Weird Or Just Different? The Flip Side Of Your Business

October 18, 2011 at 5:15 am

“There’s a flip side to everything,” the saying goes. Or, as Derek Sivers makes clear in his two-minute TED speech, “Whatever brilliant idea you have or hear, the opposite might also be true.” Take just two of your own minutes, and think about it: What is the flip side of […]

11 Leadership Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Me

October 11, 2011 at 5:15 am

As a leadership coach, I find that Jobs’ personality and work can teach us a great deal about leadership, goal setting, persistence, and starting with “Why?” Neil Patel captures the essence of Steve Jobs’ success in this recent post. What can each of us learn and apply from these 11 […]

Positioning For Results: How Will You Act When Other CEOs Lose Confidence?

October 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm

It’s probably no surprise that the results of last week’s Q3 Vistage CEO survey show a steep drop in confidence among small business leadership. However, you may also have forgotten that during previous challenging business cycles—including the U.S. Great Depression in the 1930s—many companies prospered. What do you think made […]

Make Your Own Rules: Adapting Warren Buffett’s “10 Rules For Success”

September 27, 2011 at 5:15 am

Warren Buffett’s 10 Rules for Success have become part of our lore. They first appeared as a list in a 2008 article in Parade Magazine and were based on an interview with Alice Schroder, author of Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. Buffett’s own story is inspiring, and his ten rules have helped many […]

The Economic Shift: Un(der)employment, Technology And Opportunity

September 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent. The unemployment rate for workers with college degrees was 4.4 percent. This statistic has been on my mind ever since. A significant percentage of college-educated workers are underemployed, and unskilled, uneducated workers are facing a […]

Nothing Wasted: Making The Most Of “Down” Time

September 13, 2011 at 5:15 am

When I read this blogpost from Seth Godin today, it made me pause and think. And, as always, ask myself some questions. What if we followed his advice? What would be the outcome of creative contribution to our lives? When was the last time you wasted time? When you were […]

Precipitous, Wrong And Dangerous: What To Do When “Those Who Know Best,” Don’t

September 6, 2011 at 5:15 am

Bill Miller, Chairman, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for Legg Mason shares his point of view on the recent S&P change in the U.S. credit rating: “The downgrading by Standard & Poor’s of the credit rating of the United States from AAA to AA+ on August 5th was precipitous, wrong, […]

Inspiring Action, Achieving Results

June 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

                    As an award-winning Vistage CEO Chair, leadership coach and advisor, I have developed a straightforward practice theory: I hold up a mirror and help you identify and build upon your own strengths, values and goals. I inspire you to action […]

Why Vistage

January 1, 2009 at 10:59 am

VISTAGE WORKS Your peer group are people with similar dreams, goals and worldviews. They are people who will push you in exchange for being pushed, who will raise the bar and tell you the truth. They’re not in your business, but they’re in your shoes. Finding a peer group and […]