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

optimism

Small Business Optimism Stable

CEOs maintained their optimism about their firms’ business prospects in the latest survey, despite their recognition that the pace of growth in the overall economy would moderate from the 3.0% pace in the Q2. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 103.0 in the Q3 2017 survey, virtually equal to the…
Accountability

How to Role Model Accountability

If it is to be, it is up to me. — Unknown After your second cup of coffee, you realize that Mary had a big deadline two weeks ago and it suddenly occurs that you haven’t heard about results. At your request, Mary comes into your office. When you ask her about…
andi

How to See Your Business with New Eyes

I met Andrea ("Andi") Simon in October, 2014 when she spoke to my Vistage groups. She is a certified Blue Ocean Strategist. A “Blue Ocean” is a new market space with no competition where demand is created rather than fought over. Andi is a corporate anthropologist. You may wonder, as…
tolerating

What Are You Tolerating That You Don’t Want To?

How would your stress, energy level and happiness be affected, if you stopped tolerating? To tolerate means allowing things that you don't like to continue. It includes those things that irritate you, drain your energy, and weigh you down. They produce negative emotions, and they may show up in both…
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…
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