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.

The Seven Pillars of Accountability

August 11th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

In 2009, in the depth of the worldwide recession, I began looking into the factors that separate high-performing companies from all the rest. I knew from my work with successful …


Inspiration Amid Disaster. Churchill 75 Years Later.

August 4th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Words—whether read by the eye or heard by the ear—are tools leaders use to create impressions that console, educate, influence and inspire. Gifted leaders have overcome speech impediments (Moses, King …


Danger at the Top

July 28th, 2015  |  Published in Conflict Resolution

Think about your team’s response to achieving a long-sought and hard-won objective. Do you take time to celebrate or get right back to business? Does your team’s success inspire vigilance …


Champions Write History: Football Hall of Fame

July 21st, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

Last week I was in Ohio delivering my accountability workshop, so I visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Displays of pro football’s early years were interesting. The …


Is This Your Newest Competitor? – Amazon Turns 20

July 14th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Amazon turns 20 tomorrow. This anniversary means Amazon is one step closer to being your newest competitor. Leaders of business-to-business companies: Pay attention. Fortune magazine calls Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos …


For Whom The (Blue) Bell Tolls

July 7th, 2015  |  Published in Organization Health

There’s no Blue Bell ice cream this summer. Blue Bell issued a general recall in April after products tested positive for Listeria. The recall forced the company – the nation’s …


Freedom of Speech

June 30th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

For Americans, the month of July is synonymous with celebrating our freedom. Our greatest freedom is the freedom of speech. This freedom-preserved as the First Amendment in our Bill of …


Taking Time vs. Making Time

June 23rd, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Last week I delivered my accountability workshop to owners, CEOs and key executives over a three-day period in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Kelowna is western Canada’s wine region and Tony …


Your Summer Blockbuster

June 16th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Those born after 1980 may be surprised that blockbuster movies were not always part of our summers. It was 40 years ago in the summer of 1975 that “Jaws” warned …


Being Grateful

June 9th, 2015  |  Published in Conflict Resolution

Texas has been so dry for so long, most of us forgot what rainbows looked like. So we were grateful when the rains came. But by the end of May, …


Abandon Ship…not Hope. Shackleton 100 Years Later.

June 2nd, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

June in Antarctica is winter. By June 1915, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 men were trapped in their ship Endurance, frozen solid in the ice. …


Dunkirk Spirit

May 26th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Memorial Day signals the beginning of summer. The holiday’s original purpose was to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of the Dunkirk …


David Letterman’s Top 10 List for You

May 19th, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

David Letterman says goodbye to late-night TV tomorrow. During his 22 years at CBS, Letterman developed several quirky features, including “Stupid Pet Tricks,” Monkey-Cam and “Small Town News.” One of …


Ebola: A 20-year Warning

May 12th, 2015  |  Published in Organization Health

Are you paying attention to the world around you? It’s easy to get caught up in the here-and-now. But as a leader, it’s your job to look around, connect the …


5 Questions Leaders Should Ask About Talent

May 5th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Hiring is on the uptick. At a career fair last month where I was speaking, about 50 companies were looking to fill approximately 3,000 positions. These companies had assigned key …


Good Fences Make Good Neighbors…and Employees

April 28th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

In his poem, “Mending Wall” four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost paints a word picture of two neighbors who meet during “spring mending-time” to restack rocks on the stone wall …


Tend Your Garden

April 21st, 2015  |  Published in Strategic Planning

With Spring in full bloom nearly one-third of the year completed, it’s an opportune time for you to tend the garden you call your business and consider taking this action: …


Everybody, Somebody, Anybody & Nobody

April 14th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

At a private workshop I was conducting, I asked this question: “When something doesn’t get done that’s supposed to get done, who owns that?” “We all do,” came the reply. …


3 Lessons from Appomattox

April 7th, 2015  |  Published in Conflict Resolution

Two days from now marks the 150th anniversary of the end of North America’s bloodiest war that pitted countryman against countryman and, occasionally, brother against brother. On April 9, 1865, …


John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

March 31st, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

The Final Four is approaching and even though UCLA was defeated in the Sweet 16 round, it’s appropriate to recall former UCLA coach John Wooden’s thoughts on leadership. The school’s …


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