Category Archives: execution

Help Me…I’m Stuck!

When I introduce myself, telling the inquisitive person in front of me Why I do, they always have a follow up question.  When I tell them my “Why”, my answer to their “What do you do” question was actually purposefully intended.  Rather than focus on What I do, I would rather switch the emphasis to…

5 Tool Player, or a 12 Tool Leader

What is a 5 tool player? The five tool player is a term describing a baseball player, usually a position player, that has five of the tools that scouts look for.  The 5 tools that scouts look for in a player are: Hitting for Power Hitting for Average Fielding Ability Throwing Ability Speed What is…

There’s A Storm Coming

I could hear the familiar rumble out of one of my open windows.  Looking from my south view, all seemed to indicate another perfect day.  Beautiful blue sky, not a cloud, and the leaves in the trees were without motion, as if in a beautiful fresh watercolor for all too enjoy. But what then, was…

I Like Your Style

Tower of Power (or TOP for short) is an R&B-based horn band, originating in Oakland, and they have been performing since 1968.  They are best known for their funky soul sound highlighted by a powerful horn section and precisely syncopated bass-guitar lines.  I’ve been a big fan of TOP, and have seen them several times in concert. Each time they never…

Why Are They Rare?

I started a Google search several months ago. I wanted to keep up with the latest news, trends, research, and people associated with great Leadership.  I have been bothered to say the least, by the massive quantity of “stuff” out there associated with Leaders, and Leadership.  And it’s not all good.  I thought twitter might…

That Danged Glass

I was golfing this past weekend with old friends.  We’ve golfed together Saturday mornings for 30 years, and we know each-other well enough so there is a good blend of kidding each-other, as well as digging a bit deeper into more personal issues in front of us. I was not having a particularly great day…

Stuck In The Moment

I left a lengthy session with a client deeply involved in their strategic planning process.  When I say deeply, I mean way over the top.  They asked me to help them finish the plan.  They felt they were too close to the task at hand to hold themselves accountable to the finish line. This is…

Are You Planning To Execute?

There is this fine balance in everything we do.  There are decisions to be made.  Each moment of our life requires execution to some degree on every breath, every movement,  every thought, and of course every action.  Some execution comes with an instantaneous decision.  And then there are some points of execution that were the…

Acting On Your Vision

”I’m high on ideas, but low on execution”.  How many times have you heard someone say this?  Typically you hear it from someone who sees themselves as very creative.  Or, as they might say…I’m an idea guy.   We’ve lived with and worked with them.  A parent declares…”Let’s vacation in the mountains this year”.  Great idea. …