? Whether you’re casting a vision, announcing a new initiative, reporting results or addressing a crisis, you’re selling an idea. Selling is part of the art of …

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Planning a Successful Year?

January 2nd, 2024  |  Published in Holiday, Leadership, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning

Unleash the Power of Accountability on Five Factors Signs indicate the year ahead will be challenging. Growth has slowed in some industries. Other industries are encountering headwinds. After navigating through …

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A Paradoxical Season

December 5th, 2023  |  Published in Accountability, Goal Setting, Leadership

A Time to Work on Yourself We’re entering the year’s busiest season. As the holidays approach, things seem to speed up. The paradox to be found amid all of the …

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Find Blessings Amid Adversity

November 22nd, 2023  |  Published in Holiday, Leadership

The American celebration of Thanksgiving can be traced to Virginia in 1619. But it was the celebration in New England in the autumn of 1621 that established some of the …

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10 Scary Questions

10 Scary Questions

October 31st, 2023  |  Published in Accountability, Holiday, Leadership, Strategic Planning

In the spirit of Halloween, here are 10 scary questions to ask yourself and then answer to get the most out of life. A version of today’s post first appeared 10 …

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Strategic Plan

7 Essential Questions Your Strategic Plan Must Address

October 3rd, 2023  |  Published in Accountability, Goal Setting, Leadership

To Unlock Success, Get Clarity Around 7 Vital Questions Many companies I work with are now preparing plans and budgets for next year. I’ve led more than 250 strategic planning sessions so …

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The Humor of Football Coaches

September 5th, 2023  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Laughing with Leaders Football season is here, so I’ve dusted off some classic quotes where coaches deliver profound messages wrapped in a funny package. What does any of this have …

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While You Were Out

August 8th, 2023  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

9 Vacation-Related Questions Reveal Hard Truths Early in my career – well before cell phones – I’d step away from my desk to meet with a colleague or client or …

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Summer Reading for Leaders

July 11th, 2023  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Re-Examine, Re-Imagine and Re-Energize with These Books Every summer since 2017 I’ve shared reading recommendations because leaders are readers. Slow down enough to check out new releases and old favorites …

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Love is In the Air

June 7th, 2023  |  Published in Accountability, Event, Leadership

Countering Fear, Repression & Isolation The New Year had barely begun when Russian military forces launched their bold offensive against the enemy. Russian soldiers barreled across the border in an …

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Performance Hurdles

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 …

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Leaders Get More Done

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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