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flywheel concept

Leveraging the Flywheel Concept in Your Business

The Flywheel is a very simple and potent tool designed to make a business more powerful. Jim…

Podcast EP 128 | Is Your Leadership Team Too Big?

Is your leadership team too big? There's a real challenge that comes with having too many people…

smac recipe

Have You Figured Out Your SMaC Recipe for Success?

A SMaC Recipe, from Jim Collins’ book Great by Choice, is a set of enduring operating principles…

Podcast EP 127 | How to Deal with an Underperforming Executive

How do you deal with an underperforming executive? Executives perform the most impactful and…

decision making

Up to Speed with Decision Making

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing…

Podcast EP 126 | Hidden Reasons Why Employees Leave their Jobs

What happens when managers tell you people are leaving for more money? As a leader, your direct…

shared experiences

Shared Experiences are a Catalyst for Connection

As I come off an amazing summer and reflect on the highlights that were most memorable and…

Podcast EP 125 | What to do When Your Team is Resisting Change

Sometimes you're clear about a change that needs to happen, but team members might resist that…

september reset

Maximizing the September Reset

I'm reading a fascinating book by Anthony Bourdain (actually, listening to the audiobook –…

Podcast EP 124 | Five Things That Lead to a Bad Strategic Plan

What makes a bad strategic plan? According to Harvard Business School, 92% of business plans fail…

Business Strategies for an Economic Downturn

Seven Business Strategies for an Economic Downturn

It’s almost impossible to predict what’s going to happen in the future – at work or in life. And it…

Podcast Ep 123 | Seven Valuable Ways to Help Develop Middle Managers

How do you develop middle managers? As companies grow, the gap tends to be in middle management.…

Meeting Mastery

Meeting Mastery for CEOs

What is a CEO's #1 tool? Meetings, meetings, meetings. Whatever vision people have for what a CEO…

Podcast Ep 122 | Fire Bullets Before Cannonballs: Jim Collins’ Method for Validating Ideas

What does it mean to fire bullets before cannonballs? Often leaders are too bold, or…

strategic thinking

Preserve Your Strategic Thinking Time

I love hearing the use of the word “strategic” in meetings and conversations, which often…

Podcast Ep 121 | How to Structure Presentations to Ensure Effective Decision Making

Leaders often waste a lot of time on decisions because meeting delegates are not well prepared…

bottom line thinking

Bottom Line Thinking

It’s stimulating to talk about strategy, the possibility of dominating a market, or adding value…

Podcast Ep 120 | The 20 Mile March concept By Jim Collins: Thrive in Uncertainty

When you embrace a 20 Mile March, you have a tangible point of focus that keeps you and your team…

business advisors

Leverage Business Advisors to Quadruple Your IQ

How effective are you at gaining insights & opinions from true experts in business and in life…

Podcast Ep 119 | The Jim Collins SMaC Recipe: Your Formula For Success

SMaC Recipe is a concept developed in the book Great by Choice. A SMaC recipe is a set of durable…

net promoter score

Why You Need to Upgrade to Net Promoter Score 3.0

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is an absolute favorite of mine to simply get a pulse on what your…

Podcast Ep 118 | Flywheel Model: Part Two | Powering Up Your Flywheel

There's a big problem with most flywheels, and it's the main reason they're destined to fail. The…

cash reserves

Cash Reserves: Too Much, Not Enough or Not Sure?

Although we all know that cash flow is critical to the success of enduring companies, there are…

Podcast Ep 117 | Flywheel Model: Part One | 5 Ways to Ensure that Your Flywheel Will Build Momentum

The Flywheel Concept originated from Jim Collins' book Good to Great and outlines a series of…

best practices

Let’s Agree: Don’t Call Copying What Other People Do “Best Practices”

Some things in the boardroom drive me crazy. (Actually the list is quite long, but we don't need to…

Podcast Ep 116 | Is Your Corporate Culture Really Aligned with Your Core Values?

Is your company culture really aligned with your core values? Sometimes there can be a difference…

quarterly planning

Quarterly Planning: Are You Achieving Your #1 Goals for Work, Self & Life Halfway Through 2022?

I love checkpoints. We’re often so busy that we need an external prompt to contemplate where we are…

Podcast EP 115 | Seven Actions for Challenging Economic Times

No one knows what will happen but at the moment there are a number of signals that indicate…

scaling up

The 5 Most Common Questions Asked About Scaling Up

Scaling Up is a framework initially found in a book called Rockefeller Habits. This simple,…

Podcast EP 114 | CEOs Must Become Meeting Masters

We know that a carpenter or a nurse have many tools to use in their profession. But a CEO has only…

Podcast EP 125 | What to do When Your Team is Resisting Change

Sometimes you're clear about a change that needs to happen, but team members might resist that…

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Podcast EP 124 | Five Things That Lead to a Bad Strategic Plan

What makes a bad strategic plan? According to Harvard Business School, 92% of business plans fail…

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Podcast Ep 123 | Seven Valuable Ways to Help Develop Middle Managers

How do you develop middle managers? As companies grow, the gap tends to be in middle management.…

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Podcast Ep 122 | Fire Bullets Before Cannonballs: Jim Collins’ Method for Validating Ideas

What does it mean to fire bullets before cannonballs? Often leaders are too bold, or…

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Podcast Ep 121 | How to Structure Presentations to Ensure Effective Decision Making

Leaders often waste a lot of time on decisions because meeting delegates are not well prepared…

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Podcast Ep 120 | The 20 Mile March concept By Jim Collins: Thrive in Uncertainty

When you embrace a 20 Mile March, you have a tangible point of focus that keeps you and your team…

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Podcast Ep 119 | The Jim Collins SMaC Recipe: Your Formula For Success

SMaC Recipe is a concept developed in the book Great by Choice. A SMaC recipe is a set of durable…

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Podcast Ep 118 | Flywheel Model: Part Two | Powering Up Your Flywheel

There's a big problem with most flywheels, and it's the main reason they're destined to fail. The…

0 Comments41 Minutes

Podcast Ep 117 | Flywheel Model: Part One | 5 Ways to Ensure that Your Flywheel Will Build Momentum

The Flywheel Concept originated from Jim Collins' book Good to Great and outlines a series of…

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Podcast Ep 116 | Is Your Corporate Culture Really Aligned with Your Core Values?

Is your company culture really aligned with your core values? Sometimes there can be a difference…

0 Comments43 Minutes

Podcast EP 115 | Seven Actions for Challenging Economic Times

No one knows what will happen but at the moment there are a number of signals that indicate…

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Podcast EP 114 | CEOs Must Become Meeting Masters

We know that a carpenter or a nurse have many tools to use in their profession. But a CEO has only…

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flywheel concept

Leveraging the Flywheel Concept in Your Business

The Flywheel is a very simple and potent tool designed to make a business more powerful. Jim…

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smac recipe

Have You Figured Out Your SMaC Recipe for Success?

A SMaC Recipe, from Jim Collins’ book Great by Choice, is a set of enduring operating principles…

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decision making

Up to Speed with Decision Making

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing…

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shared experiences

Shared Experiences are a Catalyst for Connection

As I come off an amazing summer and reflect on the highlights that were most memorable and…

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september reset

Maximizing the September Reset

I'm reading a fascinating book by Anthony Bourdain (actually, listening to the audiobook –…

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Business Strategies for an Economic Downturn

Seven Business Strategies for an Economic Downturn

It’s almost impossible to predict what’s going to happen in the future – at work or in life. And it…

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Meeting Mastery

Meeting Mastery for CEOs

What is a CEO's #1 tool? Meetings, meetings, meetings. Whatever vision people have for what a CEO…

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strategic thinking

Preserve Your Strategic Thinking Time

I love hearing the use of the word “strategic” in meetings and conversations, which often…

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employee vaccination policy

[Video] 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy

I recently had a conversation with Laurie Ballantyne, one of our awesome new advisors (with a deep…

do what you love

Do What You Love and Invest in Your Sweet Spots

If you want to be a high-performing leader, invest 80% of your time and energy to do what you love,…

managing emotions

Managing Emotions and Dealing with Your Emotional Junk

Is your emotional junk causing bad decisions or regrettable behaviour? Past traumas leave emotional…

suicide prevention day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and I wanted to share a few ideas that I’m hoping will help…

monkey mind

Mastering Your Monkey Mind

A calm mind can find better solutions, make better decisions and be more creative. Great. But how…

gratitude for the change

Gratitude for The Change Thrust Upon Us

My colleague Tim Schokking recently sat down to speak with one of his clients, Tim Dumas, COO of…

ignore conventional wisdom

Ignore Conventional Wisdom

What if I told you to completely ignore all the best practices and conventional wisdom that’s been…

Put on Your Oxygen Mask First

Put On Your Oxygen Mask First

One major point of my book Your Oxygen Mask First - is that the missing part of the equation is…

victims of success

A Victim of Your Own Success

What I’ve learned working with high-performing CEOs and leaders, around the world, is that they…

work life planning

Work Life Planning: Plan, Plan & Plan Again

We have goals of where we want to get to, and great plans. But of course, that's not how it…

push yourself

Push Yourself – Keep Going For It

This post is inspired by my grandmother, Betty Howett. At 81 years of age, she went back to…

Overcoming Negative Thinking by Learning to Love the Lessons

How good are you at seeing the benefit in your biggest challenges, at work and in life? The key to…

difficult conversations

Tackle Difficult Conversations

We've all faced difficult conversations in our lives. The best leaders find effective ways to deal…

clear expectations

Clear Expectations Help People Meet Your Standards

How skilled are you at setting clear expectations and graciously getting people to meet your high…

Stress Performance Curve - How Stress Makes High Performers Better

Stress Performance Curve – How Stress Makes High Performers Better

Although it sounds counter-intuitive, high performing CEOs and managers actually need stress to be…

day 1 amazon

Day 1 Amazon Thinking

The essence of Day 1 Amazon Thinking - described in Bezos’ 2017 shareholder letter - is how the…

Get Your Team Making Decisions on Their Own

How skilled are you at helping people become strong, independent leaders? Are you bombarded by…

business advisors

Leverage Business Advisors to Quadruple Your IQ

How effective are you at gaining insights & opinions from true experts in business and in life…

team building

Team Building: Developing an “A” Team That Delivers Better Results Than You, Without You

How good are you at team building - developing a team so strong there’s not much you need to do?…

constructive feedback

Getting Tough Constructive Feedback

How do you rate at getting honest opinions about your performance as a leader? Learn how to get the…

lifelong learning

Lifelong Learning – Learn Like Your Life Depends on It

How do you rate yourself when it comes to the practice of lifelong learning? If your ideas and…

how to stop procrastinating

How to Stop Procrastinating — Lick Your Toads.

How do you rate at making sure annoying little things get done before they pile up? Here’s how to…

personal resilience

Double Your Personal Resilience

You need personal resilience - the strength of your body, your mind, and your spirit - to help you…

work life balance

Forget Work Life Balance

Video Transcript: Do you dedicate enough time and energy to everything that matters to you? In…

enjoying life

Enjoying Life in Tandem with Your Business Achievements

Video Transcript: Alright. We're going talk about habit number one of my book Your Oxygen Mask…

micromanaging

Micromanaging vs. Leading

One of the biggest challenges for a leader as he or she grows into the role is the process of…

executive coaching triad

The Power of Executive Coaching Triads

Magic happens during executive coaching triads because the sessions facilitate incredibly succinct,…

walking through walls

Will your team walk through walls for you?

Amazing things can happen for an organization when leaders have the ability to make a genuine,…

motivational themes

Creating Quarterly and Annual Motivational Themes

Today, we're going to talk about annual and quarterly motivational themes, and how effective that…

rockefeller_habits

What are the Rockefeller Habits?

People, strategy, execution and cash: four pillars that have to be equally strong in your business…

self-assessment

Self-Assessment Tool

Self Assessment Tool We’ve…

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