2018 Future Leaders Program

Starting this month, enrollment is open for the 2018 CCG Future Leaders Program, which is designed to recognize; develop; and retain key, targeted, high-potential employees. It’s a 12-month program in quarterly sessions that accelerates the professional development of...

If I Say I Will—I Will

  “Don’t lie and don’t cheat, and don’t make promises you can’t keep.”   It’s a simple, but powerful, little saying that even a child can understand.  And yet, it seems that keeping promises has become awfully difficult. I believe there’s an epidemic going on...

Emotional Intelligence

We all know about measuring IQ (intelligence quotient), but lately, I’ve heard more and more about another important measurement—EQ (emotional intelligence quotient). This is a measure of the ability to identify, assess, and control emotional responses in others and...

Making It To Your Own Show

It’s time for baseball’s 2017 World Series, and I’m excited about watching it! Maybe that’s why when a friend shared his philosophy on business success using a baseball analogy I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. “Your work career,” my friend told me, “is like...

Working in the Moment… and Staying in the Game

Most of us are working today toward a better tomorrow. We’re doing all we can to achieve our short- and long-term, big-picture goals. But I bet you know someone who is struggling. Maybe they think they are working hard when they really are just coasting. Maybe they...

Better or Bigger

A while back, I was working at our office with a president and a CEO of an Alabama-based company. During this meeting, the two of them got into a pretty heated discussion about a big decision. Both felt strongly about their positions, and these positions were very far...

Failing to Adapt

Douglas MacArthur was one of the greatest military minds of all time. Considered by many to be a genius in modern warfare, he groomed some of our country’s best commanders, and his career actually spanned WWI to the Korean War. A Costly Mistake I want to talk about...

Lessons on Life and Work

In my previous blog, I shared a conversation I had with my older son about where I was twenty-plus years ago and how I didn’t imagine the life I have today. Most people, I think, feel much the same way. And most of us—no matter how satisfying life has turned out to...

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...