Vistage CEO Member Companies Significantly Outperform

Has your company been able to grow in this economy? Vistage CEO members significantly outperformed the average D&B company during 2005 to 2009. The reason: they had help. I work with a group of Manhattan CEOs who serve as each other’s private Board of Advisors. We meet monthly to help each other tackle our most challenging issues and… Read more

Guy Kawasaki Shares How to Create a Sense of Mission

The New York Times features an interview with Guy Kawasaki, the cofounder of the Alltop news aggregation site, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, and previously an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. Guy is the author of nine books including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your… Read more

CEOs Need Outside Advisors

One of the biggest advantages of membership in a CEO peer group, like Vistage International, is the opportunity to discover what you don’t know that you don’t know. The consequence of not knowing is that you can make some big mistakes. How do you know if you are on the right track? In the October… Read more

Google CEO Says, Every CEO Needs a Coach

Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, says to Fortune magazine in this short video that the best advice he received is that he needed a coach. Schmidt says, “The one thing that people are never really good at is seeing how others really see them.” Check out this video. (After short commercial) http://money.cnn.com/video/fortune/2009/06/19/f_ba_schmidt_google.fortune/… Read more

Do Incentives Work?

This is a fascinating and provocative video on whether or not incentives work. Dan explains that science has the answers and business people just need to listen. He is the author of the book, A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age. If you are thinking about a bonus program… Read more

NY Vistage Member Takes His Company to the Next Level

David Friedfeld is the President of Clear Vision Optical. In this video, he discusses how Vistage has helped his company to go to the next level. His dad started the business in 1949 with 15 employees, now the company has 180. David says, “We had grown as far as we could in the family model… Read more

Where Are You Blind?

  How many senses do you have? Most of us will say five: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Some will talk about a sixth sense—intuition. In a conversation about his book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Sir Kenneth Robinson told Susan Bratton of DishyMix that we have several other senses, like… Read more

How Vistage & LinkedIn Helped Me Conduct Business in Brazil

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Tom Reaoch, a Vistage CEO member in Brazil. From our meeting, Tom interviewed me for his radio show, Talk 2 Brazil. Here is a recording of our conversation. Highlights include the following: How to do business in Brazil: in person and through the internet Advantages of Vistage membership… Read more

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