Fast Company Article by Grayson James – October 20, 2023

3 Essential Types of Conversations Managers Should HaveWith Their People In this article in Fast Company, I describe each of these types of conversations and share some common pitfalls to watch for in each. Good leaders don’t just know about these conversations. They know how to design and manage each conversation, and they’re agile enough […]

Want Your Team to Execute Better? Get Personal

An article in Unspoken Rules of Leadership, October 20, 2023 by Grayson James In this article, Grayson goes into detail about how good organizational execution is never simply a rational or analytical endeavor but is always driven by personal commitment–one human being making a promise to another. Recognizing this, and understanding how to make and […]

Collaboration isn’t just about getting along—it’s about performance.

Collaboration is about much more than simply getting along with your colleagues. It’s about creating value and performing well together. In the podcast “Connect, Collaborate, Champion!” published by New American Colleges and Universities (NACU), we explore what collaboration is really about–and how to actually do it better. In increasingly diverse workplaces, how do we collaborate […]

It’s just a matter of time for your company…

Five Ways Leaders Invite Avoidable Crisis and Five Ways Leaders Can Help Prevent Them (and Respond Effectively When They Do Occur) Read my recent article in World Financial Review No organization is immune to crisis, and crisis can come in any size or shape. Some strike out of the blue with no warning, but most […]

Grayson James Consultants is now Full Contact Institute!

I’m excited to announce that we’re changing our business name from Grayson James Consultants, LLC, to 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐞, 𝐋𝐋𝐂. Our focus on transforming collaborative leadership performance for executives and their teams is stronger than ever, as is our capacity to deliver. We welcome three new team members who bring their world-class leadership development, coaching […]

How collaborative is your leadership? Read this article in Training Industry, Inc.

  On a continuum from “more authoritarian” to “more collaborative” leadership, how would you describe your own daily leadership orientation? How about when you’re feeling anxious, frustrated or impatient with how things are going? Under pressure, even leaders who are normally very collaborative often default towards the authoritarian side of things, even though they don’t […]

June 15, 2023

Four Signs it’s Time to Ban Your Meetings (and why that might not be necessary) Ever since Shopify began its ‘meeting ban’ experiment, the corporate world has been abuzz with the question: Should we ban our meetings or transform them? In my latest article with, I unpack this trending topic, discussing four essential reasons […]

CEOWorld Magazine – Manage Your Attention

The power of attention is profound, yet often overlooked. It’s a silent director of our perceptions, thinking, and actions, determining what we become aware of and what we remain blind to. Managing our attention is a key factor in our personal and professional growth and performance. In my recent article for CEOWorld Magazine, I highlight […]