Plans and Performance Visible to All

Fans wouldn’t tolerate going to a game where no one kept or knew the score. Yet, many companies expect employees to be excited & engaged without making their plans or performance visible to everyone. (Kind of like going to a soccer game without knowing or posting the score – hardly… Read more

Did You Have a Good Day at Work?

Imagine going to a football game that doesn’t keep score. Crazy! Who wants to go to THAT? We all want to know: Are we winning… Read more

How Clear is Your Strategy for Your Executive Team?

On a scale of 1-10, rate the alignment of your Executive Team on each of these: Your BHAG? Your Core Customer(s)? Your Brand Promises? Your… Read more

Core Values Can Be Your Superpower

Core Values & Purpose: Dead words? Or, are they so alive that they are your company’s “superpower”? As the CEO, the difference is YOUR responsibility,… Read more

“Can you give us perfect “10s”? “If not, why?”

Some customer surveys seem so selfish. They annoy me. HOWEVER, when was the last time you & your management team directly asked your customers about… Read more

Feel like the weight of the organization is all on your shoulders?

Working longer hours than ever? Has complexity increased while freedom & fun have diminished? CEOs & management teams: It’s time to distribute the load! Identifying… Read more

Communication is Consistently the Biggest Challenge

The #1 challenge when two or more people are working together is communication (anyone married?)* So how can we make it less frustrating and more… Read more

Business Stress

Three Reasons Why Success Causes More Stress And What You Can Do About It

As an aspiring professional mountain bike racer, I knew the quickest way to turn pro was to win as many amateur races as possible in… Read more

Effective CEOs

Six Disciplines Of The Most Efficient CEOs

Whether you are an entrepreneur running your own company or you were brought in to take a company to the next level, as a CEO,… Read more

Show Up

Six Ways To Truly Show Up To Your Next Meeting

I rediscovered a powerful concept this year that has changed my frame of mind every day. My entrepreneurial journey began in college with my first… Read more

Grenade

The Power of Core Values & the Impact of a Hand Grenade

My boss welcomed me into her office & shut the door. I had no idea that meeting was about to deliver the impact of a… Read more

Communication

Improve Efficiency & Effectiveness? Start by Asking These 5 Questions.

Communication. Is it just me or is it really lacking in the workplace? The #1 challenge when two or more people are working together is… Read more

Alignment

Make This Quarter Count. Align.

Is everyone aligned with the #1 thing that needs to be accomplished this quarter to move the company forward?* Do they even know what it… Read more

Changed Life

A vulnerable conversation from 1995 that surprisingly went viral in 2017…

“What do you do for a living?” I was asked by another soccer dad on the sideline. I wanted to lie. I was unemployed in… Read more

Outward Focus

Mind Whiplash for Overcoming Stage Fright: Focus Outward vs. Inward

A comment card from many years before was tormenting me again… “Gary is better 1-on-1 than in speaking in front of a crowd.” My take:… Read more

Lightbulb

Address These 4 Questions & Unlock Greater Opportunities for Growth…

Besides success, what did Hugh McColl & Sam Walton have in common? They walked among their troops. They personally sought frontline input. Management ALWAYS sets… Read more

Executive Health

Four Questions to Evaluate the Health & Alignment of Your Executive Team*…

Looking for ways to help realize your company’s growth goals? Here are four questions to evaluate the health and alignment of your executive team: 1)… Read more

Branding

So, What if Yours is “Brand D”? Try this…

Don’t panic but ponder this: Our minds are filled with ladders. Unfortunately, there are only three rungs on each category ladder that really matter. I’m… Read more

Soccer Team

3 Powerful Business Lessons from a Colombian Superstar Turned Coach…

To everyone else, Hugo Galeano (#4) was a Colombian soccer superstar. To my son and our family, he was a defining and positive influence who… Read more

Triumphs

Three MindShifts for Turning Setbacks into Triumphs…

Setbacks. I don’t know any goal-oriented person that loves them. They delay us. They frustrate us. They can derail us. Or, they could become an… Read more

What’s Keeping Your Company from Scaling?

Is there something going on in your company that is slowing down growth, making it not fun to come into work, or creating tension within… Read more

Learn to Win by Racing

The Grand Canyon looks very different in person than it does on a map. Like the Grand Canyon, there are some things that just have… Read more

Winning Team

Build a Winning Leadership Team

One of the most important things an Entrepreneur or CEO can do is build a strong leadership team.  Even in solo sports, such as professional… Read more

Create Your Epic Win

What is your crystal clear vision of the future? What are you and your team building toward? What is your Epic Win™? Get this one… Read more

The Power of Setbacks

At 40 years old, I was in the best shape of my life. I had just turned Pro as a mountain bike racer and I… Read more