Leadership Quote: Twenty Years From Now…

March 29, 2015

  This month’s leadership quote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain   Elisa K. Spain EKSpain

Good Intentions…

March 22, 2015

  One of the key things we learn in Vistage is the Socratic Method. Stay in a questioning mode and let people come to their own answers. Most humans want to make a difference, have an impact somehow on others. Sometimes when we want to be in service, it is so tempting to tell others … Read More

Words Matter

March 15, 2015

  We live in an increasingly diverse world, and at the same time it seems we have become increasingly intolerant. The more you look for signs of both, the more you will find it. Some say we need to simply stop looking so hard; I say we need to start looking harder. Diversity is part of … Read More

What Happens When Market Forces Intervene?

March 8, 2015

  Last week I wrote about healthy body, healthy mind = healthy business. One of my readers reminded me, there is a corollary. While, the CEO’s health can and does impact the business, what happens when the business faces market forces and impacts the health of the CEO? On the one hand, what happens when the … Read More

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body = Healthy Business

March 1, 2015

  I recently heard a CEO say “when I am healthy, my business is healthy”. And then over the weekend, I watched this TED talk Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid. I have been thinking about both the CEO’s statement and this TED talk in the context of CEOs I have known … Read More