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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

Drive…Can you give it to others?(09/12/2012)According to dictionary.com, drive can be defined as an inner urge that stimulates activity or inhibition; a basic or instinctive need. Motivation is defined as a process that arouses, sustains, and regulates human behavior. In the search for organizational improvement, some very interesting observations are presented for consideration. As an executive coach, I see the same patterns repeated over and over. These patterns of behavior are consistent enough to warrant a more detailed examination. Many struggling managers are under considerable stress for organizational performance. Because I am not emotionally or politically involved as a coach, my objective view very quickly reveals a perspective the manager either cannot or chooses not to see. 

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The Learning Spotlight 

Cave People and Seaweed


by John Grubbs

In a typical organization, three distinctive individuals can be identified based on activity, attitude, and contribution to the collective work.  These individuals rarely identify themselves as one or another, yet all three persist in organization after organization.  They do not wear tee shirts for identification yet you will recognize each of them once a description has been provided.  Ironically, the separation of these identity groups is never really discussed or acknowledged by most organizations.  Self-examination and a candid workforce will help you discover where most of the team members fall within this analysis.

One specific identity group is best described as “Seaweed”.  Just as seaweed does in nature, these individuals simply move with the current.  They go with the flow.  They exert nothing positive or influential and offer little resistance to either positive or negative situations within the organization. 

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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!