Leadership Quote: You Can Tell Whether A Person Is Clever…

April 27, 2014

This month’s leadership quote: “You can tell whether a person is clever by his/her answers. You can tell whether a person is wise by his/her questions.“ -Naguib Mahfouz In Vistage we chairs encourage our members to stay in a questioning mode. This is probably the most important ingredient in effectively getting to the resolution of … Read More

Culture Doesn't Change, But It Can Bend

April 20, 2014

  It is often said that culture change is the most challenging change one can attempt in an organization. In fact, Edgar Papke, Vistage Speaker and author of True Alignment, says that culture can only change when you change the majority of the people at the same time. Hmm, does that mean if we aren’t willing to … Read More

Ask, The Answer May Surprise You

April 13, 2014

Sometimes, in our zeal to anticipate our customers’ needs, we forget to ask what they prefer. The notion of anticipating customer needs has been around for some time. And… certainly it makes sense when it comes to product development. Steve Jobs was famous for anticipating customer needs; knowing that we often don’t know what we … Read More

Vistage Confidence Index: Optimism Remains High In Q1 2014

April 6, 2014

The quarterly Vistage Confidence Index is now available. CEOs in the latest Vistage survey maintained their economic optimism at the same high level as in late 2013, despite the negative impact from the harsh winter. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 101.3 in the 1st quarter 2014 survey, virtually identical to the 101.5 in the 4th quarter … Read More