Q2 2019 Vistage Confidence Index: Optimism Tumbles

July 7, 2019

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 a proven predictor of GDP, … Read More

App Hacks: Todoist Task Manager

June 23, 2019

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 I am working on. 9. … Read More

Trust Your Gut For the No

June 9, 2019

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 a more structured approach to … Read More

That’s Not What I Meant

June 2, 2019

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 who speak a different language … Read More

App Hacks: Feedly News

May 19, 2019

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 ago I settled on Feedly … Read More

The Choice

May 12, 2019

  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 its mark: That old perplexity … Read More

Bridging the Communication Gap

May 5, 2019

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 and the future (temporal distance); … Read More