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...
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...