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Helping Companies Rethink, Recover & Refocus on Results

Every business has a story; a compelling message that must reach both employees and customers. John helps businesses craft their story and build strategies to enhance performance and results.  

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About John

Change is hard.  John challenges business leaders to rethink current reality.  He pushes you to create a new approach toward success.  His hard-hitting method for results is not for every organization; only those truly determined to improve and make difficult choices to win the game of business.  Energy and passion are the two most common words used to describe John Grubbs as a coach, trainer, and speaker.

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Government Management Training

John helps government teams measure and improve performance through virtual and live training sessions.

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John provides workshops from leadership to safety at your location.


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My Time to Lead Series - Total Ownership as a Leader
  • No Bad Teams; Only Bad Leaders
  • Communication Excellence
  • Building an Accountable Culture
  • Creating and Maintaining Team Trust
Master Sales Series - Learn How to Sell in a Digital World
  • Virtual & Face to Face Sales Process
  • Proven Skill Building
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Inside or Outside Sales Mastery
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John's Books

From amazing team building, leadership to safety training, John Grubbs has authored books and guides designed to take your organization to the next level!

Book Cover - Surviving the Talent Exodus
Surviving the Talent Exodus

Click here to learn about Surviving the Talent Exodus - Navigate the Perfect Storm for Generational Change in the Workplace.

Book Cover - Leading the Tribes
Leading the Tribes

This powerful experience explores the impact social media has had on the many tribes in our lives.

Book Cover - Leading the Lazy
Leading the Lazy

As millennials flood the workforce, the rules of business are in constant flux.

My Time to Lead Blog

Read the latest news and useful tips posted regularly by John in his leadership blog.

be likeable
The Difference Between Being Liked and Being Likeable

The need to be liked, also known as the disease to please, is not the same as being likeable. The need to be liked by others relates to the need for approval and affirmation. In a leadership position, this can portend disaster and failure when a leader believes being liked by followers is the gateway to getting supported or accomplishing the team's objectives. It is better to be respected than liked. I have coached many leaders about this distinction.

Leadership and great resignation
The Great Resignation is Surfacing Bad Leadership

It is time to stop making excuses for intolerant jerks who use threats and intimidation to get work completed for your organization. You were able to hide your bad supervisors and managers in the past. No longer! The great resignation is now surfacing bad leadership because employees have choices. Overlay the dominant millennial generation and the emergence of Gen Z on the current corporate landscape, and bad leadership is the root of all your current talent problems.

Experience is Overrated

Many job advertisers seek experience in the job as a prerequisite for qualification. Is this a mistake or an attempted shortcut to avoid the heavy lift that comes with training a new employee? Is experience the best answer when it comes to adding talent to your team? With today’s transitional workforce and the great resignation upon us, are too many employers relying on experience at the expense of acquiring the best talent available? These are loaded questions.


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John Grubbs
911 W. Loop 281 Suite 211-6
Longview, Texas 75604