July 18, 2016
Worried High Performers

What Keeps High Performing Leaders Awake at Night

Often we find ourselves wondering if this week at work will be better, more productive, or simply more impactful than the previous one, or if an anticipated change will finally happen. As much as we want to see our dream come true, sadly we may be setting ourselves up for yet another despondent or unnecessary delay. These disappointments or delays are attributed to a wide range of reasons, but essential prerequisites for any meaningful transformation within an organization to occur require the following: 1. High-Quality C-Suite and Executive Leadership – It is essential to have high caliber leading leaders that can drive the vision of a company through their strategy, creativity, and innovation. Sadly, many organizations are struggling due to the under qualified C-Suite ineffective leadership of today. It is necessary to continue to evolve as a leader due to consistent changes and highly demanding leadership roles. 2. Focused and […]
July 4, 2016

What Keeps Today’s CEO’s Awake At Night Might Surprise You

The question on what keeps today’s CEO’s awake at night may not be as surprising as we often think. But the answer may be a big surprise to some of us. So let us take a closer look on what indeed makes today’s CEO’s awake at night, especially from Fortune 500 companies. As per a study conducted by the Harvard Business Review in 2015, and global business trends in addition to the clients surveys and feedback, the following five pain points were identified, all of which had to do with people, and very little to do with organizational process or technology. Surprised? Let us take a closer look at what is missing the most today in Fortune 500 companies: Significant Shortage of Quality Leaders – More and better leaders are needed urgently across organizations, at all levels of an organization, especially at the C-Level. Now, the bigger question may be how do […]
May 17, 2016

How to Thrive As Executive Leader TODAY

In different or difficult circumstances, we are challenged or called for various leadership skills, especially “take-charge leadership.” Since everything around us is so rapidly changing, it calls for high performance in C-Suite, in addition to consulting the world to assist talent, teams, and organizational transformation effectively. But to navigate the unexpected changes or disruptions, it calls more than anything for sound decision and execution with integrity and high ethical standards and reputation. The exact reasons behind this should not be the speed of communication and social media exposure but true 24/7 thought leadership traits. When you do the right thing, nothing is left to worry! Today, success on big accounts will not fully unfold if organizations are only seeking someone’s talent or skill, without looking into their personality. Nothing great is achieved without effort or commitment! And that effort and dedication need to come from the team, especially the leadership […]
February 6, 2016

Leadership Face-Off: Individual & Team Change Transformation

Today, I bet every single person that we are working with was at some point exposed to some level of change or transformation in their life. Some changes we found to be unpleasant or uncomfortable while others were fun, exciting, and worthwhile. If you happen to be one that never experienced any change as of yet, I would love to have a word with you! The fact is that a transformation is a specific kind of change that we need to understand thoroughly and tackle on a team level through consistently evolving paradigm shifts. Transformations are complex, and they require leaders’ perspective as well as input from others in response to transformation to ensure it is not only successful but that it is indeed effective. That is where the high-performance impact comes in place! Why? Regardless of our performing duties, either as senior managers or executive leaders, we have to […]
January 25, 2016

Globalization 3.0: High Performance Impact Leadership Success

Do you love speed? Especially, fast, furious and financially rewarding? I am sure that we all are in some, if not in most aspects of our life revolving around the speedy delivery of services or products. In the way, it is new norm or expectation, right? It can range from a newly finalized business proposal to urgent email or call by the client, or quick lunch when pressed for time, or online order delivery right in time to make your big presentation a success. It is astonishing to see what is possible to accomplish today, just in last five to ten years because of the magic word – access. Today, we have access on our fingertips to unique tools that can make all possible in our day-to-day job. What we will do without conference call with our team members virtually anywhere in the world, internet search engines, online orders, instant […]
January 18, 2016

Where You Are vs. Where You Want To Be: 8 Steps From Fear to Greatness

If you take a moment to reflect on your first big dream as a kid, when you are asked “who do you want to be or want to do when you grow up”, you might surprise yourself today with the answer. Some of us reached exactly what we wanted, some not yet, and some of us are still unsure what that may be. Our BIG DREAM is turning into identifying our BIG WHY! At some point in our life, we lost touch with that dream or our why, and in some rare cases, we may not remember that we had one. The best part is that we can reconnect or discover a new dream in our life right now, right? Regardless what role we may play in our personal or professional life, we all are at some point looking for game changing or transformational opportunities that will lead us on […]
January 10, 2016

Where You Are vs. Where You Want to Be: High-Performance Impact

As we are gearing up for yet another year full of goals, strategies, and objectives, we may want to step back for a second before we get too busy. Why? To just assess what we are doing and if we are indeed making any impact. Most of us work hard, and even harder than ever before but may not see the desired result as quickly as we would like. Some of us get even more disciplined in the ways we do our most important daily tasks and projects. Some of us may even say that we mastered how to achieve our goals, both personal and professional. But in the end, how will we know where we are headed if we are in constant movement or motion? Are we confusing movement with progress? Consider this profound truth, something simple yet often overlooked, the need to differentiate self-evaluation and measure of true […]
January 3, 2016

Power of Commitment: Creating Your Perfect Life NOW

After holiday celebrations and spending a lot of time with friends and family, many of us are gearing up to a new start in the brand new year. Some of us are with new inspirations, expectations, and excitement while others are just simply dreading to come back to the office, dealing with so many personal and professional obstacles. As a result, it is so much harder to move forward in life. I am amused to see or hear how many people are desiring or dreaming about the life they would love to have. They are taking little actions to bring them closer to their perfect life. Life by design, not by default. Life of personal and professional growth, balance, freedom, and joy. But how far we are ready to go will be quickly determined by how much are we committed versus interested in any parts of our professional or personal […]
December 14, 2015

10 Aspects to More Successful Leadership: Consistent Engagement & High Performance Impact

Travels change us, challenge us and transform us! Exposure to a broad range of experience with people and places, can touch us and enrich us in ways that we will never be the same. These experiences can leave a mark on and within us in the most profound ways, some meaningful, some magical and some memorable. The journey of a legacy leader never stops and is often not easy, yet I promise you it is worth the reward! Recently, I spoke at the Denver Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), where I had the opportunity to interact with a group of 60+ people from a broad range of industries from startups to Fortune 500 companies. When I asked how many of them are not happy with their current position and current employer, the answer was over 80% people in the room. The larger the company, the more dissatisfaction with […]
November 30, 2015

Grit & Grace: Practice And Passion Are What It Takes to Master Leadership TODAY

Arriving into the office in a new Italian suit and silk tie and designer shoes may look simple and easy. New day, everything as usual or maybe not. In the sea of the executives, he or she blends in unnoticed or he or she just may stand out. Not because of his or her size in physical form or highly projected ego in his or her posture or voice, but the way he or she moves across the big lobby to the final destination, a conference room. He/she smiles, genuinely, he/she nods his/her head and he/she wishes good morning to everyone he/she encounters from the moment he/she parked his/her car in the big secure garage, rode in the elevator, and upon entry to the building. Today, on his/her mind is so many thoughts and point of views, especially the word view and his/her diverse trusted advisors’ perspectives. Grace is the […]
November 19, 2015

What Can You See in the Eyes of a Refugee

Look into my eyes. Look! Yes you, you as I am standing naked in the truth In front of you, fearing nothing! Look into my eyes, the eyes of a refugee A bi-product of bloody war, torture and genocide Who hates no one, fears no one, blames no one Who rapes no one, cheats no one, lies to no one Who enslave no one, attacks no one, kills no one Look at me! Look into my eyes, eyes that hold stories Stories of thousands and thousands of refugees From hundreds of countries around the world Voiceless, silenced, oppressed and suppressed Still seeking refuge From weapons that silence the world’s voice Replaced with chaos and the hating noise From peace that comes from someone’s grave From profit from the slave From propaganda, racism or blame From further inflicting the heart-wrenching pain To someone’s father, mother, sister or brother To someone’s husband, […]
November 1, 2015

How to Keep a Legacy: 8 Proven Steps By Fortune 500 CEO

I am very privileged to call Denver, Colorado my home for over 15 years. Through my wide range of business opportunities, I was able to establish a network that is giving me the flavor and satisfaction of glocal presence (merged local, global and virtual environments) including a wide range of top performing executive talents and industries. During a recent private event, I had a chance to catch up with some very successful and influential Fortune 500 CEO including Bill Graebel. This was an excellent opportunity to learn about his company most recent changes and the new direction he is taking with Graebel Companies. You may be familiar with Bill’s family business and what his company was doing for over 60 years. They managed over this time to build a strong legacy and visibility, in local, national, and global environments. As you may already know, legacy leaders are something I have […]