Today Is Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2016

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. On Giving Tuesday, nonprofits, families, businesses and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Many of you know about my passion for CARA, a true social innovator that helps motivated men and women, affected by homelessness and poverty, … Read More

Thanks-Giving

November 23, 2016

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday because it is celebrated by all Americans, regardless of their backgrounds. While the “thanks” part of Thanksgiving is so meaningful, the “giving” part is equally so. To celebrate the giving part, a delightful tradition, called Giving Tuesday, takes place on November 29th. It is a day dedicated to giving back. … Read More

Remember That First Date?

November 20, 2016

In my practice as a Vistage chair, I often find myself noticing the similarities between business and dating. After all, dating is a “deal” of a sort, and there are “rules” and best practices we follow in an effort to get what we want, i.e. more dates, and in that special case, marriage. Like dating, … Read More

Wait I Am An Entrepreneur, Not A CEO!

November 15, 2016

In my practice as a Vistage chair, I often hear entrepreneurs say, “I don’t want to lose the culture as I grow this company” or “We are like a family; I want to keep this feeling as we grow”. And yet as the company grows, the culture inevitably changes and the owner no longer knows … Read More

The Unintended Consequences Of Mentorship

November 10, 2016

During my career I have been fortunate to be a mentor to several talented individuals, and to have had wonderful mentors myself. For me, there are few rewards in leadership that are as good as those that come from mentoring someone and watching them grow into successful leaders themselves. Similarly, I can attribute much of … Read More