Cost pressures broadening and growing stronger

September 2, 2018 at 3:30 am

The #1 concern noted in Vistage’s recent report Decision Factors H2 2018, is rising costs. As we near the end of the current economic cycle, for the first time, in a long time, in addition to a typical cyclical tightening, we are also experiencing inflation. Wages are rising, the Fed […]

Why Labor Day?

September 2, 2018 at 3:30 am

When the first nationally recognized Labor Day was celebrated in 1894, the day consisted of a street parade sending up a message of “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” (in the words of the AFL). We have come a long way since then. Today […]

Leadership Quote: I make more mistakes…

August 26, 2018 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent  most of them.” –Thomas A. Edison #leadership #Vistage You can read more of my blogs and leadership quotes here Are You a CEO or President of a Privately Held Business? If you are […]

What Are CEO’s Most Concerned About Today?

August 19, 2018 at 3:30 am

Entering the second half of 2018, Vistage Research compiled a report summarizing the key concerns CEO’s face today. This report draws on data from the Vistage Q2 CEO Confidence Index report and a team of expert economists. Here are the five key areas of concern: Cost pressures broadening and growing stronger Talent […]

Radical Transparency

August 12, 2018 at 3:30 am

In publicly held companies, company performance and executive compensation is, just that, public. All shareholders receive both an annual report and a proxy statement and this information is contained within these documents. Additionally, it is a simple matter for a non-shareholder to obtain this information, sometimes with a simple web […]

Q2 2018 Confidence Index: CEO Confidence Index Stable in Q2 2018

August 5, 2018 at 3:30 am

The Q2 Vistage CEO Confidence Index – New data from Vistage indicates that the economic confidence of CEOs from small and midsize businesses (SMBs) has stabilized at favorable levels. The Vistage CEO National Confidence Index measured 104.1 in the Q2 2018 survey, which is slightly lower than the index from […]

Leadership Quote: Those Who Failed to Oppose Me…

July 29, 2018 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “Those who failed to oppose me…who readily agreed with me and accepted all my views… were those who did me the most injury.” –Napoleon Bonaparte   Why Vistage Works Elisa K. Spain

The Power of Not Knowing

July 22, 2018 at 3:30 am

Many of us as leaders, especially new leaders, feel we must have all the answers. Some even feel a sense of shame when asked a question, by a client or an employee, and they don’t have the answer. And, despite these feelings of inadequacy most of us have felt at […]

The Way

July 15, 2018 at 3:30 am

Most of us learned, “the way” early in life. Some of us learned it from our parents, some from our teachers or other adult role models. The way, we learned, was the way they did it. We observed or they told us, how to live our lives; and in what order to do things. […]

Time to Make the Donuts

July 8, 2018 at 3:30 am

Dunkin’ Donuts ran this ad back in the 70’s and even those born since then, resonate with the concept “time to make the donuts”, as in, get up, get ready, get to work, do the work, go home, start again tomorrow. Whether working in the factory or working as an […]