Leadership Quote: Our Job As Marketers And Leaders

April 28, 2013

Once again, I am taking a brief pause from the 45 Years of Leadership series for the monthly quote. The series will return next week with Marsh’s Leadership View #5. This month’s leadership quote:  Our job as marketers and leaders is to create vibrant pockets, not to hunt for mass. – Seth Godin  This quote comes from Seth’s Super … Read More

45 Year Leadership View #4: A Leader Must Balance…

April 21, 2013

Marsh Carter’s Leadership View #4: A leader must balance between near-term and long-term leadership and management tasks.  Hmm.. last week’s leadership view involved balance and here we are with the same subject line again. It does seem that balance is a key challenge for every leader. Most leaders have a sense of urgency, entrepreneurs especially. … Read More

45 Year Leadership View #3: A Leader Must Balance…

April 14, 2013

Marsh Carter’s Leadership View #3: A leader must balance accomplishing the organization’s mission with responsibility to followers. As Vistage speaker Rick Eigenbrod reminds us, the one thing all leaders have in common, followers. When we forget this is the most important characteristic of leadership, we look around and there is no one behind us. While the … Read More

Vistage Confidence Index: CEO Optimism Grows In Q1 2013

April 9, 2013

The quarterly Vistage Confidence Index is now available. More than 1,500 Vistage members surveyed in the Q1 2013 Vistage CEO Confidence Index reported an improved economy and brighter prospects for their own firms despite recent cutbacks in federal spending. Similarly, small business owners who took the March WSJ/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey reported growing strength in the … Read More

45 Year Leadership View #2: Sometimes, The Most Effective Techniques…

April 7, 2013

Marsh Carter’s Leadership View #2: Sometimes, the most effective leadership techniques are the simplest. We often strive to find a method or a framework that we can employ to become more effective as leaders. Sometimes, as Marsh reminds us in his Leadership View #2, it’s the simple things. Sometimes, all we need to do as … Read More