Tired of making excuses?

By Randy Mayes / May 23, 2023

I recently met a man named Adam. He was a super successful investment banker that upon turning 40, realized that he had become what his junior high track coach called him, “a fat kid.” He is just shy of 5’10” and had bloomed to 250+.  And, no, the coach shouldn’t of said that, but at […]

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Lagniappe – do you have it?

By Randy Mayes / May 9, 2023

Lagniappe, my friend Gina from Louisiana, told me about this Cajun term. It means “a little something extra.” Don’t try to say it based on its spelling. It is pronounced lan-yap. Try saying that with your best Cajun accent. So what does Lagniappe have to do with leadership? At this point in the game, everything. […]

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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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You Are Dead In The Water Without Trust

By Randy Mayes / October 11, 2022

By Tyler Head This is part three of Leading with Heart. In our previous insight, we discussed the importance of engaging with your own vulnerability as the act of “Laying the First Stone.” Vulnerability is the first of the three facets of “Leading with Heart.” Part 1 introduced this critical differentiator for businesses that want […]

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Laying The First Stone

By Randy Mayes / September 27, 2022

By Tyler Head Building a bridge takes more courage than jumping off a cliff. In our previous insight, we discussed the power of “leading with heart” and laid out a few key characteristics, including vulnerability, cultivating psychological safety, and developing high-trust relationships. Next, we introduced expert resources we will be referring to throughout this Insight […]

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