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.

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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Pleasing Methods vs. Pleasing Results

March 19th, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

Holding Friends Accountable in Business One of the most common reasons I hear from leaders about why they struggle with holding colleagues accountable is because they genuinely like the people …

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Culling the Herd

March 13th, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

Someone on your payroll needs to go. You know it, the people that work with this under-performer know it, and the under-performer probably knows it. Ranchers call it “culling the …

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“Star Wars” accountability

February 28th, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

Though I’m not a huge “Star Wars” fan, there’s a line from one of the films that sums up my thoughts on accountability. Accountability is a form of commitment. Commitment …

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The Impact of accountability

February 21st, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

Staples Canada is spending big bucks to manage employee accountability. http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/article/189253/Staples-Canada-implements-customer-experience-management-program. The small and mid-sized companies that I work with drive accountability through peer-to-peer relationships – not by spending an …

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Tough Love for Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

Developing a Culture of Accountability True or False? “Everyone in our organization knows the top objectives and understands what’s expected of them.” If you’re not sure, and those you direct …

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