Are You a CEO (Chief Education Officer)?

The New York Times author of the weekly “Corner Office” column, Adam Bryant, recently published his book based on interviews with 70 chief executives regarding the qualities that CEOs share that are essential for success. As the NY Times says, “These aren’t theories. They come from decades of collective experience of top executives who have… Read more

What is the ROI of Upgrading Corporate Culture?

Culture is often depicted as “touchy feely,” one of those “California” ideas that is a good idea but comes second to focusing on the bottom line. I challenge that thinking. Professor John Kotter of Harvard did an 11 year study of more than 200 blue-chip enterprises in 222 industries and found: “Corporate culture can have… Read more

Leaders Can Shift the Negative Reputation of Business

[youtube=] In this illuminating interview with Harvard Professor Michael Porter, CEOs can learn what they can do to change the reputation that businesses have as greedy and make a difference to society, as well as make a profit. For more of the interview… Read more

What is Tribal Leadership? An Executive Summary

How do leaders change their corporate culture? Like the old joke about eating an elephant, the answer is one bite at a time. The book, Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization, is the result of a 10 year study of over 24,000 people. Authors Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright… Read more

One Way to Shift a Culture is Through Triads

[youtube=] In this 5 minute video, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, answers the question, how do you change a culture if you are not the leader. His answer, which he credits the book, Tribal Leadership , is triads. Triads are the subject of chapter 10 in the book. “At its most basic level, a triad… Read more

12 Capabilities Every CEO Needs to Look for in their Advisors

The requirements for leadership today are more challenging than ever before. Business leaders are faced with complexity & uncertainty that requires wise judgment and fast action. Who helps you make the tough calls? I just read (and highly recommend), The Third Opinion: How Successful Leaders Use Outside Insight to Create Superior Results, by Dr. Saj-nicole… Read more

Make or Break Execution—The Core of Success

Execution Expert Dan Barnett to Speak at Vistage NYC on April 7—for C Level Executives. The best leaders have both a clear vision and an eye for the operating detail that will make or break that vision. Lack of vision will result in a business that spins its wheels. And yet even the best vision… Read more

How to Create a Corporate Culture that Wows Employees

[youtube=] Zappos is growing at a 30% clip. How do they inspire their employees and sustain their culture? They are committed to something they call the “Wow!” factor and believe it starts with wowing their employees. They have created a corporate culture that is based on their core values. Dave Logan and his coauthors, John… Read more

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