Transformational, Transactional, & Tribal Leadership

[youtube=] I loved this short video differentiating transactional leadership from transformational leadership. We define “Tribal Leadership as a journey, in which [people] understand themselves and the people around them better, and as a result, know exactly what actions will affect their workplace.” (Tribal Leadership p 7). We believe that the key is to discover what a tribe… Read more

Leadership Must Read Books for CEOs

                  I just finished reading and highly recommend that all CEOs read the book, Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change, by Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs.  The book is a result of an extensive multi-decade study of 600 leaders. The authors found… Read more

What Drives Great CEO Leaders?

[youtube=] In this video, we celebrate the courage, determination, compassion, of several Vistage CEOs who make a difference in the world: Keith Whittemore, president of  Kvichak Marine Industries, helps clean up the BP Oil Spill in a commitment to make a difference in the gulf. Ken Sigman, CEO of Health & Benefits Systems,  talks about core values and… Read more

No Double Dip Recession

The Q3 2010 Vistage CEO Confidence Index results are in. According to 3rd quarter results, CEO confidence was up slightly, despite a slow-to-recover economy. Other highlights: 61% of CEOs said prices for their products and services would remain about the same for the next 12 months. 48% of CEOs expect health-care costs to rise 10-25%… Read more

Who Holds the CEO Accountable?

[youtube=] Chris Scott, the CEO of a $250 million dollar manufacturer of frozen pizza attributes his Vistage group for holding him accountable… Read more

Want to Change Your Future: Say “Hell NO!” to the Status Quo

 [youtube=] Are you interested in producing levels of performance that previously seemed impossible? In their book, The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life, Dave Logan and Steve Zaffron tell us, “The greatest advances in history have come from applying newly discovered laws. When the Three Laws in this… Read more

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=] 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

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