Leadership Quote: We can't solve problems…

January 26, 2014

                     This month’s leadership quote: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein Typically when we discover a problem, we bring together the same team that was involved when we first launched the new product, new division, new whatever, that led to the problem … Read More

Vistage Confidence Index: Optimism Reaches 2 Year High In Q4 2013

January 19, 2014

The quarterly Vistage Confidence Index is now available. CEOs in the Q4 2013 Vistage CEO Confidence Index survey held more optimistic economic expectations than at any other time in nearly two years. The largest 4th quarter gains were in CEOs’ evaluations of the overall economy, although revenue and profit expectations posted healthy advances as well. The Vistage Confidence Index … Read More

Why Now?

January 12, 2014

Continuing the beginning of year theme of strategic planning. The question is, why diversify my business now, when everything is going so well? Anyone who has hired an investment advisor knows, all of them advise first and foremost, to build a diversified portfolio. And, despite all the data supporting the long term benefit of diversification, … Read More

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Go?

January 5, 2014

Whether you are a business owner, a professional manager, an advisor – or anyone who is engaged in an enterprise for an extended time – how do you know when it is time to go? “Nothing is forever”, the old saying goes, and yet sometimes, perhaps even frequently, we stay too long. We watch professional … Read More