Celebrate Your Gift

December 23, 2012

At this gift-giving time of the year, I am reminded that we all have natural gifts. The notion that we can constantly make ourselves better, in theory, is a great idea. But when does it become too much? For me, the best way to answer this question is to notice our strengths and work to … Read More

Do Titles Matter?

December 16, 2012

Last week I had the chance to listen to Vistage speaker and futurist David Houle. David talked about coming changes, many of which are driven not only by technology, but by Millennials entering the workforce. We are already seeing flattening organizations and a move away from hierarchy and titles and offices and cubicles and all the stuff … Read More

A Timely Reminder Of Email Best Practices

December 9, 2012

I put this together some time ago. A compilation of things I have learned from experience and from others. The topic has come up a lot lately, so I thought I would share this with you. Professor Albert Mehrabian’s research into verbal communication is often quoted in this simplified form: Words – 7%,  Tone – … Read More

The Answer Is In The Question…

December 2, 2012

One of the life lessons I have learned, since becoming a Vistage Chair six years ago, is the answer is in the question. By asking better questions, we enable others to come to their own resolutions. Most of us in business are problem solvers, and often the answer to someone else’s problem or challenge seems … Read More