• Discover Your Leadership Voice

    5 Voices

    How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead.
    At GiANT we believe every voice deserves to be heard. Everyone can add value. Most of the time, however, certain voices dominate the airwaves and don't create an environment for everyone to bring their best. With the power of the 5 Voices, you can finally understand 1) what your voice is, 2) what it's like to be on the other side of your leadership, and 3) how to value the voices of those around you. This is crucial for building a high-performing team and establishing healthy relationships in each circle of influence. Discover your voice and unlock your potential to influence others.

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Why Relational Intelligence Gives You a Competitive Advantage

Excerpt from a 5 Gears article written by Lisa Evans from Fast Company. Imagine you’re having coffee with a prospective client and the entire time you’re talking, you’re simultaneously replying to texts and emails. You’re talking to the client with your mouth, but your eyes are on your phone. You may think your solutions to […]

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The End and The Beginning

December is upon us. It’s the close of one year and the start of another. Both the season of life and type of business you are in typically determine the way you view this “year-end” time. For some, your year revolves around your kid’s calendars, so your new year truly begins in August/September when school starts. […]

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Thinking Higher

In my work I get to see the real wake of human behavior inside organizations, teams and families. When I or our GiANT’s meet with leaders, we get real, and we get to the point of the trajectory caused by immaturity and or maturity. One of the issues that I see consistently is the issue of […]

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5 Gears Quiz: Are You Stuck in 4th Gear?

There’s a old saying I’m sure you’ve heard: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All-work Jack is a fun sponge. If he’s not working on a deadline, he’s preparing for the next one. When he’s home, his wife and kids can’t get his attention very often because he’s always on to […]

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Don’t Forget Your Purpose

Each of us was made for something more; designed for a specific role. Know it. Play it. Some of you are caregivers; be the best you can be. Some of you are champions of structure and systems; own the stewardship with vigor. A few of you carry the ideas that change the world; keep fighting […]

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What Gear Are You In?

Today is a big day. After working countless hours to write something that would convey an idea that could transform busy adults lives, impact marriages, teams and kids, the 5 Gears book goes National (Global really) today. This concept teaches all of us how to be present and productive when there is never enough time. […]

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How to Be Present this Weekend

In the United States we are celebrating Labor Day weekend, usually by noon on Friday through Monday. It is really a celebration of a day off as many people will frequent lakes or second homes or go see movies or have bbq picnics and more. While everyone might celebrate it a bit differently, there is […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Connectivity

Why is connecting to someone we love and respect so difficult for many people? Is it because of the task domination of our jobs or the amount of entertainment that distracts or simply an inadequacy of the individual? Bonded or connecting to someone important should be something we desire and want. The sheer act usually […]

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When Grown Men Cry

I want to share a really crazy (and encouraging) 5 Gears story that happened just a few days ago. If you signed up for the 5 Gears Free Video series, then you saw this story earlier, but it’s too good not to share on my blog. One of my close friends, Kevin (@KevinDeShazo) was flying […]

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Are You Disconnecting? This will help.

Your ability to connect with others has a direct impact on your level of influence. Period. But when you look around, disconnection happens all the time: The busy CEO who never has time for his or her family. The colleague you try to get to know but you can never seem to go below surface-level. Your friend […]

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