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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…
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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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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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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…
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How to Boldly Overhaul Your Brand And Save Your Business From Disaster

Here is another great blog from Andrea Simon. It’s a great example of how a brave leader used a crisis to spur dramatic change. Ever been on a sinking ship? That was the state of Centenary College when Dr. Kenneth L. Hoyt took over as president in 2001. To say…
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Your Business Is Doing Great! But Are You on The Brink?

Here is a guest blog from Andrea Simon. It’s a great follow-up to my blog on learning from Chipotle’s Crisis. How could something called corporate anthology, help Chipotle and other businesses change proactively? Read on, and Andrea explains.  I always enjoy my workshops with CEOs. They teach me a lot…
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An App to Get You Active

We all know that sleep and exercise are good for us. Now, brain science shows that good sleep and aerobic exercise make us not just healthier but literally smarter.  So, we know more than ever what we should do and why we should do it, and yet often we don’t.…
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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…
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Danger Within: How to Protect Yourself Against Insider Threat

There is always the fear that somehow insider information is leaked to the outside world. With large increases in intellectual property (IP) theft and data breaches making the news, this is a natural concern. However, it may be easy to think that the threat is only on the outside, just…
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Better, Faster, Cheaper

For many years, the adage was “do you want it right, on-time or cheap, pick two”. And then somewhere in the 80’s and 90’s, perhaps associated with the dot.com era, marginal costs moved close to zero in some industries. Because of this, we began to expect all three. In fact, the…
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