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Hollis Bufferd Vistage NYC Key Executive Member

This month we feature Hollis Bufferd, Chief of Staff for GSG Financial since 2005. GSG Financial partners with organizations to facilitate capital acquisitions through personalized service and customized financial solutions.  They are mainly focused on equipment financing. Their CEO, Andrew Bender, is a member of the Vistage NYC CEO peer group. Each month they both get… Continue Reading

John Kneafsey Joins Vistage NYC Key Executive Group

John Kneafsey is the Vice President of Finance at Laufer Group International. LGI is an international freight forwarder, customs broker, and NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier). They are known for challenging conventional wisdom and daring to create new innovations for logistical solutions. LGI has a culture of Vistage membership and CEO and owner, Mark… Continue Reading

Congratulations Founding Vistage NYC Member Shelley Xia

Vistage Key Executive member Shelley Xia, Director of Global Business Development and Strategic Planning at Laufer Group International celebrates her five year anniversary. Shelley was member number two and a founding member of this group of high-performing senior executives that meet monthly to become even better leaders. For over 60 years, Laufer Group International has established… Continue Reading

Founding Vistage Key Executive Member Adam Weiss

Adam Weiss, General Manager at Atlantic Business Products,  a 300+ employee corporation, supporting over 20,000 organizations, celebrates his five year anniversary with the Vistage NYC Key Executive Group. Adam was member number one, making him the founding member of this group of results-driven direct reports to CEOs who get together monthly to enhance their leadership… Continue Reading

46% of Newly Hired Employees will Fail within 18 Months

According to a groundbreaking three-year study of over 5,000 managers who hired over 20,000 employees, "46% of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months." Interestingly, the number one reason employees failed was their inability to accept and implement feedback from their boss and colleagues. Stage 2 and 3 are not good at accepting feedback… Continue Reading

Can Core Values Help You Through a Crisis? Vistage Members Prove They Do.

One of the topics I talk about in my workshop on Tribal Leadership: Because Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast is core values. Professor Warren Bennis says that leadership is born in crucible moments. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, leaders are showing up. Vistage members Michael and Sheril Feldman run a family-owned business, David Feldman… Continue Reading

The Oil Change: A Tool for Tribal Leadership Stage 4 Teams

Many times, teams or triads get stuck. Results aren't occurring; people aren't doing what they promised, and resentment amongst the team members happens. In the book,  Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization, by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright, on page 178-179, the authors provide a tool, that they named… Continue Reading

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