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Yes, CEO, Meetings ARE Valuable

  Recently, a CEO member in one of my Vistage Peer Advisory Groups,  asked what I meant when I told him that 80-90% of a CEO's time should be spent in meetings.  If that sounds like too much, consider that anytime you are with another person and one of you…

How Do Business Owners and CEO’s Feel About the Economy?

More than 1600 Vistage members surveyed in the Q4 Vistage CEO Confidence Index reported a continued slowdown in the pace of economic growth and anticipated overall economic conditions would remain subdued in the first half of 2013. On the other hand, optimism among small business owners who took the WSJ/Vistage…

What You Can Learn From Reagan’s Leadership

Veteran Vistage speaker and former number two in the CIA during Ronald Reagan's Presidency*, Herb Meyer recently spoke to my four Peer Advisory Groups. He is widely credited as having been the first senior official to predict the fall of the Soviet Union. Nearly 30 years later, Herb is still…

Using The Enneagram: Discover How Your Core Belief Warps Your Perspective

One of the many things that I love about  being a CEO Coach with Vistage International is the challenge. I challenge my members to be better and they challenge me right back! One of my Peer Advisory Groups recently gave me some feedback and issued this challenge: They wanted to…


  If you are like most CEO’s, you often have a love-hate relationship with your employees. Here are a variety of blogs that I found about employees that might help improve your relationships with them: Help Your Employees Maintain their Sanity Employees can’t appreciate the “extras” that leaders may offer…

Eliminate Mediocrity in Your C Suite!

Even if you are motivated by the best intentions, tolerating mediocrity by you, the CEO, is one of the most common and devastating practices. Like a bad case of flu, mediocrity in your Executive Team will quickly spread throughout your entire organization. Here are three reasons why: Poor or average…

Leadership and CEO Skills Review

Leadership. It is hard to imagine a more talked-about subject in the business world; and for good reason.  Doing it effectively is difficult!  Here are a few blogs about leadership that I found helpful, and I think that you might too: Conventional wisdom (or maybe urban legend?) says that leaders…

Vistage CEO Confidence Index For Q3 2012

The quarterly Vistage CEO Confidence Index, established in 2003, is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive report of the opinions and projections of small- to medium-sized business CEOs about the U.S. economy. The Q3 2012 Vistage CEO Confidence Index includes responses from 1,504 US CEOs, surveyed between September 12 and…

CEO Wake Up Call: Get Out of Your Senior Executive’s Way and Lead

    Is most of your success attributed to your great execution? Were you a master at getting things done? As a result of your "doing" orientation, did your company grow? Now do you have a problem with execution or growth? Is your company too big to keep up your…

Most Common Mistakes That CEO’s Make: Blah Vision Statements

When you describe your company's vision, is it so vivid that I can see and feel the same thing? If not, then your vision is probably too vague, uninspiring or outdated.  Effective vision statements: provide a sense of direction. motivate and challenge your “A” Players. provide a framework on which…
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