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

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

Vistage Confidence Index Chicago Update

May 13, 2018 at 3:30 am

As reported earlier in April, CEOs nationally continue to voice optimism about their future financial prospects and plan to increase their investments and expand their labor force. Although the Vistage CEO Confidence Index retreated from the decade high recorded at year-end 2017, it remains quite favorable. Here in Chicago, while CEO’s […]

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

Q1 2018 Confidence Index: CEO Confidence Index Slips in 2018

April 8, 2018 at 3:30 am

The Q1 Vistage CEO Confidence Index – The confidence of CEOs from small and midsize businesses (SMBs) has slipped in the past quarter but remains high, according to new data from Vistage. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index measured 105.8 in Q1 2018. By comparison, the index was 110.3 last quarter […]

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: The Quality of a Person’s Life…

February 25, 2018 at 3:30 am

This month’s leadership quote: “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” –Vince Lombardi  Head Coach, 1959-1967 Green Bay Packers Why Vistage Works Elisa K. Spain

Q4 2017 Confidence Index: CEO Optimism Surges to Decade Peak

February 4, 2018 at 3:30 am

The Q4 Vistage CEO Confidence Index was nearly equal to the second and third quarters of 2017, suggesting that optimism among small business CEOs has stabilized. Q4 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index highlights include: 66% of CEOs of CEOs said the economy had recently improved, a significant increase from last quarter’s52%. 45% […]