What ONE question can uncover your REAL legacy?

I was having a conversation with one of my coaching clients,  let’s call him Alan. This was one of those highly confidential and deep conversations. His firm was one of the most profitable of all my CEOs, generating about $35 M cash each year.  I asked him...

1 Secret ….why you want to fail!

I had a very interesting client, Peter, the CEO of a Japanese owned company with a chemical engineering background. He had a PhD in chemistry. He had never led a company nor been a CEO.In the course of his career, he was working for a Japanese owned company, making...

What is the first smartphone you can name?

Are they actually the leader in the marketplace? Were they the first one to enter or create this market? You probably can guess where this is going. I am betting that most of you answered that the first smartphone you thought of…..iPhone They are not the leader in the...

What is your latest source for ideas?

I commented on this recently……sometimes right in front of your face. Then once you see it…..it seems so obvious. Has this ever happened to you? Who is responsible for creating ideas? I have this conversation with many of my CEO Coaching clients. Often they say…..I...

What is the Power of Mindset?

What about a totally different way of thinking about a competitive environment? Some years ago, I helped a CEO Coaching client change the whole approach to a sale of a portion of his firm. This is #6 on my top 40 list of growth & mktg concepts. Know your...

Choose a Strategy to Focus on

It’s hard for leaders to choose just one strategy…. isn’t it better to appeal to many different audiences? Actually not, if you want your customer to remember what you stand for….how are you different from competition? This is the suggestion from  Michael...

Work Trends….WFH and RTW

Recent conversations I have been having with clients and others are focused on the topic of the upcoming trends of work from home (WFH) plus return to work (RTW.) I believe this will continue to be a frequent topic for business leaders for the rest of this year and...

3 Key Strategies to be productive!!

Here’s a counterintuitive strategy used by Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon to stay productive! It includes: Get plenty of sleep….he gets 8 hrs 2. Schedule no meetings before 1000 a.m. 3. Make only a FEW key decisions per day You can read more about these plus the...

What exactly is a CEO Coach?

This is a question I receive frequently. Look at the recent interview of me, below, for explanation of several of these activities. You can watch the interview here Several of the questions include: 1. Are you working in or on your business? 2. What is your vision for...