Cheryl B. McMillan

Cheryl B. McMillan

Lead Author | Website: http://www.cherylmcmillan.com/

Did you ever regret how you reacted to a certain situation at work or home and wonder why you consistently react that way? If you knew how to react differently, would you change it? These are the people with whom that I work: business leaders who recognize the need to change and who seek increased business success and personal fulfillment. I thrive working with those individuals who truly want to be challenged.

As a Vistage Chair, I lead four full groups of non-competing business executives: two groups of CEO’s, Presidents and Business Owners, and two groups of Senior Executives who report directly to them. In these peer groups, I facilitate the process of my members challenging each other and giving honest, caring feedback in all aspects of their lives. Between the monthly meetings, I also provide executive coaching.

My 30-year plus career includes several leadership positions ranging from a hands-on Manager to President and Board Member. By leading difficult and complex projects, such as start-ups and mergers, I honed my unique combination of technical and people skills, and I discovered my love for working with people to accomplish change. Others describe me as having an ability to uncover hidden issues and succinctly summarize their essence.

Real personal change requires becoming aware before habitual reactions occur. The Vistage program and my executive coaching help leaders become more conscious and less reactionary which leads to better results in business while living a happier personal life.


Recent Posts by Cheryl

self-mastery

A Universal Growth Process for Self-Mastery: A Tribute to David Daniels

What is Self-Mastery? What comes to your mind when I say self-mastery? It’s a strange term, isn’t it? It includes: Being aware of your own thoughts and feelings, and observing them without reacting to them. Accepting all the varied aspects of your personality. You no longer need to deny the…
Enneagram

What are Self-Observation and the Inner Observer?

The Enneagram personality system has changed my life. Not only do I understand why I do what I do, but I am more aware of my thinking, feeling and behavior patterns as they occur. How did I develop this self-awareness? Through the practice of self-observation. Self-observation is an awareness practice…
chairs

What Makes a Great Vistage Chair and Executive Coach?

Since 1957, Vistage has been bringing together successful CEOs, executives, and business owners into private peer advisory groups. From the beginning, Chairs have been the heart of what makes the Vistage experience so valuable to its members. “Chair” (short for Chairperson) is the title of the person who leads a…
ypo

What is The Difference between Vistage and YPO

In his book, Think and Grow Rich, Dr. Napoleon Hill popularized the "Mastermind Group" concept. Hill regarded these groups as the secret to the success of all great men in both their businesses and personal lives. When CEOs realize that they don’t have all the answers, they may search for…
executive

Key Executive Program

After chief decision-makers of an organization join Vistage, they often become frustrated with implementing what they learn for two reasons: They can have difficulty explaining key points of Vistage speakers as well as the presenter. Then, their Key executives may not share the same level of enthusiasm for change as…
cost

How much does Vistage Membership cost?

When I meet Business Owners, Presidents or CEO’s who are interested in learning more about Vistage, they always ask several questions including, “How much does Vistage cost?” The answer depends upon which program bests fits you. Vistage Peer Groups CEO Group- This group consists of CEOs, Presidents and Business Owners…
members

The Member Selection Process

How Do I Join Vistage? As you can imagine, fit and chemistry between members and their Vistage Chair are critical to a well-functioning peer group. My member selection process takes the time necessary to ensure that new members are a good fit and that there are no conflicts with existing…
chipotle

Seven Leadership Lessons You Can Learn from Chipotle’s Recent Crisis

Last Friday at 6:00 p.m., I drove past my local Chipotle restaurant. I was surprised to see only a few customers standing in line. A couple of years ago, lines regularly stretched past the front door from lunchtime until closing, seven days a week. Until recently, Chipotle was a darling…
ryan avery

Ryan Avery’s Words to Delete

Recently, Ryan Avery spoke to my Vistage groups where he shared valuable communication skills, strategies, and insights that the world’s best leaders use to influence others to take action. Ryan's infographic shown here lists some words that he recommends removing from your vocabulary to increase the effectiveness of your own communication.…
economic

Q1 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results: CEO Economic Confidence Reigns

Q1 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results :CEO Economic Confidence Reigns A rebound in CEOs’ perceptions of economic growth combined with a more favorable outlook for the economy has created a new optimism. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 106.9 in the 1st quarter 2017 survey, slightly above the 105.2 in…
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