Leadership Quote: People Don’t Want to Hear Your Story…

June 24, 2018 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “People don’t want to hear your story, they want to hear their story through you.” –Nicholas Tremulis My husband is a big fan of Nicholas Tremulis, a Chicago musician who plays a unique mix of rock, R&B, and pop. Earlier this year, we had the opportunity […]

Leadership Quote: The Best Way…

May 27, 2018 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “The best way to keep a good employee is to fire a bad one.” –Bob Thomson   Why Vistage Works Elisa K. Spain

Leadership Quote: It Doesn’t Make Sense…

April 29, 2018 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” –Steve Jobs Why Vistage Works Elisa K. Spain

Leadership Quote: Wisdom is Knowing…

March 25, 2018 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “Wisdom is knowing the right path to take; integrity is taking it.” –M.H. McKee Why Vistage Works Elisa K. Spain

Leadership Quote: Although No One Can Go Back…

December 31, 2017 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” —Carl Brad Why Vistage Works Elisa K. Spain

Leadership Quote: If Your Actions Inspire Others…

November 26, 2017 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams Why Vistage Works Elisa K. Spain

Leadership Quote: The Concept of ‘Value Added’…

November 5, 2017 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “The concept of  ‘value added’ will drive more companies bankrupt than any other.” —Sam Bowers What???, you say. Value added is how we differentiate; value added is how we compete; it’s how we win. Yes and.. How much is it costing to add that extra value? […]

Leadership Quote: You Need to Get to the Future…

September 24, 2017 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “You need to get to the future, ahead of your customers, and be ready to greet them when they arrive.” —Mark Beniodd, CEO Salesforce.com   Why Vistage Works Elisa K. Spain

Leadership Quote: You Never See A Conductor…

August 27, 2017 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “You never see a conductor play an instrument.” —Larry Steinhauer The intended leadership lesson here is leaders need to do less and lead more. And, like everything else, it depends. Sometimes the exact right thing to do is back off and let other folks lead. And […]

Leadership Quote: Great Leaders…

July 30, 2017 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “Great leaders delegate success, not tasks.” —Anonymous Frequently the leaders I work with tell me they are willing to delegate, as long as they trust the person to whom they are delegating. Makes sense. And yet, what happens when the person they delegate to doesn’t deliver? For […]