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February 25, 2012

MF Global, BP: The Low Accountability Epidemic And How To Avoid It

Image Credit: Justgq.com Somehow over the past few years it became OK to make promises and not keep them. The excuses? We’re too busy or we […]
February 15, 2012

How To See Into Your Biggest Blind Spot

Suzanne was a human resources manager at an east coast consumer packaged goods company. Why was she always exhausted? Let’s find out. We had Suzanne start […]
January 16, 2012

Get Powerful People to Boost Your Business: 6 Steps to A Stellar Advisory Board

An internet infrastructure company couldn’t crack the Fortune 1000. So they brought a former CIO of Cisco onto their advisory board. Within 6 months their software […]
January 10, 2012

Bill Clinton, Barbara Walters, Stephen Hawking: What Handshakes of the Rich and Famous Say

Have you ever noticed that handshakes speak their own secret language? If you pay attention you’ll hear them whisper, yell, fret, or fawn. And handshakes of […]
December 25, 2011

Be Someone Warren Buffett Would Invest In

Warren Buffett doesn’t normally invest in technology stocks. So why did he recently buy over $10 billion of IBM? Over the course of nine months Warren […]
December 17, 2011

B’Bye Blame! How To Cure Your Culture NOW

"This place is killing me,” the CEO said to me. “I need 35%+ growth this year and my executives are expert finger pointers.” He had a Crushed Culture.
December 11, 2011

How Change Fails: CEOs Focus On Symptoms NOT The System

Want someone to change? Want them to change faster? Then have your company follow the same model used for effective personal change. The result will be […]
December 4, 2011

Why Your Team Doesn’t Care: The 4 Ways You’re Crushing Your Culture

Are your team members highly accountable? Do they have a “Thank God It’s Monday” attitude? Do they take tons of initiative? If not, you’ve likely got […]
November 19, 2011

I Stalked Steve Jobs (And How To Get A Meeting With ANY VIP)

Originally posted on Forbes.com I was a young CEO and I needed answers. Steve Jobs had them. There was only one thing to do. So I […]
November 8, 2011

Why We Do What We Do

Today let’s have a mini-primer on human behavior. Human beings are fascinating in that we delete, distort, and generalize our world every day. We delete what […]
April 20, 2011

The Power of Positioning

Challenge: Many emerging growth companies struggle with the positioning of their firms, and the communication of what they stand for. Without properly communicating your position, the […]
April 12, 2011

Corporate Culture: Change Your Culture, Change Your Results

A company culture is like metal… we heat it up with coaching and training and it becomes pliable. We help the CEO set it in a […]
April 6, 2011

Influence: A Core Pillar of Leadership

Influence is a core pillar of leadership. A leader has to be influential – which to us means: be able to change the hearts and minds […]
March 30, 2011

Accountability Begins at the Top

How effective leadership is key in establishing accountability The last two posts discussed the importance of defining Needle Movers and breaking Needle Movers down into specific […]
March 22, 2011

Defining Your Needle Movers-Part Two

Once you have defined your Needle Movers, you have to take them further by outlining how you will exactly achieve them.  Otherwise, you may have just […]
March 15, 2011

Have You Defined Your Needle Movers?

In my experience helping build businesses, one of the main reasons why business leaders become overwhelmed and unfocused is because they aren’t defining their “needle movers” […]
March 10, 2011

Leadership Mistake #2: Lack of “Strategy Follow Through” Discipline

How jumping ship too quickly may do more harm than good and what to do when you are feeling the urge to do so. One of […]
March 8, 2011

Leadership Mistake #1: Lack of Consistency and Conformity

How One Common Executive Mistake May Be Sabotaging Your Effectiveness as a Leader and What You Can Do About It One of the most common mistakes […]
January 15, 2011

Have You Shifted?

I recently had the great good fortune to attend a seminar with Wayne Dyer in Maui. Throughout it he talked about the shift that people go […]
January 5, 2011

Bill Clinton, Barbara Walters, Stephen Hawking: What Handshakes of the Rich and Famous Say

Have you ever noticed that handshakes speak their own secret language? If you pay attention you’ll hear them whisper, yell, fret, or fawn. And handshakes of […]
December 15, 2010

My Own Personal Answers – Final Thoughts from Christine Comaford at TEDx San Diego

My Own Personal Answers – Final Thoughts from Christine Comaford at TEDx San Diego
December 11, 2010

The Space Between – Excerpts & Ideas from Christine Comaford at TEDx San Diego

The Space Between – Excerpts & Ideas from Christine Comaford at TEDx San Diego
December 7, 2010

You: Version 2.0 (or 7.2) – Excerpts & Ideas from Christine Comaford at TEDx San Diego

You: Version 2.0 (or 7.2) – Excerpts & Ideas from Christine Comaford at TEDx San Diego
December 4, 2010

Questions – Excerpts & Ideas from Christine Comaford’s at TEDx San Diego

Questions – Excerpts & Ideas from Christine Comaford’s at TEDx San Diego
December 1, 2010

Answers & Questions – Excerpts & Ideas from Christine Comaford at TEDx San Diego

Answers & Questions – Excerpts & Ideas from Christine Comaford at TEDx San Diego
November 26, 2010

Creating a Corporate Culture of Super Accountability AND Generosity, by Executive Coach, Christine Comaford

As I've mentioned previously, the best way to build, support and retain a great team is to encourage a generous corporate culture that everyone wants to be part of! Your company should have values that everyone agrees to uphold.
November 19, 2010

Find Your Question, by Executive Coach and TEDx Speaker, Christine Comaford

A few weeks ago, I got to pose this at TEDx San Diego, and the result was mind blowing. I’ll post the video for you very soon, but for today, I just wanted to put this out there and get you thinking. Because whether we’ve achieved great things already in our lives or not, it doesn’t mean we’ve figured out our question – or our answers.
November 17, 2010

One Last Ingredients for Funding – By Executive Coach, Christine Comaford

To be really noticed by the financiers, you need to first create excitement and then convey the long-term vision. You need to demonstrate your ambition and then map it to a plan and strategy for how you will achieve this big dream.
November 15, 2010

OK, so you’ve got the idea for your business. By Executive Coach, Christine Comaford

OK, so you've got the idea for your business. By Executive Coach, Christine Comaford
November 9, 2010

Leaders and Followers, by Executive Coach, Christine Comaford

You'll do more good and feel better inside your skin when you're in the right place in your organization--or out on your own, if it makes more sense to be the leader because you can't follow one.