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.

Corporate Hive

May 20th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

Summer’s here. Trees are branching out, flowers are in bloom, and the bees are back. We’ve said before that you must cultivate your workplace culture – your work environment – as …

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Sterling Behavior?

May 13th, 2014  |  Published in Organization Health

The NBA playoffs are in full swing. A few seasons ago, the NBA asked “Where will amazing happen this year?” The league was talking about on-the-court action. This year, amazing …

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A Time to Celebrate…and Think

May 6th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

The month of May is a time to celebrate graduations. And a time for all of us to think. This excerpt is from Barbara Kingsolver’s commencement address to the 2008 …

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The Shape of Your Culture

April 29th, 2014  |  Published in Organization Health

Leaders often describe their organization as “agile,” “nimble,” “responsive.” But if an organization’s culture is the sum of its behavior, few of your employees are lively and quick. The World …

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Spring Football

April 22nd, 2014  |  Published in Event, Strategic Planning

There are two big sports seasons in Texas: football and spring football. Last Saturday, the University of Texas played its annual Orange-White scrimmage. New head coach Charlie Strong made three …

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Uneasy Lies the Head

April 15th, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, the title character finds himself worn out by his duties as king and jealous of his “poorest subjects [who] are at this hour asleep!” Poor King …

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First Quarter Score

April 8th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

March Madness is over. So is the first quarter of 2014. What’s your score? My survey of 6,000 executives worldwide shows that most organizations do a poor job of tracking performance. …

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3 Ways Leaders Can Destress During the Holidays

April 4th, 2014  |  Published in Strategic Planning

This post was first published in 2014, and is being re-posted due to popular response at the time. It’s a busy time of year. If your fiscal year ends Dec. …

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Accountability: When Character and Reputation Meet

April 1st, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

The Seven Pillars of Accountability Whether big, small, or in between, high-performing organizations share seven distinct characteristics that I call the Seven Pillars of Accountability: Character Unity Learning Tracking Urgency …

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Culture: By Design or Default?

March 18th, 2014  |  Published in Organization Health

Your organization’s culture is the sum of your collective behavior. How things get done – or don’t get done – is what makes your workplace environment unique. Do you have …

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The Capstone of Accountability

March 11th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

High-performing organizations drive accountability through a set of principles and practices that are simple to say and hard to do. I call these principles The Seven Pillars of Accountability: Character …

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Accountability: The Enemy Within

March 4th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

Year after year, accountability tops the charts of issues executives say they want to improve. Based on hundreds of engagements and data I have collected over the years from more …

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Hitting the Wall

February 25th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Leaders are problem-solvers. One problem some leaders have difficulty solving is the problem of getting those who work for them to think for themselves. A CEO was sharing with me …

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Facebook Turns 10

February 18th, 2014  |  Published in Event, Social Media

Hard to believe that Facebook was launched 10 years ago this month. It feels as though social media has been with us longer than that. Perhaps it’s the realization that …

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The Beatles and You

February 11th, 2014  |  Published in Event

Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. If they had flopped, their performance would have been forgotten. But of course they didn’t. News accounts of …

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Hiding in Plain Sight

February 1st, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

Two films – “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Lone Survivor” – provide moviegoers with insight into the elite combat units of the U.S. Navy SEALs. The SEALs – Sea, Air, Land …

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Groundhog Day

January 28th, 2014  |  Published in Event, Strategic Planning

This Sunday is Groundhog Day. It’s a custom begun in the 18th century among Pennsylvanians who brought this tradition from Germany: a groundhog that sees his shadow returns to his …

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Are You a Leader? Speak up!

January 21st, 2014  |  Published in Leadership

I’m a big proponent of leading with questions, and my third book – That’s A Great Question – click for link – contains more than 500 thought-provoking questions I’ve assembled over …

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Where’s the Beef?

January 14th, 2014  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning

Forty years ago this month, sweet little old Clara Peller became a worldwide cultural icon when, in a TV commercial for Wendy’s, she received a hamburger that was mostly bun …

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Expect More

January 7th, 2014  |  Published in Holiday, Strategic Planning

Happy New Year! And welcome to National Change Month, the time of the year when we get fired up about changing our lives. As you contemplate the changes you’ll commit …

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