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mobile first

Website or App

I’ve offered a lot of advice about your company’s website: Building it on a content management system (CMS), using the principles of responsive design, providing compelling content, using calls to action (CTAs) to drive “conversions,” and measuring everything. But there’s another important consideration resulting from the explosion in smartphone ownership.…
brand

The Brand Experience Myth

Many brands continue to lose relevance, value, and profitability. Much is written about how "marketing" needs to fix this. Talk abounds about consumer experience, purpose driven brands, etc. It's all misdirected. We accept that consumer experience and connection with your company's purpose can create stronger brand loyalty. It's the "icing…
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…
cloud computing

Seven Reasons Why Your Business Should Embrace the Cloud

Last month, I wrote about the cloud (as in cloud computing) and explained why we call it that. Today, I’ll highlight why the cloud is better for the vast majority of companies, compared to the old way (buying and managing your own hardware and software). For the record, I’m referring…
empathy

What is Empathy, Really?

The dictionary defines empathy quite simply: “It’s the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” And for most of us, this simple sentence describes one of life’s greatest challenges. We come at everything from our point of view. Our personality, combined with our backgrounds and experiences, drive how we see…
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…
cloud

Why Your Business Needs the Cloud!

These days, people are constantly talking about “the cloud” (as in cloud computing). Did you ever wonder why they call it the cloud? According to Wikipedia, the origin of the term is unclear but they cite two possible sources dating to either 1977 or 1981. Since I joined a team…
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…
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