Category Archives: Leadership

Getting off the Rope

Is the best way to overcome a challenge the one you’ve taught yourself to avoid? Continue reading

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YOU Can Change the World! What Five Books Have Most Influenced Your Success and Why?

See below to make a difference today. Transforming the World, One Relationship at a Time Transform, Perform, and Grow isn’t just a business name or business model with me –it’s a calling. At TPG Companies, we’re drawn to opportunities to transform, perform, … Continue reading

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There’s Power in Mistakes

You can tell a lot about a leader – and a company’s culture – by how they respond to mistakes. I appreciate the title of Dan McCarthy’s blog post, “Say Thank-you to Mistakes.” My experience with mistakes is much like … Continue reading

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4 Themes at the Heart of “Transform, Perform, and Grow”

Volunteering, delivering papers, mowing lawns, and working in the family business as a youngster in Dubuque, Iowa, taught me a lot about helping others, and seeing what “success” looks like through their eyes. Ever since, I’ve had a drive and … Continue reading

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Here’s What an Award-Winning Entrepreneur Looks Like

I’m so proud of (and excited for) my friend and client Matthew Perry, President and Partner of GENESYS Systems Integrator, recently named a 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year! This prestigious award illuminates the expertise and passion of … Continue reading

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7. Leave the Door Open: 10 Maxims to Boost Business Impact and Effectiveness

Number 7 of ten maxims I’ve cultivated and use regularly to enhance business. Good things can arise – and come back around – if you just Leave the Door Open… …mentally and emotionally, to possibilities …in relationships …so other options … Continue reading

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6. Calm Confidence: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Number 6 in a series of ten maxims I find myself repeating.  Calm Confidence is appealing. It’s appealing to prospects, to clients and customers, and to colleagues. And it feels good. You can’t just put Calm Confidence on like a crisp … Continue reading

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3. Trust but Verify: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Whatever else you may think of Ronald Reagan, his Trust but Verify maxim rings pretty true. Continue reading

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2. A VUCA Prime Mindset: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

The second of ten maxims I find myself repeating often. I hope they resonate with you as they do with scores of business owners and leaders we have coached, advised, or otherwise helped. I absolutely believe we’re living in a VUCA world … Continue reading

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1. Take the Principled Approach: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

I’ve been told I sometimes repeat myself. I admit it. There are certain lines – maxims – that are useful and true in so many business situations, that I find myself repeating them. So I’ve gathered ten of my favorites, hoping they may … Continue reading

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