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.

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 …


Lincoln: 5 Leadership Lessons

February 5th, 2013  |  Published in Event, Leadership

Abraham Lincoln’s Leadership Style Abraham Lincoln was born 204 years ago this month on February 12, 1809. Americans celebrate Presidents Day in honor of Lincoln and George Washington, born February …


Super Bowl-Caliber Performance

January 29th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

How to Win in Business and in Football To reach Super Bowl XLVII, 12 teams played 10 games. Four storylines emerged that remind us of what it takes to win …


Seeking Inspiration

January 22nd, 2013  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Strategic Planning

Starting today, nearly 1,000 people from at least a dozen countries will begin arriving in Dallas for the Vistage International Conference. The successful men and women executives gathering for the …


The Big Five

January 15th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Our family is somewhere in Africa. We are on a search for the Big Five:  Lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros. As you begin a new year, what …


The Leader’s Easy Job

January 8th, 2013  |  Published in Holiday, Organization Health, Strategic Planning

Happy New Year! Did you take time during the holidays to relax, reflect and recharge? I hope so. Because here we go again. Another lap around the track. A leader’s …


How Much Do You Want It?

January 1st, 2013  |  Published in Accountability, Event

Happy New Year! Whatever you do, don’t make any resolutions. Instead, take a moment to ask and answer this question: What will I be celebrating one year from today? Then …


Christmas greetings from Africa

December 25th, 2012  |  Published in Holiday

Merry Christmas! Janet, Jordan and I left Dallas on Christmas Eve as we began a journey that will take us through Kenya and Tanzania, Africa, the next two weeks. We …


Take Time to Be Productive

December 18th, 2012  |  Published in Problem Solving

What’s your most productive day of the year? Here’s a clue:  our family leaves for Africa in six days. In the Southern Hemisphere where we’re headed, the summer solstice occurs …


You Can’t Afford This

December 11th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Every year, organizations develop strategic plans to improve their performance. And every year, most of those plans fail. Click here for Bustin & Co.’s Top 10 Performance Hurdles list which …


12 Christmas Questions, Part 2

December 4th, 2012  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Year-End Reflection As we navigate the year-end parties, shopping, travel and all the other hustle and bustle of the December holidays, we’ll eventually get around to remembering the reason for …


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