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.

Ich bin ein Berliner

June 25th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of #PresidentJohn F.Kennedy’s speech in #WestBerlin. In this Cold War-era speech before 450,000 people near the #BerlinWall, #JFK delivered in German the memorable line #IchbineinBerliner, …


How Many Chances?

June 18th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

How many chances do we give those outside our organization to disappoint us? Based on my own experience, only one or two chances. How many chances do we give those …


Swing, Batter

June 11th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

I was in #Chicago this past weekend getting our daughter settled in to start a summer internship with high-powered ad agency #LeoBurnett. Jordan and I indulged our inner #FerrisBueller and …


Summer Grades

June 4th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

Ranking Employee Performance School may be out for the summer, but for businesses and the women and men who lead them, school is always in session. Effective leaders learn continuously. …


All For One!

May 28th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

The CEOs and Key Executives of my three Vistage groups recently returned from their annual spring trips to resorts in the Texas Hill Country and Islamorada, Florida. The purpose of …


Freedom Isn’t Free

May 21st, 2013  |  Published in Holiday

Next Monday, Americans celebrate Memorial Day. We take advantage of the long weekend and coast-to-coast gorgeous weather to kick off the grilling season. The original purpose of Memorial Day was …


The Ayes Have It

May 14th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

Three weeks ago, I was speaking to a group of executives in Vancouver BC. I shared a cartoon I’ve had for some time that shows the senior executive of a …


Look Again

May 7th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

16 Questions for Leaders When it comes to accountability in the workplace, it’s tempting to shine the spotlight on people when the results we get are not the results we …


The 10-Cent Incentive

April 30th, 2013  |  Published in Problem Solving

I recently visited our daughter Jordan in Austin, Texas, for a Dad’s Day weekend at the University of Texas. In some Texas cities – Austin, for sure – and in …


Smoke Signals

April 23rd, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

Last month, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was named the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. He will be known as Pope Francis I. You’re likely familiar with …


Surgery, Anyone?

April 16th, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health, Problem Solving

Sunday, April 21, would’ve been the 100th birthday of Lord Richard Beeching. Who? The Beatles considered retaining Lord Beeching when they sought a business affairs manager to untangle the mess …


Snow White Turns 75

April 9th, 2013  |  Published in Event

In case you missed it, Snow White turned 75 four months ago. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” premiered on Dec. 21, 1937. During production, Hollywood referred to the film …


Green + Growing

April 2nd, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning

How to Be a Smart Leader Spring is here, ushering in a new season of growth. Are you green and growing? Are you and your colleagues continuous learners? Are you …


Three Powerful Questions

March 26th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

The first quarter of 2013 will be gone in five days. It’s been 86 days since New Year’s Eve, and most New Year’s Resolutions have been forgotten. As you prepare …


The Real Me

March 19th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

Pete Townshend of The Who wrote “The Real Me” 40 years ago as the second song in the rock opera Qudrophenia. The song asks, “Can you see the real me?” …


Batter Up!

March 12th, 2013  |  Published in Customer Service, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning

Spring training has begun for major league baseball. Every team starts the year focused on the same objective: become a World Series champion. To win it all, teams must win …


Top 10 Performance Hurdles

March 5th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

In the last six weeks I led strategic planning sessions for three successful companies in Maryland, Florida and North Carolina. Three different industries. Three different cultures. Three different sets of …


The Groundhog is Right

February 26th, 2013  |  Published in Problem Solving

Earlier this month we watched a groundhog. It’s a custom begun in the 18th century among Pennsylvanians who brought this tradition from Germany:  if the groundhog sees his shadow and …


Moolah or Mojo?

February 19th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

Why do you do what you do? Is it only for the money, the cash, the moolah? Or is it something else? Sure, money’s important. But what drives you? What …


A Different Valentine

February 12th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

For Valentine’s Day, give St. Paul equal time with St. Valentine. St. Valentine lived in the Roman Empire and was imprisoned during the third century for performing weddings for soldiers …


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