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.

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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4 Steps Toward Accountability

February 7th, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

One of the most important questions you’ll ever ask of someone – whether posed outright to the person or asked silently in your head and pondered in your heart – …

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How to Defy the Odds of Failure

January 10th, 2012  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

Setting New Year’s Resolutions: Defy Failure This Year It’s the dawn of a New Year. Are you setting New Year’s resolutions? Studies show that the resolutions most of us make …

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Live in the Now

December 27th, 2011  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

Are You Living in the Now? “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle What’s your most precious commodity? It’s time. …

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12 Christmas Questions

December 6th, 2011  |  Published in Holiday, Leadership

In 2005, I became a Chair for Vistage International. My charge then as now was to assemble a group of 16 owners, partners, presidents and CEOs from non-competing businesses and …

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Peel Your Personal Onion

November 29th, 2011  |  Published in Goal Setting, Productivity, Strategic Planning

The Socratic Method “Let him that would move the world first move himself.” – Socrates You’ve probably heard of the Socratic Method, but what is it exactly and what does it mean …

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America’s Most Famous Question

November 22nd, 2011  |  Published in Leadership

America’s Best Presidential Inauguration Speeches Forty-eight years ago today, our third grade teacher sent us home early. President Kennedy had been fatally wounded in Dallas, Texas. From the time John …

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Steve Jobs’ 4 Questions for Apple

November 2nd, 2011  |  Published in Customer Service, Reputation

Steve Jobs wanted to change the world. He did. His vision, tenacity and “one more thing” approach transformed not just one industry – a feat most leaders would consider remarkable …

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10 Scary Questions

October 25th, 2011  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

In the spirit of Halloween, here are 10 scary questions to ask yourself and answer to get the most out of life. I selected these 10 questions from more than …

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That’s a Great Question

October 11th, 2011  |  Published in Accountability

The following is an excerpt from That’s a Great Question, Greg Bustin’s latest must-read book for leaders and CEOs who are interested in understanding what matters most to take action, …

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4 Parts of Planning

October 4th, 2011  |  Published in Accountability, Strategic Planning

How to Plan for Business In the last 30 days, I’ve led four strategic planning sessions for companies in four different industries: financial services, healthcare staffing, heating & air conditioning and …

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What’s Your Future?

September 27th, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

As inevitably as the seasons change, thousands of companies every year shut their doors because of the leadership team’s failure to develop a written plan and then implement it. Tens …

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Get Your House in Order

September 20th, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~ Plato (BC 427-BC 347) You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint. Why would you build your business without …

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Plans are Useless

September 13th, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

The general who orchestrated D-Day – General Dwight Eisenhower – said, “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” It’s true that …

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Why Bother? 10 Benefits of Planning

September 5th, 2011  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Strategic planning season is upon us. For organizations whose fiscal year ends December 31, the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is prime time for planning. Vacations are over and …

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A Winning Culture

August 9th, 2011  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Organization Health

Company Culture: How to Start Winning As the NBA Finals unfolded six weeks ago, the Dallas Mavericks claimed the title from the Dallas Cowboys as “America’s Team.” It seemed basketball …

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