11 Leadership Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Me

October 11, 2011

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 lessons? (EKS Note: Neil Patel … Read More

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

October 4, 2011

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 the difference? On Thursday, Vistage … Read More

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

September 27, 2011

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 entrepreneurs take positive action in … Read More

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

September 20, 2011

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 shrinking pool of available jobs. … Read More

Nothing Wasted: Making The Most Of “Down” Time

September 13, 2011

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 “wasting time,” did you feel … Read More

Inspiring Action, Achieving Results

June 12, 2011

                    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 so you can achieve the … Read More

Why Vistage

January 1, 2009

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 working with them, intentionally and … Read More