The Five Myths of Strategic Planning: Part One

November 2nd, 2015 | Gershon Mader 5039911950_7f328a6db5_b

Every year, executives around the world go through the time-honored tradition known as strategic planning. They emerge from days or weeks of meetings with a sacred document that — if adhered to — will increase […]

How to make meaningful progress when taking your game to the next level

September 25th, 2015 | Gershon Mader 5893272501_302f9e54df_b

If you want to be successful at taking your game to the next level, you have to be conscious of how you think and what comes out of your mouth. I was leading a meeting […]

Are you taking enough time off?

March 26th, 2015 | Gershon Mader 7356884872_3c3d91d388_h

I took a vacation last week. It was March break in Toronto. Our youngest daughter travelled to our family overseas for the break so my wife and I took advantage of our ‘empty nesters’ status […]

Do you have the conditions to take your team to the next level?

August 21st, 2014 | Gershon Mader 20569159_s

When an organization or team wants to generate a bolder and more compelling future and strategy, and rapidly and powerfully take its game to the next level it has to address two dimensions: the “content” […]

Do less. You’ll be able to achieve more!

March 20th, 2014 | Gershon Mader ipad

In my line of work I attend many business meetings, and many of them look like this: people sit around the table with their laptops or iPads open. There are relatively brief moments where everyone […]

Are you counting your blessings or focusing on what’s missing?

February 6th, 2014 | Gershon Mader Yellow Rose

In the previous blog I talked about how the rat race to achieve more and meet our life objectives often prevents us from being present and living our life in the moment.   This is […]

Are you living your life in the moment?

January 30th, 2014 | Gershon Mader file0001202036036

In my professional experiences as a coach, as well as my own life journey I’ve seen a particular mindset that often dominates our day-to-day lives. As members of a modern, ambitious and demanding society we […]

How Great are YOU willing to be?

January 23rd, 2014 | Gershon Mader file0001034424148

Maybe that seems like an odd question to ask. Who wouldn’t want to be Great? Perhaps it’s not as straightforward as it seems. It is my life’s goal to ignite, energize and empower people. In […]

Living Courageously Through Journaling

January 16th, 2014 | Gershon Mader file761243267126

My last series of blog posts focused on living courageously: doing something everyday that scares us, eliminating cynical and jealous thoughts, making time for self-improvement. Courageous living means identifying your dreams and goals and taking […]

The Untapped Goldmine Of Gratitude

July 3rd, 2013 | Gershon Mader appreciate

The research is in, and when it comes to employee engagement, recognition is a key factor. During strong economies or when companies are experiencing great success, most leaders feel that they have the wherewithal, resources […]