Four Tactics for Setting Attainable Goals this Year

The weeks in January and early February are crucial for many industries when it comes to planning out the year. At Leadership Development Group, we are no different with our annual strategy planning session taking place next week.  If you read our blog regularly, you know we advocate against strict resolutions at the turn of […]

Taking Advantage of a Fluid Working World

After the latest series of COVID variants, labor shortages, and weather-related closures, that work from home virtual life is getting a little more permanent for many. Looking back two years ago, it is hard to fathom we would be entering 2022 with the topic of maximizing productivity from home still on the forefront of conversation.

However, the converging of a new year and an extension of the work-from-home culture meant an opportunity to revisit a topic first discussed on our Drama Free Living podcast a few months ago.


I’ve worked with a lot of teams over the years and I’ve seen a disease that runs rampant in teams existing in drama.  I’ve seen it so much, I’ve even coined my own phrase for it- excuse-itis.   Excuses are a pesky thing because they tend to multiply.  The more we make excuses, the more […]

5 Steps to Build Trust

Over the years, there’s one thing that I’m learning over and over about leadership- it’s a relational game. Leadership is proven by followership.  Think about it. No one wants to follow someone that’s unorganized.  Nobody is trying to become like the guy who never gets things done or can’t show up on time.  People don’t […]

Failure Isn’t An Option

The best leaders are those that realize failure isn’t an option.   I’ve got your attention, don’t I?  Here’s what I mean. The best leaders are the ones that don’t take themselves too seriously.  They understand that life is a cycle of research and development.  They commit to the idea that they can win or […]

2 Mindsets to Create Productivity

Productivity tools are awesome.  There’s always something new, and they’re so helpful.  I’m a fan. And I’m always going to use them, but I’ve found that creating mindsets is what’s most important.  Once you have the mindset, the methods will follow. But how do you establish the mindset?  By growing your confidence and fostering creativity. […]

How to be Healthy in Every Area in 2019

The beginning of a new year is a natural time for reflection.  We all tend to look back at the previous year to help guide where we want to go – and not go – in the new year.  We all want to get better from year-to-year and become happier, healthier versions of ourselves. That’s […]

Questions to Remove Your Mental Lid

I did it again and signed up for another half-marathon.  Crazy, right? Sometimes I think so. However, I’ve become a bit obsessed with what’s actually possible for me.  I’ve started to wonder, “How far can I really go?” “What else is possible for me?” Now my wife and I are actually talking about running a […]

The Ability To Lead Yourself

If you can master yourself.. you can master anything else. Dennis discusses the importance of learning to lead yourself.

G2 Focusing System

In this leadership moment Dennis explains how “gratitude” and “giving” can help your creativity and productivity.

Don’t Be A Victim

  “I will not play the victim”… The reality is we have choices. Victims believe they have choice poverty. In this video.. Dennis explains how we are choice abundant.

Are you stuck in frustration?

Are you stuck in frustration? Wasting time reacting to others instead of focusing on what matters most?

The Trigger Identifier™ is a six step proven process to help you become less reactive and more strategic. Because every problem has an emotion attached to it, you can get stuck in an endless cycle of stress and drama. But when you understand your triggers, you’ll harness the power of your emotions faster and easier.