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“With the perennial and emerging changes presented by today’s workforce, companies and managers will be challenged like never before. John’s speech provided clear direction and a compelling purpose about the coming workplace over the next decade. It was the kind of speech every employer needs to hear.”

Crystal Cedro, The Mundy Companies


John Grubbs is on target in identifying coming changes in the workplace and what your organization needs to be implementing TODAY to compete and attract the best talent. He's an engaging speaker, and you'll have better direction as a leader after attending one of John's presentations.

Jane Allison, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce


My Time to Lead Blog

The London Olympics and Bad Supervision Have This In Common

When the security firm acquired the enormous and lucrative contract for the London Olympics, you can bet the champagne was flowing.  However, once the euphoria of getting the contract subsided, the actual work was to take place and the firm was over its head.   It could not handle the volume of work that needed to be done and the British military had to be called in to secure the athletes, visitors, and venues for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Many new supervisors are in the same predicament.  They get the job and quickly find out they are incapable of performing as needed. 




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Fiscal Cliff or Leadership Coma?

By John Grubbs

“Fiscal cliff” is the popular short hand term used to describe the predicament that the U.S. government will face at the end of 2012. U.S. lawmakers have a choice to allow current policy go into effect at the beginning of 2013.  This features a number of tax increases and spending cuts that are expected to weigh heavily on growth and possibly drive the economy back into a recession.  Or, they can cancel some or all of the scheduled tax increases and spending cuts, which would add to the deficit and increase the odds that the United States could face a crisis similar to that which is occurring in Europe.

Many organizations face the same fiscal cliff when it comes to leadership development over the next few years.  They can either allow things to continue and hope the changing workforce will thrive in their current culture or they can spend money (which many simply do not have) to develop leaders with the hopes of attracting and keeping the best talent.  True leaders that “inspire us to be better” are rare in the workplace.  Most companies simply do not seek leaders; they seek managers to maintain the status quo.  They believe doing more of the same (only better) will create improvement over time.  To be blunt, leadership has slipped into a deep coma in most organizations.

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My Time to Lead Series (New)

Making the transition to leader is not easy and it is certainly not natural.  Yet most companies invest little to nothing preparing new leaders for their new role.  This often results in poor morale and higher turnover since many people just replicate what they have seen in the past.  This leadership "gap" is prevalent in most companies.  Our new and updated leadership series prepares leaders for this new role.  Our 3-day leadership series (non-consecutive days) includes an 86 page work book and a copy of “Listen Up Leader”.   We cover leadership essentials such as:


  • Making the leap from co-worker to supervisor
  • Learn the difference between communication and effective communication
  • Differentiate between accountability and blame
  • Set goals to communicate accountability as a supervisor
  • Recognize the essential nature of trust
  • Create an environment that promotes trust in the workplace
  • And much more…

Call (903) 295-7400 to book this series at your location!