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Summer is here and for many of us, that means family vacations, mid-year reviews, and setting new plans to finish the year strong. (more…)

As a coach, I ask for and review a lot of business plans around this time of year, and all of them have common denominators: Goals. While I fully endorse goal setting, I try to challenge clients to see goals in a larger context that follows what author Sean Covey calls The 4 Disciplines of Execution. (more…)

As the end of 2016 draws near, we know that many of our clients are busy with year-end work deadlines, holiday parties, and family commitments.  There seems to be a growing pressure to fit more activities in less time without losing sight of the priorities that matter most.   Below are four powerful questions to ask yourself so you can end the year strong.


As we wind down from the first 90 days of 2016, some of you have intuitively taken time to reflect on your Life Plan, measuring your progress from the decisions you made back in late December, and aiming for better results in a few key areas that were important to you. If that sounds like you, I hope you will celebrate your victories and personally thank those who helped you move your intentions to actions this past winter. Personal notes are good, as are personal calls… but make sure the people who have inspired you know how much they mean to you!


The following is adapted from my first book, Every Day is Game Day!

At some point over the past few years, I realized that great visions aren’t developed, they are discovered. People don’t just come up with a great vision. This is true for individuals as well as teams. I realized that, for the most part, individuals and leaders of groups say they want others to buy in to their vision. After hearing this over and over, it dawned on me that, in many cases, that’s what they get.

However, it isn’t necessarily what they want.


Not long ago, I accomplished one of my major bucket list items: I completed Hood to Coast, a 199-mile relay race in Oregon.


Time to Reflect

Growing up as a TV fan in the ‘80s, I was forced to get comfortable with waiting. When my favorite show ended on Tuesday at 9 p.m. (like this one or this one), we were forced to wait 7 long days to see what happened next to the characters we loved. In that forced hiatus,… Read More

Fighting a Fixed Mindset

Let’s be honest: 2020 has been a challenging year. That’s not to say there haven’t been moments of triumph and opportunity, but for many of us our mindsets and perspective have been tested like never before. We’ve been forced to re-think our rhythms, routines, priorities and schedules, all while dealing with a tsunami of change… Read More

The 7 Perspectives Video Series

Part I: Your Decisions & Influence In the first of a three-part video series, Daniel Harkavy explores how your decisions and influence affect everything from promotions to gaining and keeping the trust of your team and peers.  Read Video Transcript