Leadership Quote: The Single Biggest Problem…

August 28, 2016

This month’s leadership quote: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” –George Bernard Shaw We discussed this quote in my Vistage groups this month, and of course each of us had a recent story to tell. What we discovered was for most of us, our failures to communicate … Read More

Whose Responsibility Is It?

August 21, 2016

I am one of those people with what I call an ‘overdeveloped sense of responsibility’. And, I am working on this. What I have learned over the years is when “we” are responsible, rather than “I” am responsible, we all get to a better outcome. As part of my work as a Vistage Chair, I … Read More

How To Recharge Yourself And Your Strategic Plan

August 14, 2016

What if we simply accept August as the time to recharge our batteries, then get a jump-start on strategic planning for next year?  This week’s blog post appears on Executive Street Blog. Please click this link to view it. To the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” occurred in late July, when Sirius appeared to rise … Read More

Did I Delegate Or Did I Abdicate?

August 7, 2016

Most of us who have been in leadership roles for awhile understand the importance of delegating. It’s simply a matter of leverage; the more we delegate, the more gets done. And… sometimes we get confused. We think we are delegating, when in fact, we are abdicating. What’s the difference? Delegate: entrust (a task or responsibility) to … Read More