Turning Talk into Action

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."

- Abraham Lincoln

Developing an aspirational and effective culture within a business is necessary for many leaders in pursuit of success. For some, this culture is focused on communication and putting out impactful messaging to all those involved. In doing this, ...

Controlling Stress

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”

- Bruce Lee

Despite frequent attempts to retain positivity in the workplace, stress may often be a commonplace feeling in your day to day. Stress is a natural process when dealing with high impact and hardworking environments. However, fully accepting stres...

Organizing Internal Involvement

“An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

- Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric

When focusing on involvement, there can be a number of questions guiding you aside the basic “Who do I want involved?” Deciding who is best to address cer

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Retooling Leadership For Crisis

“In crisis management, be quick with the facts, slow with the blame.”

- Leonard Saffir, Author

In times of crises and disarray, leadership is of the utmost importance. But how exactly do you pivot from your typical leadership practices in such trying times? Is it just about staying consistent and strong? Or should certain new strategies be...

The Value of Storytelling in Business

“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.”

- Steve Jobs

There are a multitude of qualities that define successful leadership, but perhaps one of the more important aspects of an impactful leader is the ability to keep others engage...

Cultivating System-Wide Accountability

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

- Henry Ford

As a leader, a strong sense of personal accountability is a must. A primary component of leadership is the ability to influence and garner respect with those you lead. Without accountability, a leader cannot build the trust necessary to achieve ...

Addressing Personnel Problems in Your Business

“You're only as good as the people you hire.”

- Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s

Leaders are often faced with tough decisions, some of the hardest being the letting go of personnel. But as a business leader, you are responsible for cultivating a quality culture within your company. And sometimes there are people internally that become a t

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The Importance of Showing Gratitude

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

- John F Kennedy

As we enter the holiday season the thought of thankfulness and gratitude lingers in many people’s mind. And even during the rest of the year, most people are aware of the importance and positive ...

How to Ask the Right Questions

"The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

-Albert Einstein

It is known that one of the most essential elements in business and leadership is communication, but there is often an underrated but hugely important aspect of communication: questioning. In business anyway, we typically are not traine...

The First Two Steps in Building a Winning Culture

“Regardless of what people say they value or believe, what actually shows up in their behavior is the best indication of the true culture.”

- David Friedman

Creating and maintaining a strong company culture is perhaps one of the best ways to accelerate performance. Upcoming Vistage event speaker, author and former CEO, David Friedman, is ...