About Gary Covert

As an advisor and coach to senior leaders, Gary helps leaders develop great teams, execute strategically, and innovate continuously.

13 Real Ideas from Real Leaders

By |2020-09-19T18:55:15+00:00September 19th, 2020|

Below are some ideas I have heard recently that I thought may of interest. Some of the ideas are big. Some of the ideas are small. All are being used by real leaders just like you. Take a walk with your direct reports. This leader drives to meet his employees [...]

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Funny Business

By |2020-09-19T18:50:37+00:00September 19th, 2020|

I am addicted to the “Bad Dad Joke” contests popular on Youtube*. In these, people take turns telling jokes only a dad could love while trying to keep a straight face. Humor (even that of the corny dad joke variety) is a great distraction and a vital contributor to our [...]

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Innovation Insights Week 4

By |2020-09-19T18:20:29+00:00September 19th, 2020|

Innovation Insights is a daily post on LinkedIn to help leaders strengthen those all-important innovation muscles over a period of 30 days. Below is a summary from week 4. Watch your language… Leaders need to watch their language.... For example, is your leader language focused on making cost cuts or [...]

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Innovation Insights Week 3

By |2020-09-19T18:34:46+00:00September 13th, 2020|

Innovation Insights is a daily post on LinkedIn to help leaders strengthen those all-important innovation muscles over the next 30 days. Below is a summary from week 3.     The ABCs of Innovation. Confused about “innovation?” Many leaders are and it is not their fault. Innovation is the word [...]

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The Love Connection

By |2020-09-07T15:57:07+00:00September 6th, 2020|

I was struck by some thinking that was presented in a webinar hosted recently by my colleague, Nancy MacKay, and thought I would share it with you. Her topic was LOVE (yes, love) and how is can be a game-changer in our businesses. I was a little skeptical, but now…well, [...]

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Innovation Insights Week 2

By |2020-09-06T18:12:02+00:00September 6th, 2020|

Innovation Insights is a daily post on LinkedIn to help leaders strengthen those all-important innovation muscles over the next 30 days. Below is a summary from week 2. Innovation is natural, but not common. Positive processes like entrepreneurship, collaboration, and innovation are natural, but not automatic. People generally have an [...]

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Innovation Insights Week 1

By |2020-08-30T18:48:53+00:00August 30th, 2020|

Innovation Insights is a daily post on LinkedIn to help leaders strengthen those all-important innovation muscles over the next 30 days. Below is a summary from week 1. Post-it Power. Imagine harnessing the power of all the great ideas that you jot down on a post-it note or scribble in [...]

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Success: Same Formula, New Answers

By |2020-08-23T23:22:06+00:00August 23rd, 2020|

Those of you who have worked with me will likely be familiar with Tim Gallwey’s performance formula. His simple, but insightful formula is that our performance equals our potential minus our interferences. It basically means we all have potential, but that might show up, but ONLY if we manage things [...]

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Getting the Most Out of D&I Initiatives

By |2020-08-17T16:01:03+00:00August 17th, 2020|

When I was a kid, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups was selling their candy by highlighting that two good tastes were even better together. Anyone else remember those old TV ads? Two people would bump into each other, then one would say “you got your peanut butter on my chocolate” while [...]

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Half-baked Ideas

By |2020-08-10T14:39:56+00:00August 10th, 2020|

In a recent workshop, a senior leader remarked that he had never considered half-baked ideas to  be very valuable. He previously thought that ideas needed to be fully formed before they could see the light of day. The fact is that many valuable ideas don’t look like much when they [...]

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