5 Factors that Cause Others to Listen

I spent the last several days at the National Speakers Association (NSA) Influence 2017 Annual Conference.  I met, networked, and strategized with some great thought leaders who are making a significant impact on a global scale. One thing this experience confirmed for me is that the size of your influence is in direct proportion to […]


Do you love the people you influence?

How do you feel about the people you influence?  Let’s back up a step.  Do you know who you influence?  It may not be something you’ve thought much about, but you DO influence people.  They may be the people on your team or they could be customers you serve or suppliers you deal with. With […]


How can a leader create a high trust environment?

  “Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions.” ~ George W. Bush Read that one more time. Let it sink in. In 2016, after the horrible and unthinkable attack on Dallas Police Officers, the Former President used these words to help explain why we have […]


Datamax Chooses Rise Performance Group for Advanced Leadership Training Program

DALLAS, June 27, 2017 – Office technology specialist Datamax is advancing its management team’s leadership skills by working with Rise Performance Group in ongoing leadership training. Dallas-based Datamax sells and services office equipment, serving as a one-stop source for document and information technology solutions that align with clients’ business goals. The company has always invested […]


Are you making this mistake?

One of the biggest mistakes I see entrepreneurs make is wasting resources chasing deals they cannot win or winning business that is not profitable. When put in those terms, no one wants to make those mistakes.  They make no sense. But it happens all the time.  Why? Why waste resources if you cannot win?  Why […]


Equip Your Team to Reach Heights Never Scaled

On June 3, 2017 Alex Honnold scaled the famous El Capitan.  El Capitan is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park. The granite monolith extends about 3,000 feet from base to summit and is considered one of the world’s most challenging climbs. What made Honnold’s ascent extraordinary is that he did it solo. He […]