Leadership Quote: Vision Without Action

July 27, 2014

This month’s leadership quote: “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” -Joel A. Barker When leaders focus solely on vision and strategy and not on action, put simply, nothing gets done. Successful leaders know that a vision is a destination that … Read More

In Good Governance, When Does Culture Come Ahead Of Revenue?

July 20, 2014

A few weeks ago in my blog about Leading Isn’t Easy, I talked about the hard choices we sometimes must make as leaders. Especially those choices where neither outcome is a good one. As we continue this series on Governance Design, I am reminded of my 2014 theme for my Vistage groups, “All That Matters Is Culture”. For … Read More

Is Governance Leadership?

July 13, 2014

This week begins a new series on the topic of governance in growing businesses. Governance is not a term typically used by business owners and business leaders. Rather, we hear this term most often in the context of corporate boards, both public and private. Yet, Wikipedia defines corporate governance as, “the system of structures, rights, … Read More

Vistage CEO Confidence Index: Hiring Is A Top Concern in Q2 2014

July 6, 2014

The quarterly Vistage Confidence Index is now available. The latest Vistage survey found that CEOs continued to feel confident about today’s economy, as the Vistage CEO Confidence Index was virtually unchanged from the levels recorded in the prior two quarters. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 101.0 in the 2nd quarter 2014 survey, nearly identical with the … Read More