G5 Leadership
Killer performance isn't about one thing.


G5 Leadership was considered one of the top leadership training companies to watch in 2011.
G5 Leadership is a new leadership training company that offers 90-minute workshops and keynotes delivered via WebEx. G5 Leadership sessions were interactive: ask the experts, talk live, take polls, send chats, post comments, and download workbooks. Participants heard from people like Steve Farber, Marshall Goldsmith, Bill Taylor, Bob Sutton, Tim Sanders, Scott Page, Steven Smith and more.

This was their website.
Content is from the site's 2011 archived pages as well as from other outside sources.

Killer performance isn't about one thing. G5's Lead▪ol▪o▪gy map covers every leadership topic you need to be smart, cool, and innovative.


G5 Leadership | Leadership training for all
New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors and leadership experts streamed live to your PC, iPad or iPhon


Name: G5 Leadership
Quick Pitch: Online boot camp geared toward high-performance job training.
Genius Idea: G5 Leadership makes job training more accessible and affordable by recreating the traditional model. There are 12 live workshops a year available on the unique web platform from the world's top thought leaders.

Traditional job training takes place in a conference room or a classroom in front of a Powerpoint presentation. These off-site training sessions are often costly and time consuming. On top of that — there's no guarantee that the content will be high-quality.
G5 Leadership founders and training industry veterans Steven Smith and David Marcum — authors of Egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset — wanted to change the organizational model in place. About 35,000 members have signed on for the website's unlimited $9.99 monthly or $99 annual subscriptions since the 2010 launch.
The startup offers live workshops directed by industry thought leaders and innovators. It's a chance for anyone to brush up on skills such as time management, engagement and communication. Professionals can learn new skills at their own pace. All live broadcasts are available thereafter in a database.
The online startup calls itself "a gym for your career." The trainers are top leaders who put users through the ringer. Shape-up tools include workbooks, quizzes and simple plans toward goals.
G5 faculty includes David Allen — a New York Times bestselling author and time management expert — who specializes in "getting things done." Another regular is Fast Company magazine co-founder Bill Taylor who helps professionals get inspired. The founding editor of the award-winning magazine culls out lessons from starting his own business and exercises from his bestselling book, Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win.

"Traditional job training can be upwards of $30,000 a day," says Stephanie Carter, G5's director of public relations. "A lot of people never have an opportunity like that. We want to democratize training by spreading out memberships across thousands."

I took the G5 Leadership courses at the urging of my boss. Fresh out of college, the courses really made a difference. I eventually left my job and started my own online wig store company. It took me a while to find a web designer who could implement my vision. If I were starting an ecommerce business today or were in the early stages of deciding what platform I wanted to use for my site, I would visit a great site where they not only compare ecommerce platforms, but also offer reviews, tutorials, the pros and cons of the most popular platforms, and related software integrations like chat or woocommerce. Not only do they cover all the basics but they also discuss key factors like web hosting bandwidth, payment gateways like PayPal or stripe, inventory management systems, ease of use, point of sale systems, customer support etc. eCommerce Platforms with their insightful information makes it a lot easier for business owners today than it was when I started out. It only makes sense someone would create such a site. I wonder if the site's founder might have also taken G5 Leadership courses! All I can say, is that in 2011 those courses changed my life.


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1. Why Leadology®?

People who get the most of their talent and leadership ability have a tightly connected, core set of skills.

G5's Leadology® maps the connections and covers the essentials: change, collaboration, communication, innovation, etc.

2. List of Workshops & Keynotes.

G5 events are listed below under Leadology® categories. Register for single events from any page, or download our calendar and register from there.

3. G5 Leadership Calendar.


Author, David Marcum
Cool Under Pressure | How to handle hard conversations. Resolve differences when conflict stands between you and change.


Cool Under Pressure | G5 Leadership Workshop

Cool Under Pressure communication skill training shows you how to stay smart, open and cool when conversations heat up. You'll learn how to ask questions and make points when the temperature starts to rise and bad communication habits creep slowly into everyday business situations: customer service conversations, project reviews, client meetings, interdepartmental discussions, mergers and acquisitions, reorganization, discussions with vendors, job interviews and negotiations. By the end of Cool Under Pressure communication skill training, you'll know how to:
■ Ask the right questions, and know what to say, when clients or colleagues are sure they're right-and you're wrong
■ Keep differences of opinion from getting personal and veering the discussion or meeting off track
■ Create a culture that lives by a "we" work style vs. a "me-first" mentality
■ Get spirited debate without losing control of the conversation, or closing down when disagreement surfaces
■ Keep title, tenure and position from limiting honest discussion.


Author, Steven Smith
Listen Up, Speak Up | How to tackle tough topics. Why are 67% of tough topics pushed under the table instead of on it?

Author, Connie Dieken
The Pitch | How to present with power and persuasion to get people to buy-in to your ideas.

Author, David Marcum
Agreed | Negotiate like a rock star and create the best agreement for both sides.

Emotional Intelligence.

Author, Steven Smith
Pure Confidence | Ego + humility = "Level 5" leadership. Getting the most of your talent and IQ requires a different, and rare, formula.

Presented by Jeremy Daniel
The Color Code | Decode your character. How to understand why people do what they do at home and work.

Author, Tim Sanders
Emotional Talent | Cool, smart people succeed. How to make yourself more emotionally intelligent and attractive.

Author, Bob Sutton
Good Boss, Bad Boss | Are you a good boss, or a bad boss? How to be the best boss... and learn from the worst.

Innovation & Execution.

Author, Scott Page
Diversability | Everyone thinks differently. Do you know how to capitalize on the differences on your team?

Author, Bill Taylor
Practically Radical | A game plan for game-changers. Not-so-crazy ways to transform your company, your team, and your work.


Author, Steve Farber
Greater Than Yourself | How do you become great and bring others along? Take the next step in leadership and mentoring people.

Author, Marshall Goldsmith
MOJO | How do you hit your optimum performance, every day? Take the next step reaching your potential.

Author, Dave Logan
Tribal Leadership | Why culture eats strategy for breakfast and how thriving organizations organize productive teams.

Authors, Richard & Linda Eyre
The Entitlement Trap | A blueprint to establish a family economy where kids earn, budget, take accountability and become truly responsible.




Pure Confidence objectives.

• See the strong points and limitations of your talents

• Strike the right leadership balance of ego and humility

• Uncover beliefs that limit your performance

• Spot 4 early warning signs your leadership is losing power and talent is being lost

• Become the "Level 5" leader Jim Collins discovered in Good to Great.

August 17, 2011 11AM EST.


Agreed objectives.

• Find the single most important principle of negotiation

• Learn 3 negotiation steps that make you instantly better

• Discover where true negotiation power comes from

• Learn how concessions hurt you

• Dealing with deadlocks…that you win.

September 15, 2011 11AM EST.


MOJO's objectives.

• Learn the 5 factors of optimum personal performance.

• Know the 3, core elements that effect self-confidence.

• Understand hidden habits the undermine your success.

• Know the questions that determine if you're on the right path.

October 12, 2011 11AM EST.


The 5 Faces objectives.

• Learn the five most common faces managers see in performance reviews

• Identify the 5 faces of individuals in your company

• Understand the unspoken realities you have to address to make sure each person is engaged for performance

• Get a rundown of survival strategies to engage each of the five faces and get what you need out of a performance conversation.

November 15, 2011 11AM EST.


Tribal Leadership objectives.

• Leverage culture as the next untapped well for organizational performance

• Shift dysfunctional behavior, mismanagement and errant leadership

• Shift from individual performance to group performance

• Identify the cultural stage of your organization

• Harness the full power of the tribe to accomplish more.

December 8, 2011 11AM EST.


Getting Things Done objectives.

• Manage your time and life effectively

• Eliminate stress from the way you manage your work

• Get organized and build a system to keep you organized

• Execute your priorities and align your work to what you want to accomplish.

January 12, 2012 11AM EST.


G5 Speakers & Faculty | 2011

Bestselling authors and world-renowned leadership experts. Live, on your PC.


David Allen

David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, founder and CEO of the David Allen Company. He is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world's highest-performing professionals, corporations and institutions, has earned him Forbes' recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States. He was also named one of the "Top 100 thought leaders" by Leadership Magazine.

Fast Company hailed David Allen "One of the world's most influential thinkers" in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his ground-breaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance.

Time Magazine labeled his first book, Getting Things Done as "the defining self-help business book of its time." David Allen is the author of three books; the international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity,Ready For Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of LifeGetting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since its publication in 2001, and is now published in 28 languages.

Connie Dieken

Gifted with insight and a strikingly original approach, Connie is raising the communication intelligence of business leaders around the world. Her clientele includes Apple, Olympus, McDonald's, Moen, The Cleveland Clinic, Deloitte, Diebold, Pacific Life, American Greetings as well as many other organizations. Most recently she released Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen (Wiley & Sons, 2009) and a trio of new training programs; The Influential Communicator, The Influential Presenter & The Influential Media Spokesperson, aimed at helping top-level professionals communicate at the peak of their ability as different situations demand. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street JournalUSA TodayCNBCThe Los Angeles TimesCrain's BusinessThe Chicago TribuneWomen's Day, and in dozens of publications across the country.

She's been named a top 5 speaker for 2010 by speaking.com and is also a former Emmy award-winning TV news anchor, talk show host and inductee of the Radio/ Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. She is a multiple Emmy© award-winning and Telly© award-winning journalist and has represented more than 50 companies as their spokesperson, including Intel, Sealy, GE, American Greetings, Ernst and Young and Goodyear. Connie teaches a G5 Leadership workshop on powerful presentation and persuasion skills: The Pitch.

Steve Farber

Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, an organization devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community. His latest book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.” And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, received Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time.

A subject-matter expert in business leadership and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Farber is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who has worked with and spoken to a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and even the US government.

In 1989, after having run his own financial services company, Farber devoted his professional life to the field of leadership development and has been at it ever since. He was director of service programs at TMI, an international training consultancy, and then worked for 6 years as Vice President and Official Mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company. In 2000, Farber established his own company, Extreme Leadership, Inc, where he is president and CEO. Steve delivers a leadership and mentoring session for G5 Leadership titled,Greater Than Yourself.

Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better – by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams. Marshall is the million-selling author of many books including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. His latest book, MOJO, is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal, translated into 14 languages.

In November 2009 Dr. Goldsmith was recognized as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world in the bi-annual study sponsored by The London Times and Forbes. The American Management Association named Marshall as one of 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years. Major business press acknowledgments include: BusinessWeek , Wall Street Journal , Forbes, Economist (UK) and Fast Company, among others.

Dr. Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA where he has been named one of the 75 great alumni of the last 75 years. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and frequently speaks at leading business schools. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.

Dave Logan

David Logan studies how people communicate within a company -- and how to harness our natural gifts to make change within organizations. He looks at emerging patterns of corporate leadership, organizational transformation, generational differences in the workplace, and team building for high-potential managers and executives.

Much of Logan's work is derived from a ten-year study of over 24,000 people published at Tribal Leadership (2008), which shows how organizational culture evolves over time and how leaders can nudge it forward. Dave teaches management and leadership in the USC Executive MBA, and is also on the faculty at the International Centre for Leadership in Finance (ICLIF), endowed by the former prime minister of Malaysia, and on the Foundation for Medical Excellence in Portland.

From 2001-2004, he served as Associate Dean of Executive Education at USC. During that time, he started the Master of Medical Management (MMM), a business degree for midcareer medical doctors. He also initiated new executive education programs (often, in concert with the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development) with organizations as diverse as the Sierra Health Foundation, Northrop Grumman, and the City of Los Angeles. Logan is co-author of four books including Tribal Leadership and The Three Laws of Performance.

David Marcum

David Marcum is a leading expert on sales and negotiation, and has written two books on communication and leadership. His first two books are published by Simon & Schuster (egonomics) and Wiley (businessThink) in 24 languages and over 50 countries.

Marcum’s writing, speaking and business ideas have received acclaim from Stephen Covey, Ram Charan, Marshall Goldsmith, Harvard Business School, Thunderbird, and embraced by such client organizations as GE, Accenture, Baptist Health Care, Microsoft, Cox Communications, American Express, and State Farm.

Dave’s global expertise is in complex sales and business leadership. His work has been featured by CBS MarketWatch, The Dallas Morning NewsThe Arizona RepublicThe Irish TimesBusinessWeekU.S. News and World Report, andPortfolio.

Dave delivers 3 unique sessions for G5 Leadership: the difficult conversations workshop Cool Under Pressure, a team collaboration workshop titled Best Idea Wins, and the forthcoming negotiation workshop, Agreed.

Scott Page

Scott Page is a common name (well, less common than Steven Smith), so you might be wondering if I am the Scott Page that you know, used to know, or might want to know. Other Scott Page's lead fascinating fulfilling lives as well. This Scott Page grew up in Yankee Springs, Michigan on Gun Lake, pumped gas and dipped ice cream cones at Page's Resort. This Scott Page used to have really big hair, so big in fact that during his fourth grade picture session the photographer found a six inch stick caught in his 'fro from recess.

This Scott Page attended Middleville-Thornapple Kellogg High School played basketball, sang poorly in musicals, wrote for the school paper (only to get punished for an unfortunate cartoon regarding the school administration), and got rid of the politically offensive "slave day" only to see it resurrected a year later.

This Scott Page was an undergrad at Michigan, majored in math, led walking tours, and was elected MSA president. This Scott Page taught math at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, dressed as a box of Junior Mints for Madison's annual Halloween party, helped unionize the teaching assistants and failed to win an intramural basketball championship. This Scott Page taught statistics and decision theory at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, finally won an intramural basketball championship (though not in the open division), and appeared on late night "you too can be a volunteer for Chicago public schools commercials". Scott is the author of The Difference (Princeton University Press). Scott delivers the G5 Leadership workshop on team collaboration and intellectual diversity titled, Diversability.

Tim Sanders

Tim was the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo! and later their Leadership Coach. Prior to these senior positions Tim created and led the Yahoo! ValueLab, an in-house "think tank" which delivered futuristic insight on technology and human behavior. He was also an early member of Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's broadcast.com, the most successful opening day IPO in history.

His first book, Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends is a New York Times and international business best seller, translated in a dozen languages. His follow up, The Likeability Factor explains the concept of emotional talent and the importance of creating an engaging experience. It was the basis for a PBS Special, produced by leading affiliate WQED.

His newest book, Saving the World at Work, examines the external relationship between a business, its people and society. It makes a strong business case for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives being at the top of a company's strategic agenda. The book was named as one of the top 30 business books of 2008 by Executive Soundview.His work is frequently featured in the media, most recently in The New York TimesFinancial TimesThe Wall Street Journal and Fast Company. Tim attended Loyola Marymount University and studied in the graduate school of communications at the University of Arizona. Tim delivers a session for G5 Leadership on Emotional Intelligence titled, Emotional Talent.

Steven Smith

Smith has written two books on communication and leadership and is working on a third. His first two books are published by Simon & Schuster (egonomics) and Wiley (businessThink) in 24 languages and over 50 countries.

Smith’s writing, speaking and business ideas have received acclaim from Tom Peters, Ram Charan, Marshall Goldsmith, Harvard Business School, Thunderbird, and embraced by such client organizations as Hilton, Disney, Baptist Health Care, Microsoft, Cox Communications, American Express, and State Farm. With degrees in management, psychology and expertise in team collaboration and leadership, Microsoft Live Meeting featured Smith for two years as top leadership faculty. His work has been featured by CBS MarketWatch, The Dallas Morning NewsThe Arizona RepublicThe Irish TimesBusinessWeekU.S. News and World Report, and Portfolio.

Voted as one of the top 100 business thought-leaders in the country, his work has been adopted by several universities across the country as an example of what the real business world is about. Steve teaches 3 unique sessions for G5 Leadership: the emotional intelligence and talent workshop, Pure Confidence, an interpersonal communication workshop on candor, Listen Up, Speak Up, and the forthcoming change workshop, Shift. Steve is also working on his third book:Us: Why we matters more than me and how to bridge the gaps between us.

Bob Sutton

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering in the Stanford Engineering School, where he is Co-director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization, an active researcher and cofounder in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and a cofounder and active member of the new “d.school,” a multi-disciplinary program that teaches and spreads design thinking. He is also an IDEO Fellow and a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

He has published 8 books and edited volumes. He co-wrote The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Firms Turn Knowledge Into Action, which was selected as Best Management Book of 2000 by Management General. His book Weird Ideas That Work: 11 ½ Practices for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation, was selected by the Harvard Business Review as one of the 10 best business books of the year. Sutton is also the New York Times bestselling author of The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, and Good Boss, Bad Boss.

Sutton’s research and opinions are often described in the press, including the New York TimesThe Times (of London) , BusinessWeekFinancial TimesFortuneNewsweekWall Street JournalChristian Science MonitorBoston Globe,Business 2.0WiredStrategy & LeadershipSan Francisco Chronicle, and San Jose Mercury. He has also been columnist for CIO Insight and a guest on numerous radio and television shows, including Bloomberg, BBC, PBS, NPR, Tech Nation, and CNN. Bob is delivering the management session, Good Boss, Bad Boss, for G5 Leadership this year.

William C. Taylor

Bill Taylor is a writer, a speaker, and entrepreneur who has shaped the global conversation about the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed. As a cofounder and founding editor of Fast Company, Bill launched a magazine that won countless awards, and earned a passionate following among executives and entrepreneurs around the world. His book, Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journalbestseller, and was named a “Business Book of the Year” by The Economist and the Financial Times. His latest book, Practically Radical, is published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Bill wrote a regular business column (“Under New Management”) for the New York Times as well as a monthly column for London’s Guardian newspaper. He now writes a popular management blog for Harvard Business Review. He is an adjunct lecturer at Babson College and the co-author of three other books on strategy, leadership, and innovation. A graduate of Princeton University and the MIT Sloan School of Management, Bill lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters. Bill is delivering a G5 Leadership session on innovation titled, Practically Radical.



Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between Single Event and Membership?

Single event is pay per event. Choose the event(s) you want to attend and sign up. Membership is unlimited access to everything.

Can I share membership?

No. G5 pricing is per person, not per seat, per team or per company.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Payments are made annually. No automatic renewals.

Are there group or company discounts?

Yes. For membership purchases over 250, contact us at 646.822.9575 or g5team at g5leadership dot com.

What's risk-free?

Opt out any time and we'll pro-rate your membership fee and refund the difference.

What if I miss an event or don't register in time?

Don't worry. We record every session for on-demand access.Live seats are limited to the first 1,000 people who register.

What are the tech requirements to attend G5 leadership training and events?

The tech requirements are standard IT stuff for most companies. For details see our FAQ page.

Are there any other fees?

No. The only additional fee is long-distance phone charges for events if your long-distance isn't one, flat fee and you want to speak with the authors live during a session.


Thousands of people dig G5 workshops.

"Potent, engaging de-toxifier."

"I have more awareness of how the ego plays its various roles and how to better drive it.

G5 leadership trainingseems like an extremely potent, engaging and relevant de-toxifier the US workplace needs very badly! I believe that the ego, as habitually directed by self-centered fear and illusion/delusion, is the crux of the problem, and that ego, harnessed by methods like G5 and relying on good principles, is the key to optimal productivity and well being.

The session reminded me of a Bob Marley song where he sings (and not verbatim) "Mental slavery.... none but us can free ourselves from our own minds..." The toxicity I see and read about all seems to stem from believing so hard in old ideas and the feelings habitually generated coming from an original place of fear... ya know, old instincts that continue dis-serve so many of us... especially type A leaders/managers, and the people working for them and investing in them...

Really enjoyed you guys and your material. I sent an email with your links to 8 buddies Thanks again."



"Very cool."

"I loved learning how word choice impacts the success of collaboration and recognizing my default reaction. The practice was very helpful in learning the communication skills I think I've been missing as a leader of my team.

The videos were powerful and insightful. I especially loved the PBS Hearings video and what that taught me about staying composed. I also liked learning the concepts of how to get my team to debate and have difference of opinion, not just "nice" conversations.

Talking about our team as "equals" vs. "superior/subordinate" will give us a better chance to get people to participate more. Overall, excellent! (Although I wish we would have had a little more practice time)."


What experts think about our work.

"Sure to change your behavior."

"Unless you're an egomaniac, this book is sure to change your behavior and make you a better person."

Guy Kawasaki
Bestselling Author, Innovator, Entrepreneur

"Engaging and useful."

"...easy to follow and...helpful for leaders at all levels of a company."

Dr. David Ulrich
Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

"Great medicine for knowledge-workers."

"...filled with great learning, and at the same time great fun. Addresses the greatest challenges faced by successful people"

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author