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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


What to do When You Need New Leaders

You lead a team.   You have specific goals and are committed to reaching your organization’s full potential. You know you cannot do it alone.  You know you need others who have the same vision, energy and enthusiasm for the mission. How do you instill in your team the same sense of drive, pride and commitment […]


Leadership Lessons from the 2017 Super Bowl

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE 2017 SUPERBOWL

  Congratulations to the New England Patriots for an epic win against insurmountable odds.  It’s been almost two weeks since the big game, and the Patriots’ comeback is still a much-talked about accomplishment. Perseverance, teamwork, remaining calm under pressure, finishing strong and the role of momentum are all valuable lessons learned from watching this team […]