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% […]

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

Today Is Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2017 at 3:30 am

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. On #GivingTuesday, nonprofits, families, businesses and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Last year, many of you made #GivingTuesday an incredible success for Cara, a mission I am passionate about. What began […]

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

Q3 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results

November 12, 2017 at 3:30 am

The Q3 Vistage CEO Confidence Index was nearly equal to the second and third quarters of 2017, suggesting that optimism among small business CEOs has stabilized. Q2 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index highlights include: 52% of CEOs said the economy had recently improved, slightly below last quarter’s 55% but more than twice […]

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 […]

Q2 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results

August 13, 2017 at 3:30 am

Q2 Confidence Index The Vistage Confidence Index was 103.1 in the second quarter, down from 106.9 in the 1st quarter but still well above last year’s 88.0. Q2 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index highlights include: 55% of CEOs reported that economy had recently improved, slightly below last quarter’s 59% but […]

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 […]