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.

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 …


Coca-Cola: The Shape of History

March 24th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

The current issue of Fortune magazine lists 50 of the world’s most admired companies. Once again The Coca-Cola Company is among the global high-performers. The distinctive packaging design for the …


Irish Philosophy

March 17th, 2015  |  Published in Event

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not Irish (I’m German on my mother’s side, Scotch on my father’s side), but our family visited Ireland and loved the people, the sights and …


No More Elephant in the Room

March 10th, 2015  |  Published in Conflict Resolution

Last week Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced live elephants will no longer be included in circus performances starting in 2018. The company called the decision “unprecedented” and in …


Secret Sauce or Cultural Malware?

March 3rd, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

My work with leaders and my research for my book Accountability confirms the difference between average performance and exceptional performance is rarely a matter of strategy but rather the tone …


Change: Are You Happy or Sad?

February 24th, 2015  |  Published in Conflict Resolution

This past weekend my wife and I cleaned out our daughter’s bedroom. Jordan moved to Chicago last summer and now works in advertising at Leo Burnett. Jordan’s room hasn’t been …


Like Yesterday: Miracle on Ice.

February 17th, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

Next week is the 35th anniversary of the United States Olympic hockey team’s defeat of the Soviet Union hockey team. It was an unlikely victory that came be known as …


Forget Resolutions. Focus on Celebrations.

February 10th, 2015  |  Published in Organization Health

Studies show most people make resolutions around weight (losing it) and money (saving it). We also know that by now – just 40 days into the New Year – one …


No More Mr. Goodwrench

February 3rd, 2015  |  Published in Leadership

I spend virtually all of my time around leaders. I facilitate strategic planning sessions for them, I coach them, I speak to them in workshops and keynote addresses, break bread …


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