Leadership Quote: The Best Way To Predict The Future…

September 30, 2012

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 “inventor” members, just smiled. For … Read More

Getting It Done Or It's All About Execution.

September 23, 2012

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 than .27% are greater than … Read More

Leadership Habit: What If I Can't Today?

September 16, 2012

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. This of course frequently results … Read More

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

September 9, 2012

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 of Zenger and Folkman’s findings, click … Read More

Economic Uncertainty… What To Do, What To Do?

September 2, 2012

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 Vistage economists, Brian and Alan … Read More