Plan B

At CCG, we’re blessed to coach a lot of highly successful executives. These are the best of the best, so naturally sometimes the coach ends up learning a thing or two. In a recent session, I was coaching an executive who is very successful in his industry. He has a...
Tactical vs. Strategic

Tactical vs. Strategic

A quick look at any thesaurus says tactical and strategic are interchangeable. Maybe in some cases they are, but in business there’s a difference. Especially when it comes to where and how executives spend their time. Tactical describes a means to an end and involves...

The Blame Game

An executive VP of sales, during a recent coaching session, told me he thinks he has a morale problem in his office. Several of the salespeople, he said, have been complaining. He wasn’t sure if it was mere grumbling or if there really were some things seriously wrong...

Is There a Good Way to Deliver Bad News?

The only thing worse than receiving bad news is to be the one delivering it. This has been the case since time immemorial. The ancient Greek playwright Sophocles put it this way: “Nobody likes the bringer of bad news.” At one time or another, we all have had to...