Leadership Quote: The Best Way To Predict The Future…

September 30, 2012 at 5:00 am

This month’s leadership quote: The best way to predict the future is to invent it — Peter Drucker. Love this quote on so many levels. First and foremost it speaks to the importance of having a vision. When I presented this quote at my Vistage CEO meeting this month, one of my […]

Getting It Done Or It's All About Execution.

September 23, 2012 at 5:00 am

One of my Vistage members asked me this question this week, “What is the common theme among the businesses you know that have grown significantly?” Or to ask the question another way, why is it that less than 1.5% of  U.S. companies are greater than $25mm in revenue and less […]

Leadership Habit: What If I Can't Today?

September 16, 2012 at 5:00 am

We as leaders are told all the time that everyone is always watching us. A smile, a frown, silence, all are interpreted as “a sign”. And since most of us think in terms of impact on ourselves, our followers interpret these “signs” as a sign of something that impacts them. […]

Are You A Bad Boss? Are You Sure You Aren't?

September 9, 2012 at 5:00 am

Most of us think of a bad boss as one who explodes, intimidates and otherwise behaves badly. The reality is this type of bad boss represents less than 20% of the behavior that actually defines the worst bosses (based on research conducted by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman). For the full results […]

Economic Uncertainty… What To Do, What To Do?

September 2, 2012 at 5:00 am

As summer winds down and attention focuses back on business, the subject on the minds of business people continues to be economic uncertainty. We lived in a world of prosperity for such a long time, prior to 2008, that many of us forgot that the economy moves in cycles. The […]