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Ten Tips To Foster Innovation in Your Organization

I once wrote an article called “Breakdowns in Innovation: The 2 I’s vs. the 5 D’s” based on my experience with so many organizations that fail to implement their great ideas. In that article, I described the all-too-common pitfall that

Posted in Achievement, Breakthrough, Breakthrough Performance, business, buy-in, CBS Pulse, disruptive thinkers, execution, executive champions, Goals, greater good, Ideal Future, ideas, Implementation, Innovation, innovation efforts, Inspiration, Intentions, Light Bulb, meetings, opportunity, Organization, Passion, Positive Change, Power, Presence, Resistance, Rich Lobel, SMB, tips, Vision

There are No Failures or Mistakes in Lessons Learned

For the longest time, I have strived for perfection in all that I do. That’s nice in concept. It isn’t very practical though and rarely produces any breakthrough results. I often end up taking too long to do things with

Posted in Breakthrough, Experiment, Failure, Lessons, Lessons Learned, Light Bulb, Mistake, Perfection, Thomas Edison

Different Patterns…Different Results!

Insanity is commonly defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This makes perfect sense logically, although I rarely recognize it when I get wrapped up in my daily routines.  Last Friday, my SiriusXM

Posted in Breakthrough, CEO, Country Music, Innovation, Leadership, Music, Patterns, Performance, Performance Improvement, Rituals, Routines, SiriusXM, transformation

Start Your Summer off Right with a Positive Change Strategy Session

That’s right! Plus Delta is kicking off this year’s 98 days of summer by offering you – our most valued clients and colleagues – Positive ChangeSM Strategy Sessions. These ½-day sessions are perfect for any Executive Team or functional work

Posted in Action Planning, Breakthrough, Consulting, Innovation, Issue Processing, Organizational Assessment, Performance Improvement, Positive Change, Strategic Planning, Strategy

Acting Like You’re Going to Lose Your Job Anyway

How many times have you not taken action for fear of losing your job? One of the things I’ve always appreciated about being an external consultant is that I don’t have to play “office politics” the same way internal employees

Posted in Action, Anxiety, Being Fired, Breakthrough, Breakthrough Results, Fear, Insubordination, Leadership, Power, Presence, Results, Termination

Happiness Is…

Jim Collins taught me years ago that we excel at what we are passionate about. Or at least we have far greater chances of excelling at what we are passionate about, according to Collins. Well, my take on this basic

Posted in Breakthrough, Breakthrough Results, Children, Coaching, Excellence, Greatness, Happiness, Jim Collins, Parenting, Passion, Performance, Results, Soccer

The 30-60-90 Day Implementation Plan for Producing Breakthrough Results & Achieving Peak Performance

I often hear business leaders I coach working on their strategic plans. Where do we want to be in 5 years from now? What are our strategic intentions for the year ahead? Well, I would offer that the best of

Posted in Breakthrough, Breakthrough Performance, Breakthrough Results, Implementation Planning, Innovation, Peak Performance, Priority Management, Strategic Planning

Composure: Maintaining Balance When the S$!* Hits the Fan!

According to, “composure” means: serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquility. My less formal – although quite likely more actionable – working definition of composure is “maintaining balance and keeping grounded when the s*@# hits the fan.” A friend

Posted in Balance, Breakthrough, Composure, Control, Personal Accomplishment, success, Visioning

Plus Delta Celebrates Summer with FREE Positive ChangeSM Strategy Sessions in Malibu!

Are you about to embark on a major organizational initiative? Do you have some tough decisions to make about your team or broader business as you reflect at mid-year? Are you just plain stuck and in need of some out-of-the-box

Posted in Beach, Brainstorming, Breakthrough, Change management, Innovation, Malibu, Strategy, Summer

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