Steve Lishansky

About Steve Lishansky

Steve Lishansky is CEO of Optimize International, a Hall-of-Fame executive coach, and a speaker, facilitator, and educator known for elevating and accelerating the performance and results of top leaders and executive teams. Author of the #1 business leadership and influence book The Ultimate Sales Revolution. Sell Differently. Change the World, he has worked with talented professionals from more than 45 countries around the world. Contact Steve at, or call 978-369-4525.
21st Apr, 2017

Why Vision Matters

By | April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

What do the best and most successful people and organizations have and use that the lesser performers don’t? What they have is the key to:

  • Clear focus about what is most important and valuable
  • Faster decision making – at every level of the organization
  • Aligning efforts towards achieving most really matters for success
  • Connection to and sense of meaning in […]
17th Apr, 2017

Overcoming Overwhelm

By | April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The prevalence of overwhelm is one of the most insidious factors reducing clarity, focus, impact, and productivity. The worst part is the way it sucks you in, almost like getting pulled under and into a whirlpool amongst the rapids on a river.

The solution is to stop struggling with the mass of swirling issues, step aside for a super productive three […]

13th Apr, 2017

One Critical Key For Improving Your Communication

By | April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Given the pace of work, meetings, and demands, there is an issue that is particularly prevalent and problematic for effective communication and relationship building. This intruder that diminishes your ability to connect with, understand and create a meaningful interchange is the preoccupation you walk into a meeting with. Whether it’s a one on one or attendance at a group meeting, […]

10th Apr, 2017

How to Solve the Most Common Business Problem

By | April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why everyone seems to be on a perpetual hamster wheel of overwhelm – flailing away trying to overcome the tyranny of their to-do list?

The key lies in understanding the basis of decision-making – what distinguishes highly effective decision-making from ineffective, hamster-wheel decision-making?

Here’s a link to a one minute, 57 second video that will add insight to […]

3rd Apr, 2017

Why Success Requires Resilience

By | April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

When is the last time that an obstacle you encountered knocked you down, and kicked you off track?

When is the last time you achieved something great and meaningful – without having to face a significant obstacle?

The difference between these two situations lies in your ability to be resilient.  The ability to face whatever you must with a firm focus and […]

27th Mar, 2017

Why You Can’t Manage Change

By | March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

As important as dealing with change is, the statistics on successfully implementing change in organizations is dismal. According to most studies, more than two thirds of change initiatives fail to achieve their stated objectives. But that does not stop many people from repeating the same old mistakes that have led to this lack of success.

Dealing with the speed the market […]

24th Mar, 2017

What’s Leadership Got to Do With It Anyway?

By | March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Nothing affects the success of an individual or organization like the quality of their leadership decision-making. Whether you’re leading your own life, a small team, or a major organization, understanding the levels of decision-making can enhance your effectiveness in every one of these.

Of the four levels of decision-making in the video (link below), the third and fourth level are where […]

22nd Mar, 2017

The Ultimate in Communicating with Leaders

By | March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

For years, I have been telling leaders that they should welcome as much communication as possible – but only two kinds.

Whether you are a leader, wanting your people to be far more effective in their thinking, communicating, and dealing with you, or you need to make a bigger impact with your leader, this distinction […]

14th Mar, 2017

The Keys To Interpersonal Effectiveness – Communication & Relationship Success

By | March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Here is our two and a half minute video on why it is so important to focus on interpersonal effectiveness to elevate your communication and relationship success.


One of the key issues for every one of us is, ‘How do we work with the people we deal with?’ And the ability to have a great relationship is essential to every […]

14th Mar, 2017

The Greatest Cause of Miscommunication – and How to Solve It

By | March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

When I ask leaders and clients what is the single greatest cause of difficulties in professional relationships, on teams, and in organizations, the answer is remarkably consistent: miscommunication.

The next question about how to address this issue is where answers spin all over the place. The solution to miscommunication must begin with understanding how communication itself actually works. Leaders, managers, top […]

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