Advice to a Friend

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A friend of mine in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia sent me an email asking for my advice. After I responded I decided to share it here for two reasons.  I believe that these are the keys to success in most any venture.  And because I realized that many of the challenges that we all face have simple answers.  It is executing on those …

Expand Your Sphere of Contribution – Building Powerful Relationships

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When I think about every great achievement I’ve been fortunate to experience I realize that there is always one, and usually many more, relationships involved.  Someone helped me, introduced me, taught me, mentored me or just shared an idea with me.  I truly believe that relationships are the determining factor in our ability to achieve great things.  Here is a …

Three Steps To Achieve Balance In Our Life

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It’s an age old battle trying to get ahead of the clutter and achieve balance in our life.  Today our professional life crosses over into our personal life like never before.  We are tethered to our phone and email.  Frustrations sets in when we ignore our true needs and get out of balance.  In this short television interview I share …

Speaking About Accountability at The MIT Sloan School of Management

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I was in Boston this week.  I always enjoy Boston.  It’s great to run along the Charles River and I have to have my clam chowder at Legal Seafood.  But, the real treat was being invited to speak to the graduate students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Each year MIT suspends classes for a week and has the Sloan …

Be Accountable For Thriving In The Economic Recovery

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The economy is definitely recovering.  All of the signs from shipments on the docks to the lines at many restaurants show us that things are getting better.  Don’t rely solely on the economic recovery for your success.  Take steps now to maximize the speed in which you recover and your ability to weather the next downturn.  Most accountable business leaders don’t want …

Are You A Game Changer?

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I am always inspired by people and organizations who aren’t willing to sit around and let everyone else dictate their future.  Game changers know that they can utilize products, services and ideas to shape and own their markets.  Here’s a television interview that I did recently on Game Changers. What can you do to change the game in your industry …

Spending Time With My Good Friend and Partner Chad Hymas

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I had the best time recently spending a few days with Chad Hymas.  Three days of strategic and tactical planning can go a long way.  Of course, we did have to take the occasional ice cream break! Besides Chad being such a close friend we partner on delivering The Accountability Academy™ for clients looking to shift their culture to one …

Planners’ Favorite Speakers

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What an honor.  I was selected to be on the Meetings and Conventions list of Planners’ Favorite Speakers.  It’s quite a list and I’m honored to be included on a list of speakers that were chosen with the question, “Who is the best keynote presenter you have ever heard or used?” You can see the entire list of speakers here.