Hey Houston, We’ve Got a Problem. What CEOs can Learn from NASA.

During the Apollo 13 mission, astronaut James Lovell told mission control, “Hey, Houston, we’ve a problem here,” when an oxygen tank blew up and the command module’s lost electricity. This shifted the mission from landing on the moon to getting the astronauts back home alive. Sometimes, as CEOs, we need to shift the way we… Read more

CEOs, Transform Your Collections Process! Get Customers to Pay

I was looking for a way to help a member with aging accounts receivables and had a conversation with Vistage Speaker, Abe WalkingBear Sanchez, which was transformational. We look at collections as an accounting function when it needs to be a sales function. Managing Account Receivable is the process of completing the sale; the goal… Read more

CEO Advice: Watch How Funny Your Jokes Get.

Adam Bryant of The New York Times asked Nell Minow, the co-founder of Corporate Library what she learned from her best boss: “Watch how funny your jokes get.” And I must think about that three or four times a week. Not because I’m telling a joke and people are laughing, but because I need to… Read more

The Key to High Performing CEOs and Organizations

I had the privilege of hearing best-selling author Tony Schwartz speak in a Vistage Webinar on the topic, Leading in the Storm: Generating Positive Energy in Tough Times. Tony, is the author of #1 best sellers, Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy Not Time, and The Art of the Deal, with Donald Trump. He shared… Read more

Find Out How Other CEOs are Thriving; Not Just Surviving

Is economic uncertainty changing the way you do business? How will you operate your company under these tenuous circumstances, and how will you grow your business for the future? You’re not alone. All chief executives confront these issues at some point in their careers. What if you had access to a CEO-level peer group that… Read more

Thriving in This Economy

In the last recession, CEO Valerie Frederickson entered a two year period in which her human resource consulting business lost two-thirds of its gross revenue and nearly all of her competitors went out of business. Find out what she did in this video that enabled her to come out of the downturn more successfully than… Read more

CEO Survey Says: Less Stress about the Economy

Are you stressed out about the economy? You are not alone. 66% of business owners are feeling stress about the economy and at the same time, they are less stressed than in August. According to an American Express survey of 600 business owners conducted over the past several weeks, “Two-thirds of small business owners say… Read more

Where Should a CEO Go For Good Advice?

An old Chinese Proverb, “A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.” Are you reading everything you can about leadership and management? I am a voracious reader and am always looking to grow personally and professionally. Did you know there are more than 300,000 books on leadership today? Piled… Read more

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