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.

Remembering this Day

September 10th, 2012  |  Published in Event

This day will forever be remembered as a time when lives everywhere changed. It’s the day in 2001 when four suicide attacks on America took the lives of nearly 3,000 …

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Moonshot

September 4th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Strategic Planning

The death last week of astronaut Neil Armstrong marked the remembrance of a bygone era. Armstrong, of course, was the first man to walk on the moon along with colleague …

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Past, Present or Future

August 21st, 2012  |  Published in Branding, Reputation

Most people are hired or promoted largely because of who they used to be.  There’s a tendency to look back at past experience and accomplishments and then attempt to project …

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Worth the Climb

August 14th, 2012  |  Published in Organization Health

We’ve been in Vail, Colorado, escaping the Texas heat. Last Friday, my daughter Jordan and I hiked to Booth Falls with our good friends Helen and Mike Spence. Janet stayed …

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Who, Me? An Olympian?

August 7th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Organization Health, Strategic Planning

The 30th Olympiad opened 10 days ago, attracting nearly 11,000 athletes from 204 countries competing in about 300 events. Modern era games have come a long way from the ancient …

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Training Camp Victories

July 31st, 2012  |  Published in Leadership

Training Camps: Comparing Football to Business Amid the splash of the Olympic Summer Games, football training camps have opened quietly across America. Whether the training camps are held at high …

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Massage Your Business

July 24th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

My wife and I recently traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with our good friends Georgia and Tom Davis and two other couples. Several of us got massages while …

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On the bridge or in the galley?

July 17th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning

Recession Recovery As businesses emerge from the worst recession in 80 years, many leaders of small and mid-sized businesses find that they’ve been pulled into operations during recession recovery. Over …

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The Making of a Legacy

June 26th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership, Reputation

The Walmart Legacy On July 2, 1962, Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas. He was 44 years old. Five years later, Walton had expanded to 24 …

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Your Most Productive Day

June 19th, 2012  |  Published in Productivity, Strategic Planning

What’s your most productive day at work? In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs tomorrow and some leaders believe the extra sunlight makes them more productive. (In the Southern …

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Scratch

June 12th, 2012  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Winning and Losing: Horse Races and Business You probably know that the day before Belmont, the favorite horse in the race – I’ll Have Another – was scratched, abandoning an …

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Just…Let…Go

May 22nd, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

A tough step for CEOs of growing companies can be re-defining their role. As growth occurs and smart people are hired to handle some of the functions the CEO has …

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How Are You Doing?

May 15th, 2012  |  Published in Productivity, Strategic Planning

Think back 137 days to New Year’s Eve. Even if you didn’t purposefully say or write down a couple of things you wanted to accomplish in 2012, you at least …

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Your Personal Indy 500

May 9th, 2012  |  Published in Event

Choosing the Right Team: Your Business Pit Crew A new champ was crowned yesterday at the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. Near-record heat and turbo-charged competition electrified the racetrack …

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The Dirty Work of Double Agents

May 1st, 2012  |  Published in Organization Health

In your battle of the bottom line, there are double agents inside your organization working against you. These modern-day Benedict Arnolds are undermining organizational and individual effectiveness. And like any …

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NFL Draft, Skill and Will

April 24th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Problem Solving

Skill Can Be Taught, But What About Will? This Thursday, beginning at 8 p.m. ET at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the 77th annual meeting of National …

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Titanic, Gen. Sedgwick & Hubris

April 17th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health

Two days ago was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The “unsinkable” ship sank on 15 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg during her maiden voyage from …

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Connecting the Dots to Accountability

April 10th, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

The 58 executives participating in my March 30 accountability workshop brought into focus a pattern I’ve observed the past few months in the other workshops I conduct around the U.S. …

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The 12 Culture Crashers

April 3rd, 2012  |  Published in Leadership

Party crashers aren’t new. Noah probably dealt with a few before floating off on his ark with his family and the animal kingdom. Two years ago, Tareq and Michaele Salahi …

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A New Final Four

March 27th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Strategic Planning

March Madness in the NCAA basketball world is drawing to a close with teams in the Final Four playing their games this weekend and the championship game set for Monday, …

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