Q2 2020 Vistage survey: CEO confidence plummets in pandemic-induced recession

July 5, 2020

While the full impact of the economic shutdown occurred in April and May, the latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index data still reveals the devastating effects of the pandemic on small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The Vistage CEO Confidence Index plummeted to 65.5 in Q2 2020; there have only been two other times in the history … Read More

You Pivot – Integrating Body & Soul In Three Acts

June 21, 2020

Listen to my recent appearance on the ‘On The Brink’ podcast here. You 3.0 has become a regular feature of this blog. This month, I interviewed Valencia; her story follows. When Valencia was a child, she had a dream that she would travel the world when she grew up and teach people the secrets of … Read More

App Hack: Calendly, Makes Scheduling Zoom Calls Easy

June 14, 2020

First, my usual disclaimer for App Hacks: I do not receive compensation for writing these App Hacks, and I do not have any relationship with the companies that create them. I write these blogs to share hacks I have found useful. One of my Vistage colleagues introduced this App to me recently, and the timing … Read More

It’s Not About Color, Or Is it?

June 7, 2020

I’ve spent a lot of time this past week talking about racism. The conversations began with wondering why, the murder of George Floyd last week sparked protests nationwide when the killing of Eric Garner, in 2014 did not. Then when the looting began, the conversation turned to one about fear. As a teenager in 1968, … Read More

Leadership Quote: You must never confuse…

May 31, 2020

You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, James Stockdale

Leaders Are The Unsung Heroes

May 17, 2020

As chair of a CEO Peer Advisory Board, I am getting to see first hand the courage, dedication, and determination of leaders during this pandemic. I am humbled and inspired. Leaders of essential businesses all over the world are working hard to keep their employees safe while serving their customers at the same time. Not … Read More

Q1 2020 Vistage CEO Confidence Index

May 10, 2020

Rather than sharing the report itself this quarter, I thought it would be more useful to share Joe Galvin, Vistage Chief Research Officer, interpretation and perspective as follows. There will not be a “new normal” on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis. When business activity picks up and the world begins to spin again, … Read More

Just For The Record

May 3, 2020

Just for the record, we introverts don’t like this any more than extroverts.  You are probably asking yourself, where is this coming from? I had a conversation last week with an extroverted friend of mine, during which he said: “I know you introverts are secretly loving this.”  People often have the belief that introverts aren’t … Read More


April 29, 2020

A friend of mine shared this essay in his weekly letter. It resonated for me, so I am passing it on to you. I have heard that we are all in the same boat, but it’s not like that. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat.  Your ship could be … Read More