Leader

January 25, 2017

Effort Matters

  Recently, I attended my son’s swim meet and, for those of you who have been to a kid’s swim meet, you know how they can, […]
October 16, 2014

3 Questions That Will Tell You If You Are Leading Others

  I get to work with a lot of good leaders, senior executives and rising business superstars.  These emerging and accomplished leaders have a few things […]
September 17, 2014

Creating a Culture of Client Service

  If you are like me, you go through the day interacting with many people and very rarely stop to evaluate those interactions.  In any given […]
September 11, 2014

5 Ways Questions Can Make You a Stronger Leader

  As I work with leaders to support them in their development I find myself discussing the importance of good questions a lot. When we get […]
July 2, 2014

4 Reasons Not to Coach a Business Like a Sport

  It’s a pretty common occurrence for leaders and managers to compare themselves to sports coaches.  I often hear people describe great leadership by referencing a […]
June 25, 2014

3 Ways to Measure Leadership Success

  I started 4th Gear Consulting back in 2009 because I thought we needed more leaders.  As I’ve worked with executives, business owners, teams and companies […]
June 18, 2014

Breaking Bad Leadership Habits

  A while back my wife mentioned that we needed a new kitchen faucet.  The one we had was about 15 years old, leaked on occasion […]
May 14, 2014

Why Good Leadership Matters in Business

  I was having a conversation recently with a business executive about why good management and leadership matters in business.  It sounds self explanatory, and no […]
March 19, 2014

Your Leadership Style May Just Be Bad Management

  We were working with a business not too long ago and during a discussion on how to help improve employee performance one of the managers […]
March 12, 2014

Leadership is Seasonless, But Spring Training Couldn’t Hurt

  My 9 year old son started a new season of baseball recently and like every year, the coach spent the first several practices focused only […]