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Sometimes You Just Have to Push

Posted by David Greer in Performance, Strategy | 0 comments

21.07.16

I was standing at the front of the room as the clock ticked down the time when we had to wrap up our quarterly planning session. We had been at it since first thing in the morning. The energy in the room was low. We had been going in circles for a while in making the final decision on the #1 priority for the quarter and what the theme should be. I had let the group have their say, we had brain stormed everything onto the wall, but now it was time. I gathered my own energy together and then said "it's time to decide." For the next twenty minutes I just pushed, and pushed, until the group had made up their mind.  

Discipline to be Different

Posted by David Greer in Business, Growth, Leadership | 2 comments

30.06.16

An outline of Ray Zinn doing a hand stand is featured on the cover of his new book Tough Things First. While I can't do hand stands, I did do a head stand in honour of Ray and his book.  

Doing It All Yourself

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09.06.16

Things were tense onboard Van Kedisi. The four of us had sailed that morning from Los Christianos on the island of Tenerife. We were approaching San Sebastian on the island of La Gomera, Christopher Columbus' launching point for sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.  All four of us onboard were working together to spot the entrance channel and the tiny opening to the harbour as we passed massive ferries on the commercial dock. On a sailboat you all have to work together because your lives depend on it. In this instance grounding out on a rock or hitting the breakwater would not likely have cost us our lives, but it would have done serious damage to Van Kedisi scuttling our well laid plans to sail across the Atlantic together.  

Connect With People Today

Posted by David Greer in Communication, Leadership | 0 comments

26.05.16

In 4 Vital Actions, I show you how to start, plan, finish, and connect with people every day to take you from being overwhelmed to in control. As you plan today, who are the critical people you need to have a conversation with? Both inside and outside your organization. What are the conversations that you must have?  

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