What’s Your Noble Cause?

What if you were the CEO of a company where you experienced the following? People collaborate and work towards a noble cause, propelled from their values Trust is assumed Everyone seems happy, inspired, and genuine Teams are the norm Fear and stress go down as the “interpersonal friction” of working together decreases People seek employment… Read more

CEOs Challenge the Status Quo & Build a Culture

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQGYr9bnktw] Seth Godin on the Tribes We Lead As CEOs, what we do for a living is try to change everything. We find something that bothers us, something that needs to be improved and we try to change the status quo. The way we make change is by leading. In this entertaining 17 minute video… Read more

Transform Your Company From Mediocre to Extraordinary

 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTkKSJSqU-I&feature=player_embedded] I have been privileged to have some of the best teachers in the world. One of my teachers is Ken Wilber, one of America’s greatest contemporary philosophers and author of 25+ books. He is the first philosopher or psychologist to have his Collected Works published while still alive. Ken has taught me that development… Read more

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

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