Leadership Quote: If I Had Only One Hour To Save The World…

November 24, 2013

This month’s leadership quote: “If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem, and only five minutes finding the solution.” -Albert Einstein How often do we jump in and start solving things before we know what the problem is? When we process issues in Vistage, the … Read More

What Are You Willing To Give Up?

November 17, 2013

What are you willing to give up to get what you want? This is a question I often ask my Vistage members and coaching clients. One of my favorite books on marketing, admittedly an old one, is The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Ries and Trout. For me, many of these 22 laws are … Read More

Are There Subtitles In Your Conversations?

November 10, 2013

Ever wish your conversations had subtitles? How often do we begin what seems like a casual conversation, only to realize that something has happened. Emotion has entered and we are no longer talking about the subject at hand. Yet, we keep trying to talk about the casual subject while our thoughts wander to the meta … Read More

It Only Takes A Moment…

November 3, 2013

Appreciation as a leadership action. As leaders, we focus on big things so naturally when it comes to appreciation, we think big; the sales contest, the celebration parties, etc. As humans, we most value specific appreciation that is directed just to us. And, most of us find it difficult to do this. We celebrate the … Read More