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.

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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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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