Leadership Quote: Strive Not To Be A Success

October 30, 2016

This month’s leadership quote: “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –Albert Einstein As a Vistage Chair for over 10 years, I have been fortunate to work with many successful people. And to a person, the most successful by their nature, follow Mr. Einstein’s advice. It is part of who we … Read More

Time To Find Something New?

October 23, 2016

So many quotes, so many articles written about the value of sticking to something, the value of not giving up, the value of continuing to stay the course even in the face of adversity. But what about the flip side? What about the importance of recognizing when it is time to find something new? Time … Read More

Do I Always Have To Negotiate?

October 16, 2016

This week’s blog post appears on Executive Street Blog. Please click this link to view it. Every now and then, I have a conversation with one of the leaders I work with who is frustrated with a lack of compliance and accountability in their company. The leader will say something like this: “I told them … Read More

Vistage CEO Confidence Index Q3: Optimism Inches Upward

October 9, 2016

Following six consecutive quarterly declines in confidence, CEOs finally recorded a small uptick in how they viewed prospects for the domestic economy as well as their own firm’s prospects. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index stood at 91.4 in the 3rd quarter 2016 survey, up from the three year low of 88.0 in the 2nd quarter, … Read More

Goal Time Again

October 2, 2016

Each year when the leaves begin to fall, it’s a reminder that we are entering the final quarter of the year. For me, it’s time to take stock of what has happened thus far this year, evaluate how we did against our plan and begin thinking about next year. The questions I ask are: What would … Read More