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.

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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