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.

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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …



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 …


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 …


The Lone Ranger Rides

August 6th, 2013  |  Published in Leadership

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 …


Call for Back-Up

July 30th, 2013  |  Published in Strategic Planning

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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