Are you leading or lagging?

By Randy Mayes / April 25, 2023

We frequently help our clients establish KPIs or Key Performance Indicators. They are simple, clear, and compelling ways for your team to see if they are winning in real-time. Indicators, in general, will either be lagging or leading. A lagging indicator tells you what happened. It is about history. A leading indicator helps you create […]

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Use your words: keep the conversation going

Use Your Words: Keep the conversation going

By Randy Mayes / April 11, 2023

I was sitting at a local coffee shop. In came a human train of preschoolers marching through the front door. True to form, one of those youngsters started pushing another kid. The preschool leader sternly looked at the child doing the pushing and said, “Use your words.” Conversations are the power cord for relationships. They […]

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imposter syndrome

Do you measure up?

By Randy Mayes / March 28, 2023

I have been doing executive coaching professionally since 2005. I have coached doctors, lawyers, business leaders, PhDs, surgeons, CEOs, and genetic scientists. As odd as it may sound, I have become convinced over time that one of the biggest things holding leaders back is not that they think too highly of themselves. They actually don’t […]

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Invest in team players

Pass on the Superstars

By Randy Mayes / March 14, 2023

Whether you’re a fan or not, Tom Brady is the quintessential “A” player. 10 Superbowl appearances and 7 wins statistically make him the GOAT – the Greatest Of All Time. His long-time coach Bill Belichick was recently interviewed and said, “He always found a way to make his players productive. It didn’t matter who the […]

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Show your team that you are a safe boss.

Are you safe?

By ciera / February 28, 2023

They have you surrounded. They are screaming and making demands. They want money and lots of it. They’ve taken control, and you don’t know what to do. Sound familiar? Just a typical day at the office, right? You could tell them what to do, you are the boss, but rarely is that the most effective […]

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shift your focus

Are you focusing on the right thing?

By Randy Mayes / February 14, 2023

I am a 64-year-old Baby Boomer. In the world I grew up in, leaders focused on getting results. And in most cases, it didn’t matter how many people you stepped on or used up to get those results as long as you got results. Focus is a powerful thing. It will direct actions and increase […]

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listening tour

What are they really saying?

By Randy Mayes / January 24, 2023

By Tyler Head That’s the fourth time this month. You just lost another member of your team to a remote position offering more money and flexibility. You were hoping to fly under the radar of the Great Resignation, but it’s kicked down the door of your organization and you’re not sure how many more people […]

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Intentional vs. Accidental

By Randy Mayes / December 13, 2022

By Tyler Head Imagine we’re sitting down for coffee, and I ask, “…are you completely happy with the progress you made in 2022?” We hope that you are. We hope this was a banner year for your organization, but I have a follow-up question, “…was it intentional or accidental?” Without intentionality, all results are accidental. […]

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If Your Coffee Mug Has No Handle, Is It a Cup?

By Randy Mayes / November 21, 2022

By Tyler Head Thanks is an expression of gratitude. To give is to freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone). I am writing this from a coffee shop in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where I grew up. I am sitting at a bar-height table that stretches laterally across the front face of a coffee shop. The […]

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Curiosity Actually Didn’t Kill The Cat

By Randy Mayes / November 11, 2022

By Tyler Head Curiosity Actually Didn’t Kill The Cat. There was something magnificent in the distance through the barren silhouette of dead trees. Growing in your ability to “Lead with Heart” is an opportunity for you, your people, and your organization. To do this, you must move toward your people with curiosity. Below is a […]

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