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How to Ask Questions that Brighten Your Future Now

If you want a bright future, sharpening your communication skills will take you to the next level in your career, business, and life overall. The problem is, smooth-talking is not your forte. (Me neither.)  Should you say something or not? If yes, what do you say to start making a connection? What’s the secret? The…

Successfully Execute Your Strategy Without Blowing Up Your To-Do List

What is the simple way to successfully execute a strategy without adding to your to-do list? Overscheduled leaders know that time, energy, and resources are precious. How we use these limited reserves makes the difference between successfully executing our strategy or continuing running on the hamster wheel not making recognizable forward progress. The Formula for…

Four BIG Mistakes Executives Make that Stop Strategy Execution

When it comes to executing your business strategy, what drags your organization to a strategic slow crawl or even a full stop?  Conventional management practices point to initiatives as the vehicle to drive strategic change.  However, studies show that over 75% of strategic initiatives fail within most corporations.   It’s not surprising that so many CEOs…

Stop Torturing Your Team by Making Your Next Meeting the Best Ever

I’m not a fan of most meetings. Why? Meetings are usually one of two things – an instrument of torture or a carefully utilized tool that generates positive results.  What can leaders and participants do to make a meeting worthwhile? Not all meetings are the same, but there are ways that participants and leaders can…

Comfort Kills Great Leadership

  A leader making business decisions based on being comfortable is like a couch potato trying to run a marathon. A comfortable leader will always underperform in a competitive environment. A comfortable team will likely feel good but miss opportunities. I worked in the financial services industry for over 27-years. That industry struggles to break…