Leadership Quote: Becoming A Leader…

July 31, 2016

This month’s leadership quote: “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.” –Warren Bennis The challenge of course is gaining this self-awareness. Identifying our genius Learning how we show up to others and the impact we have Learning when to lead from the front … Read More

Healthy CEO, Healthy Business

July 24, 2016

I recently heard a CEO say, “when I am healthy, my business is healthy”.  I have been thinking about this CEO’s statement in the context of CEOs I have known or observed over the years. My reflective observation is, he is right; there is a strong correlation between the health of the leader and the … Read More

Vistage CEO Confidence Index For Q2 2016: CEO Optimism In The Economy Declined Across The Board

July 17, 2016

Small business owners reveal that hiring and retaining talent is the most significant business challenge, according to a quarterly survey by Vistage Worldwide. Vistage, a global organization, which assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, conducts a quarterly survey covering a variety of small business topics. More than one-third of the 1,300 respondents cite … Read More

Perception ≠ Reality

July 10, 2016

This week’s blog post appears on Executive Street Blog. Please click this link to view it. We often hear the phrase perception is reality. In the physical world, we are told that we cannot perceive reality directly; perception is all we have. “If a tree falls in the woods…..” As leaders, we transfer this rule into behaviors, … Read More

Declare Your Independence

July 3, 2016

I have been reading a book called Necessary Ending, by Henry Cloud. In it, he uses a metaphor of rose bushes and compares them to our businesses, our careers and our lives. He explains that a rose bush cannot support all the buds it creates. And the ones that are beautiful only become beautiful because of pruning. … Read More