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Does Your Exec Team Lack Harmony?

by CoachKevin | April 12th, 2015

Be brutally honest. Is their uncomfortable friction on your executive team?

Don’t brush it aside as ‘healthy competition’ or ‘unavoidable personality conflict’ if what you’ve really got is an alignment problem.

A company can’t be successful if the executive team isn’t in alignment. Simple as that.

This alignment (or lack thereof) sets the tone for your business. If you and your execs don’t fully trust each other, that energy is permeating the company and it will interfere with performance.

On the other hand, if the execs respect each other, listen to all perspectives and engage in healthy debate, the entire company will follow suit. Better decision-making will happen, leading to better results.

A great deal of my work is focused on helping executive teams achieve alignment and trust. I offer some advice on this in my latest video.


CEO Tool: Top Grading Talent Review

by CoachKevin | April 9th, 2015

Let me introduce you to a tool I consider essential for every CEO. It’s the ‘Top Grading Talent Review’, from Bradford Smart’s book, Top Grading, 3rd Edition’.

This simple tool will whip your team – and your retention strategy – into shape.

Using the tool, you create a list of your top 25 employees and quickly assess what’s needed to help these people excel even further. It will also identify your weak links.

I encourage you to pick up a copy of the book and start using this tool quarterly. It pushes you…


How to Not Mess Up Your Executive Meetings

by CoachKevin | March 30th, 2015

I ask you to look hard at how you are conducting your executive team meetings. Are people mostly just droning on about what’s happening in their divisions?

If so, crucial time is being wasted.

Yes, of course you need to know major happenings, but you also need to spend time with your execs getting stuff done.

Meetings are a time to thrash out problems and engage in healthy debate. This is your time to draw conclusions and take action. It’s a time when new ideas can emerge and take flight.

Yet, so many exec meetings seem to devolve into dull, action-less update sessions. This is the reason Patrick Lencioni wrote his renowned book, ‘


Scaling Up Business Growth Workshop in Vancouver, BC with Coach Kevin – April 28, 2015

by janicew | March 19th, 2015

The date for the Spring 2015 Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) workshop hosted by Kevin Lawrence is confirmed for Tuesday April 28, 2015 at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver, BC.

Register: www.scalingupvancouver.eventbrite.com

*Note: Kevin is hosting only one workshop in Vancouver in 2015 so hope to see you & your leadership team there!

Prepare to Dominate Your Industry at the Scaling Up Business Growth Industry hosted by Kevin Lawrence

Join us for an information-packed day where you will create a roadmap to confidently scale your business growth in 2015.

Discover why more than 20,000 executives and their leadership teams use the proven Rockefeller Habits 2.0 tools and strategies to scale up smarter and bust through the barriers to scaling up.

In just one day, you and your leadership team can take your business on the road to growth with the Rockefeller Habits 2.0 tools and strategies you need to:

ALIGN

Get faster results…

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Graceful Disappointment

by CoachKevin | June 11th, 2014

I’m betting you have – at some point – experienced absolutely incredible, top-quality, 5-star customer service. You know what I’m talking about – when someone goes the extra mile and a half to make your day. And here’s the thing – after you’ve experience it, and it’s not there, you notice! You miss it. Your expectations of a certain standard were up there. Then, when they’re not met, it’s disappointing.

I work with a client who experienced this exact problem on a wider scale. He is an incredibly powerful leader and he has very high standards. He is very smart – almost always right – and runs a very successful organization. As you can imagine, the expectations he has of his team are massive. Those high standards are in the rest of his life as well.

So…when those standards were not met (which was often – because they were so high)…


Reading list from the Mastering the Rockefeller Habits™ / Four Decisions™ Executive Workshop

by CoachKevin | November 16th, 2013

During the Mastering the Rockefeller Habits™ / Four Decisions™ Executive Workshop on November 13, we discussed some of the top books to read to accelerate the lessons learned in the workshop. I’ve attached a full list here.

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Join me on November 13 in Vancouver at the Mastering the Rockefeller Habits™ / Four Decisions™ Executive Workshop

by pootpoot | August 6th, 2013

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits™ / Four Decisions™ Executive Workshop

For CEOs and your leadership teams – invest a day with your leadership team and join the exceptional company of more than 20,000 executives who have attended this workshop and experienced results

Spend a day with us and you will gain:

  1. An understanding of the Four Decisions™ (Mastering the Rockefeller Habits): People, Strategy, Execution and Cash.
  2. Simple actionable execution tools to improve your business results right away.
  3. An executable, quarterly plan for the next quarter and the balance of 2013, built with your team.
  4. A Team Talent Review that identifies your A, B and C performers, and specific “next step” actions.

When: November 13, 2013

Where: Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Time: Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Workshop runs from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Breakfast & lunch will be provided.

Register: http://mrhworkshopvancouver.eventbrite.com

Download the Spring…

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Join me on April 17 in Vancouver at the Mastering the Rockefeller Habits™ / Four Decisions™ Executive Workshop

by CoachKevin | March 9th, 2013

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits™ / Four Decisions™ Executive Workshop

For CEOs and your leadership teams – invest a day with your leadership team and join the exceptional company of more than 20,000 executives who have attended this workshop and experienced results

Spend a day with us and you will gain:

  1. An understanding of the Four Decisions™ (Mastering the Rockefeller Habits): People, Strategy, Execution and Cash.
  2. Simple actionable execution tools to improve your business results right away.
  3. An executable, quarterly plan for the next quarter and the balance of 2013, built with your team.
  4. A Team Talent Review that identifies your A, B and C performers, and specific “next step” actions.

When: April 17, 2013

Where: Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Time: Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Workshop runs from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Breakfast & lunch will be provided.

Register: http://mrhworkshopvancouver.eventbrite.com

Download…

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Create a winning strategy to achieve profitable GROWTH and SUCCESS in 2013

by pootpoot | August 30th, 2012

Mastering the Rockefeller HabitsTM
FourDecisionsTM ExecutiveWorkshop

For CEOs and your Leadership Teams - Invest a day with your leadership team, and join the exceptional company of more than 20,000 executives who have attended this workshop and experienced results

Spend a day with us and you will GAIN:

  1. An overview of the Four DecisionsTM (People, Strategy, Execution and Cash) you must get right to grow.
  2. Key elements to build your 2013 One Page Strategic PlanTM to focus and align your team.
  3. The Rockefeller Habits checklist to strengthen your ability to execute and accelerate your growth.
  4. Simple, practical and applicable tools to improve your business results right away.
  5. An aligned, accountable and enthusiastic leadership team, ready to hit the ground running in 2013.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Where: Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Time: Doors open at…

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Another one off my bucket list – attending the Berkshire Hathaway AGM

by CoachKevin | June 14th, 2012

Earlier in May, after a long week already of travelling, I packed up my bags again and headed to Omaha, Nebraska for the Berkshire Hathaway AGM, or as I prefer to call, a rock concert for capitalists.

You see, it’s always been on my bucket list to do, but for one reason or another, I didn’t actually set aside the time in previous years. Thank goodness this year was different, because it was absolutely one of the most important things I did this year!

Here’s why:

1.) Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger are two of the most successful men on the planet. Plus they’re in their 80s and have nothing to prove, which means they call everything like it is in a simple, understated and uncomplicated way. They’re also witty, brilliant and in my opinion, right in their views on…

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