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

Leadership Quote: You May Not Always Have a Comfortable Life…

April 26, 2020

You may not always have a comfortable life, and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once. But, don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own. Michelle Obama

YOU PIVOT™: A Man With A Plan

April 19, 2020

Listen to my recent appearance on the ‘On The Brink’ podcast here. You 3.0 has become a monthly feature of this blog. While most of us continue to shelter in place, I asked myself if I should pause these stories and decided they are as relevant now as ever. And, perhaps hearing others’ stories may … Read More

Gratitude For The Light

April 12, 2020

Dear Readers, As most of you know, I lead a CEO Advisory Board in affiliation with Vistage International. My clients meet monthly, and before each meeting, we share an update of our lives since we last met. Typically, we give a brief overview of significant events in our business and personal lives. With nothing typical at this … Read More

Work Remotely, Are You Kidding Me?

April 5, 2020

This week I am pleased to share this guest blog by Andrea Simon, Corporate Anthropologist. These times are presenting us with a new world where most of us are working remotely or, maybe, will be doing so shortly. The pandemic crisis is here, and the best solution is to separate us all. It is an … Read More

It’s Tough To Be A Leader At A Time Like This

March 24, 2020

II received two wonderfully inspiring leadership notes last week, and I decided I couldn’t wait until Sunday to share them. Thank you, Joan and Ozzie, for reminding us of the responsibilities we have as leaders in difficult times and how hard it is. From, Joan Davison, a member of my Vistage Peer Advisory Board: 17 … Read More