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Euro-Pro’s Successful High-Growth Strategy

One of Gap International’s most important breakthrough principles is “relentless focus on outcomes” and we regularly partner with our client leaders and organizations to deliver extraordinary outcomes. At the end of 2014, Forbes and Inc. Magazine each published an inspiring article about our client ...

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(The Lack Of) Knowledge Is Power

Sometimes in life we don’t have all the answers. That doesn’t mean we should stop trying, stop pushing for greatness. Think about inventions like the x-ray or the microwave. It’s hard now to imagine life without them, but they were mistakes, invented by people ...

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Training is good. Outcomes are better.

Having great talent is top of mind for organizations. CEOs and senior leaders work hard to attract the very best people to help lead their organizations to greater results – what leader wouldn’t want the best possible talent around them? And oftentimes, executives identify ...

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What Most Strategic Plans Are Missing

Very few strategic plans articulate how the leaders must change to accomplish the goals. For some reason, many of us think that the same leader who commits to a goal with an accompanying course of action is going to be the same leader who ...

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What Failure Isn’t

Why do we detest failing so much? Kathryn Shulz has written a fascinating book, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. It explores, in part, people’s utter distaste for being wrong or being perceived a failure. Take the case that we have an over-aversion to ...

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Making Sure Your Leader Wins

On a recent family vacation, we decided to undergo an extremely strenuous mountain hike with our kids. They’re no strangers to tough hikes, although this would definitely end up being the toughest by far in distance and elevation change. As it turned out, about ...

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Is Your Word Your Bond?

“Iron would turn to wax and water to steel sooner than we revoked our solemn word.”  – Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania (c. 1275-1341) The best leaders are typically not just exceptional stewards of what is already in place, but also great at establishing things that ...

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Lost In Transition

In order to grow ourselves–as people or as leaders–a great place to focus is on increasing our capacity: how can we get more done in the same amount of time? One potential leverage point is to take a page from the sports playbook and ...

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