How to Implement Accountability and Cadence with Your Team

The Transforming Power of Cadence In 1961 Jean Nidetch had a big problem.   She was a compulsive, closet eater and she was 72 pounds overweight.  To make matters worse, she was frustrated, felt like she had hit rock bottom and felt like she was out of ideas.   The diets she tried would help […]


How do you deal with conflict?

A friend recently shared this story with me:  One of his client companies, in an effort to reduce expenses, implemented a new policy that stated the company would no longer pay for airline tickets above coach class.  All the leaders said they were on board and that they recognized the need to reduce costs. It […]


Do you know how to leverage strengths to reach potential?

Know Thyself ~ Inscribed at the temple wall at Delphi in Greece during the sixth century BC   Can you imagine the insanity of taking a Ferrari off-road to a mudding competition? Or the lunacy of driving a Jeep in a road race? Each of these automobiles has unique strengths and distinct weaknesses.  When put […]


3 Keys to Building a High Performing Team

One of the questions I am asked over and over is:  “How do we build an effective team?”  In most cases, what they’re really asking is how to build a high-performing team – one that executes against the organization’s vision, and does so with an energy and synergy that propels the organization forward. In answer, […]


5 steps to developing the habit of personal development

In times of change, learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. ~ Eric Hoffer If these words were true in the 1940’s you can only imagine how true they are today.  I wonder if even the great philosopher Eric Hoffer could have […]


How to Connect with People Quickly

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was working hard to get Rise Performance Group off the ground and profitable.  Adding to my stress, I had been working almost exclusively on one big deal. I needed it to close or I was going to be in serious trouble both financially and emotionally. I’d […]


How important is trust for leaders?

“We tend to see ourselves primarily in the light of our intentions, which are invisible to others. We see others in light of their actions, which are all that’s visible to us. In this we have a situation in which misunderstanding and misrepresentation are the order of the day.” – J. G. Bennett Isn’t this […]


What is the Power of Purpose?

What is your organization’s purpose? If you can’t answer that question – stop reading right now and click over to this post.  You have to know your purpose before you can make real progress. Do you understand it? Are you communicating it?  More importantly, do your people understand it? Are you leveraging it? When you […]