App Hacks: Feedly News

May 19, 2019 at 3:30 am

I quit reading the newspaper many years ago when I was having trouble getting the paper delivered to my porch and not somewhere in the bushes. Since that time, I’ve tried signing up for daily email news, various online news sources and a few curator/aggregator sites. A couple of years […]

The Choice

May 12, 2019 at 3:30 am

  The Choice The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life, or of the work, And if it take the second must refuse A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark. When all that story’s finished, what’s the news? In luck or out the toil has left […]

Bridging the Communication Gap

May 5, 2019 at 3:30 am

When we think about communication, we tend to think in terms of what we say and how we say it.  While clearly the what and the how matter, equally important is our ability to bridge the gap, what psychologists have labeled psychological distance— gaps between ourselves and other people (social distance); the present […]

Leadership Quote: Jobs Will Always Outgrow People…

April 28, 2019 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “Jobs always outgrow people. It’s not whether, it’s when.” –Jim Alampi Elisa K Spain Are You a CEO or President of a Privately Held Business? If you are also a lifetime learner and want to learn more about my Vistage Group, click here

Q1 2019 Vistage Confidence Index: Optimism Sinks Further

April 21, 2019 at 3:30 am

New data from Vistage finds that the economic confidence of CEOs from small and midsize businesses continues to fall. The Vistage National CEO Confidence Index measured 91.6, compared to 95.4 last quarter (Q4 2018) and 105.8 one year ago (Q1 2019). The decline in the index was largely driven by CEOs’ lower […]

App Hacks Inaugural Edition: Trello App

April 14, 2019 at 3:30 am

One of my hobbies is discovering apps that simplify business and life. I was telling a friend about this recently, and she suggested I start sharing these apps in my blogs. So, here goes the first one. My goal is to share one each month. Trello – Organize anything! Trello is […]

What’s Your Story?

April 7, 2019 at 3:30 am

Psychologists, anthropologists, everyone who studies the human brain, tells us we are hardwired to respond to stories. I recently watched two documentaries, both of which chronicled stories told by storytellers who were later indicted for fraud,  Billy McFarland, founder of Fyre Media, and creator of the Fyre Festival and Elizabeth […]

Leadership Quote: Almost Everything Will Work Again….

March 31, 2019 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… Including you.” —Anne Lamott Elisa K Spain Are You a CEO or President of a Privately Held Business? If you are also a lifetime learner and want to learn more about my Vistage Group, click here

Now That We Are Here

March 24, 2019 at 3:30 am

Business is good for most companies and has been for quite some time.  And yet, the economic signals are there; we are nearing the end (are perhaps at the end?) of this long economic recovery. Your industry may have more runway, or you may be in an industry that is a leading indicator. […]

Let Things Unfold At Their Own Pace

March 17, 2019 at 3:30 am

As leaders, most of us are action oriented. Something crosses our desk; we deal with it. An issue comes up with a customer, a vendor, an employee; we take action. And, sometimes, if we let things unfold at their own pace, we achieve a better result. What?? Isn’t that avoidance or procrastination […]