Accelerating Success

10th Sep, 2020

Why Leadership Vision Matters

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What do the best and most successful leaders and organizations have and use that the less accomplished, under-performing leaders are missing?

The most successful have the keys to:

  • Clearer focus about what is most important and valuable
  • Faster decision making – at every level of the organization
  • Aligning efforts towards achieving what most matters for success
  • Connection to and sense of […]
25th Aug, 2020

Questions Every Leader Needs To Ask

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Every leader knows that the quality of his or her questions is a reflection of the quality of their thinking and produces the quality they experience with their people.

For many years, clients have heard me say that leadership is far more about the questions than the answers.  There are critical questions that:

  • Define your focus
  • Evaluate your progress
  • Expand your […]
10th Jul, 2020

What Are Your Contingency Plans?

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Have you had enough of the unforeseen and unexpected coming at you? The single most common comment leaders have said is “I wish I knew better what the future holds.” (of course when did we ever ‘know’ what the future holds?)There are ways to deal with the unexpected and unforeseen that almost nobody […]

17th Mar, 2020

The Keys To Interpersonal Effectiveness – Communication & Relationship Success

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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.

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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 […]

5th Mar, 2020

Why You Can’t Manage Change

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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 […]

17th Feb, 2020

Why Your Clients Aren’t Thrilled to See You

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Have you ever been sure something would make a huge difference for your client, and yet you just can’t get their attention to share it?

No matter what you do, they aren’t thrilled to see you and you can’t seem to get their attention or build a better client relationship.

What’s missing?  To command the attention and openness of your clients, there […]

5th Feb, 2020

How Conflict – Done Well – Creates Great Relationships

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Conflict, which is a state of opposition between people or ideas or interests, can be one of the most effective processes for gaining agreement, alignment, and taking action that matters – as well as building great relationships.  However, this only works if it’s done well.

So many people, teams, and organizations are conflict-averse – for good reason: they don’t understand how […]

22nd Jan, 2020

Too Many Priorities Equals Poor Decision-Making

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How quickly can you and the top members of your team give a consistent response to this question:

  • What are the top three priorities for this quarter and this year?

When I ask this question, I often get a long silence and then a recitation of seven to fifteen responses from the leader I’m talking to. When I talk to the […]

7th Jan, 2020

What Every CEO Wishes Their CIO Would Do

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What does every CEO really want from their key leaders? The simplest answer is likely to be “better results, faster.” Now it gets complicated.

For a CIO who understands his or her role, you’re in the best possible position to make the most difference with every other part of the organization. Done well, you can help every other division to clarify, […]

20th Dec, 2019

Strategic Planning Checklist For Success

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If your strategic planning process and meetings are not highly engaging, energizing, clarifying, focusing, and aligning your team… you’re doing it wrong.

Strategic planning, done well, should be one of the most dynamic and even enjoyable meeting of the minds. It should accelerate a leadership team’s ability to come together to clearly and concisely conclude and communicate not only what their […]

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