How to 10X Your Creativity

How to 10X Your Creativity

When a business, team, or leader is not experiencing the success they want, they are prone to falling into two related traps. Since leader results are a reflection of the quality of their decisions, extraordinary leaders recognize the importance of dedicating time to...
Get Off the Treadmill!

Get Off the Treadmill!

When businesses underperform, I invariably see leaders who have fallen into the “MORE” trap (i.e., working longer, trying harder, going faster). While no one will fault their effort, results often continue to fall short. In this four-minute video, I highlight:  ...
How Great CEOs Create Unfair Advantage

How Great CEOs Create Unfair Advantage

Does your business deliver value in ways your competitors do not? While your business might survive without this differentiation, it won’t thrive. Businesses that plateau almost always lack a differentiated offer. After all, no amount of operational excellence will...
Does Strategy Even Matter?

Does Strategy Even Matter?

We are living in vulnerable times as leaders strive to get their businesses back to normal in an environment that is anything but ordinary. For leaders whose previous business trajectory was less than ideal, today’s uncertainty only magnifies their concerns. In...
You Can’t Fix What You Can’t See

You Can’t Fix What You Can’t See

A Leadership Dilemma Most of the CEOs I know are confronting the toughest leadership test they have ever faced — getting their business back to normal in an environment that is anything but normal.   I empathize with leaders who want to restore what was, but the...
Mastering Uncomfortable Conversations

Mastering Uncomfortable Conversations

In my work with senior teams, I witness far too many CEOs and senior leaders who are not skilled in having uncomfortable conversations. Instead, these leaders choose to withhold their concerns or unproductively lash out. The problem with both choices is that they...
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