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.

Kennedy, History and You

November 5th, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning

The following includes excerpts from Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture, Greg Bustin’s latest must-read book for leaders that will be published February 2014 by McGraw-Hill.   There …

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Scary Questions from Your Team

October 29th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Halloween is in two days. Here are three sets of scary questions leaders should be prepared to answer from their team: Do we have the people on our team we …

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Better or Worse?

October 22nd, 2013  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

“The measure of success,” said John Foster Dulles, “is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.” …

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What’s Your Panama Canal?

October 15th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

One hundred years ago this month the Panama Canal opened, making it possible for ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Isthmus of Panama in half …

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More Powerful Than Words

October 9th, 2013  |  Published in Branding, Uncategorized

“The soul,” said Aristotle, “never thinks without a picture.” What’s more, we process images 30 to 60 times faster than words. How could you make better use of visuals inside …

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Citizen’s Arrest

October 1st, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

Deputy Barney Fife is keeping his usual vigilant watch on the peaceful streets of Mayberry when Gomer Pyle leaves the post office, climbs into his truck and makes an illegal …

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Mary Kay 50th Anniversary: The Bumblebee that Could

September 24th, 2013  |  Published in Customer Service, Leadership, Organization Health

Mary Kay Ash launched her cosmetics business 50 years ago this month, using her life savings of $5,000 to start her company in a 500-square foot industrial storefront in Dallas. …

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Test Time

September 17th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

School’s back in session, and most kids – from first graders to grad students – have already taken at least one test. Almost everything – in school, in business, in …

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The 10 Biggest Mistakes of Strategic Planning…and how to avoid them.

September 10th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Every year, companies make huge mistakes during their strategic planning sessions. These mistakes result in frustration, lost dollars and another missed chance to get it right. This year, avoid those …

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Simple, Not Easy

September 3rd, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Most plans fail. Plans rarely fail because of misguided strategy or a lack of good ideas.  If anything, organizations have a bad habit of putting too many good ideas in …

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The Last 100 Days

September 3rd, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

Plenty has been written about a leader’s first 100 days. The concept of looking at a leader’s accomplishments over a 100-day period was introduced by U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt in …

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I Have A Dream

August 27th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

MLK’s I Have A Dream Speech – A Lesson for Leaders Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. MLK’s speech – originally entitled …

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Honk!

August 20th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Awareness & Meeting Expectations I was stopped for a red light with cars on either side of me In the lane to my left were seven cars waiting for the …

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What’s Under Your Rock?

August 13th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

People leave companies two ways: forever and for a little while. In both cases, the workers who are left behind get a true picture of what their departed colleagues were …

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The Lone Ranger Rides

August 6th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

In 1933, thanks to the modern-day marvel of radio, the Lone Ranger rode into our lives. The Masked Man and Tonto are still alive and well 80 years later as …

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Call for Back-Up

July 30th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning, Uncategorized

Summer’s here and that means vacations are here, too. Will your organization maintain its momentum during summer, or will your plans slow down or fall behind as your talented team …

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Meetings Are a Beating

July 23rd, 2013  |  Published in Accountability, Problem Solving

In a private workshop I conducted recently for a manufacturing company, the 22 front-line supervisors said their team meetings had started with such promise then hit a wall after three …

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Mid-Term Grades

July 16th, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health

It’s mid-term. We’ve reached the halfway point of 2013. How would you grade your organization’s performance? Would your team agree? What about your bank, your board or any other impartial …

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What’s Your Reputation Worth?

July 9th, 2013  |  Published in Event, Reputation

Aaron Hernandez was arrested June 26 on charges of murder, and two days later the New England Patriots waived him from the team. This past Saturday, the Patriots opened the …

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7 Lessons from 1776

July 2nd, 2013  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Tips Learned from America’s Forefathers In two days – July 4 – Americans celebrate Independence Day. This national holiday commemorates the passage by the Second Continental Congress in …

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