Leadership Quote: Yesterday's Home Runs…

October 26, 2014

  This month’s leadership quote: “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games” -Babe Ruth Not only don’t yesterday’s home runs win today’s games, the way we got to yesterday’s home run may not work today. While the past can be our teacher, it can also delude us. When we have been successful in the past, we … Read More

The Emperor's New Clothes

October 19, 2014

  I have come to realize, duh… that the fairy tales we read as children were intended to prepare us for our adult lives. (Robert Fulghum was right, All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten). A couple of weeks ago I wrote about The Other Side of Success, when confidence becomes hubris. … Read More

SWOT And Risk Management

October 12, 2014

  Most every business at one time or another, most often annually, spends a bit of time on a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). This is simply good governance. And, as I discussed in a recent post, Are You Prepared to Govern in a Changing World?, successful companies focus externally on the O … Read More

Vistage CEO Confidence Index: Optimism At A 2-Year High in Q3 2014

October 5, 2014

  The quarterly Vistage Confidence Index is now available. Confidence among CEOs reached its highest level in two years, finally achieving a lift-off from its favorable holding pattern in the last three quarters. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 103.4 in the 3rd quarter 2014 survey, up from 101.0 in the 2nd quarter and 97.8 in last … Read More