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.

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 …


No More Mediocre

November 27th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership

Year-end can be an opportune time for reflection. As you think back on the year that’s coming to a close, take an honest assessment of what worked and what didn’t. …


Counting Blessings

November 20th, 2012  |  Published in Event

On a bitterly cold day 392 Novembers ago, the storm-battered Mayflower dropped anchor off Cape Cod. The winter of 1620 was devastating.  Extreme cold, snow and sleet interfered with workers …


Darrell Royal – More Than Winning

November 13th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership

Former University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal died at age 88 on November 7, 2012. He left a rich legacy and many essential leadership lessons. I grew up watching …


If Not You, Who?

November 6th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership

People crave leadership. Even when we disagree with a leader, their beliefs drive decisions that energize us.  We can choose to move toward their vision or away from it. Today …


3 Scary Questions

October 30th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Tomorrow is Halloween. Here are three scary questions about life that terrify a lot of successful people: 1.       For what am I searching that will give my life purpose and …


Port in a Storm

October 23rd, 2012  |  Published in Accountability, Event

Today is my 30th wedding anniversary. I’m sharing an otherwise private celebration with you because I’ve found in my work with leaders that people can weather the turbulent seas of …


10 Commandments from Knute Rockne

October 16th, 2012  |  Published in Uncategorized

Knute Rockne’s 10 Coaching Commandments Knute Rockne is recognized by the College Football Hall of Fame as “without question, American football’s most renowned coach.” As Notre Dame’s head coach from …


50 Shades of Beige

October 9th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

How to Collaborate To get from Point A to Point B requires a plan and the commitment of your team. To achieve commitment, involve the leaders that will be held …


Making a Choice

September 25th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership

I work with a lot of winners. But even winners realize they can improve. In an executive coaching session last week with a CEO, the topic turned to accountability in …


Elephant Hunting

September 18th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Addressing the Elephant in the Room Every organization has problems that need fixing. Unfortunately, not every problem that needs fixing is acknowledged. Between now and year-end, leaders are presented with …


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