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Are You Getting Seven Kinds of Rest?

In Your Oxygen Mask First, I talk about Resilience Rituals (Chapter 3 Double Your Personal…

Podcast Ep 138 | Why the One Page Plan works

Many companies might have a plan, but some plans work better than others. Focus matters; having an…

November is Men’s Mental Health Month in the US

It’s great to get back into the rhythm of in-person keynotes and workshops related to Your Oxygen…

Podcast EP 137 | The Four Forces of Growth

This week we're talking about a new book that Kevin is working on entitled The Four Forces of…

Are You Obsessed with Your Customers?

Every time I return to Dubai, I am inspired. Not that long ago, this small town on the edge of a…

Podcast EP 136 | If We Bought Twitter: things to consider when acquiring a business

What would we do if we paid $44 USD Billion for a business that was losing 4 million dollars a…

An Amazing Team Retreat

In early October, we had our second team retreat in Whistler, after adding three new advisors this…

Podcast EP 135 | What tools do you need to use for an effective onboarding process?

First, you must document what success looks like in the role after the onboarding. Second, you…

Do You Have Debate Deficit or Decision Deficit – Or Both?

Many teams are very good at identifying and setting aside time to discuss and debate, and to make…

Podcast EP 134 | Onboarded – What is onboarding debt, and how can you calculate your onboarding debt?

When people don’t understand how to succeed in a new role, they do what they think is right. But…

The Top 10 Blogs

Writing always helps to crystallize my thoughts and learnings and I enjoy sharing new information…

Podcast EP 133 | Onboarded – Why new hires that are a good fit are a problem (2 of 4)

“Many people refer to a person as a good fit (they are still here) or a bad fit (they left). This…

The Top 10 Podcasts from The Growth Whisperers

After more than 130 podcasts, over two years, I'm thrilled with my partnership with my good friend…

Podcast EP 132 | Onboarded – What is onboarding and why does it matter? (1 of 4)

What is onboarding, and why does it matter? In this first of four episodes, we're discussing…

How Disciplined Is Your 20-Mile March?

How Disciplined Is Your 20-Mile March? A Jim Collins’ Great by Choice Concept   It's…

Podcast EP 131 | Leveraging the Stockdale Paradox in this Economy

 How can you leverage the Stockdale Paradox in this economy? During these turbulent times, with…

Mastering & Powering Up Your Company’s Flywheel

Assuming you’ve figured out your Flywheel - what truly creates power and drives the growth engine…

Podcast EP 130 | Jim Collins Level 5 Leaders

What are Jim Collins Level 5 leaders? Level 5 leadership is a concept developed in the book Good…

quarterly planning

Quarterly Planning: Will You Finish 2022 Strong?

There's nothing like the power and focus of a deadline to get things done. And now that we are…

Podcast EP 129 | How to Identify A-Players During an Interview

There is no substitute for A-Players. ​​The higher the percentage of A-Players on your teams, and…

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…

Podcast Ep 138 | Why the One Page Plan works

Many companies might have a plan, but some plans work better than others. Focus matters; having an…

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Podcast EP 137 | The Four Forces of Growth

This week we're talking about a new book that Kevin is working on entitled The Four Forces of…

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Podcast EP 136 | If We Bought Twitter: things to consider when acquiring a business

What would we do if we paid $44 USD Billion for a business that was losing 4 million dollars a…

0 Comments41 Minutes

Podcast EP 135 | What tools do you need to use for an effective onboarding process?

First, you must document what success looks like in the role after the onboarding. Second, you…

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Podcast EP 134 | Onboarded – What is onboarding debt, and how can you calculate your onboarding debt?

When people don’t understand how to succeed in a new role, they do what they think is right. But…

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Podcast EP 133 | Onboarded – Why new hires that are a good fit are a problem (2 of 4)

“Many people refer to a person as a good fit (they are still here) or a bad fit (they left). This…

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Podcast EP 132 | Onboarded – What is onboarding and why does it matter? (1 of 4)

What is onboarding, and why does it matter? In this first of four episodes, we're discussing…

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Podcast EP 130 | Jim Collins Level 5 Leaders

What are Jim Collins Level 5 leaders? Level 5 leadership is a concept developed in the book Good…

0 Comments41 Minutes

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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Are You Getting Seven Kinds of Rest?

In Your Oxygen Mask First, I talk about Resilience Rituals (Chapter 3 Double Your Personal…

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November is Men’s Mental Health Month in the US

It’s great to get back into the rhythm of in-person keynotes and workshops related to Your Oxygen…

0 Comments5 Minutes

Are You Obsessed with Your Customers?

Every time I return to Dubai, I am inspired. Not that long ago, this small town on the edge of a…

0 Comments5 Minutes

An Amazing Team Retreat

In early October, we had our second team retreat in Whistler, after adding three new advisors this…

0 Comments5 Minutes

Do You Have Debate Deficit or Decision Deficit – Or Both?

Many teams are very good at identifying and setting aside time to discuss and debate, and to make…

0 Comments5 Minutes

The Top 10 Blogs

Writing always helps to crystallize my thoughts and learnings and I enjoy sharing new information…

0 Comments3 Minutes

The Top 10 Podcasts from The Growth Whisperers

After more than 130 podcasts, over two years, I'm thrilled with my partnership with my good friend…

0 Comments3 Minutes

How Disciplined Is Your 20-Mile March?

How Disciplined Is Your 20-Mile March? A Jim Collins’ Great by Choice Concept   It's…

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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…