Friction

July 14, 2019 at 3:30 am

Friction slows things down and makes motion difficult — it’s basic physics. We also know less friction eases movement and increases speed. When things are faster and easier to use, commerce happens. And, when friction is present, movement slows or worse yet, simply stops. We see this all the time […]

Q2 2019 Vistage Confidence Index: Optimism Tumbles

July 7, 2019 at 3:30 am

Since 2003, the Vistage CEO Confidence Index has provided a quarterly comprehensive report of the opinions and projections of more than 1,400 CEOs of small- to mid-sized companies about the economy, their hiring and investment plans, and prospects for their revenues and profitability. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index has been […]

Leadership Quote: In a Healthy Team…

June 30, 2019 at 3:30 am

“In a healthy team, conflict is frequent because candor is safe.” Margaret Heffernan 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

App Hacks: Todoist Task Manager

June 23, 2019 at 3:30 am

With all the task managers available, why Todoist?  Here are my top 10 reasons: 10. You can have “sub-projects” within your projects and manage them from the landing page. For example, I have a project called Blogs and within this project, I have sub-projects for each of the upcoming blogs […]

Is your company divided between the “creatives” versus the “practical” people?

June 16, 2019 at 8:41 am

Do you divide your team into “creatives” and ” practical” people? If so, are you missing out on the creative ideas of the other half? If you ask David Kelley, one of the founders of IDEO, and winner of countless innovation awards he will say yes. David maintains that human […]

Trust Your Gut For the No

June 9, 2019 at 3:30 am

Often when we are buyers, we find someone or something we like and then work to find data (experience, accomplishments, etc.) to convince ourselves why this person or this product is something we should buy. When it comes to interviewing for key candidates, Vistage speaker, Barry Deutsch recommends we take […]

That’s Not What I Meant

June 2, 2019 at 3:30 am

In my work as a leadership coach and peer advisory board chair, I am constantly reminded that despite the fact that we are all the same species, with many characteristics in common, we truly do see the world differently. We expect this to be so when we interact with people […]

Leadership Quote: There is nothing as poor….

May 26, 2019 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “There is nothing as poor as the poverty of low expectations.” —George W. Bush 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

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 […]