leadership development

Triads Work: Starbucks Grew to $1B in Sales in 5 Years

Triads really do work. The key is getting three people to work together seamlessly. Starbucks succeeded with this because Howard Schultz, the founder, was able to give up his stage three need to control and surround himself and trust his Stage Four triad. Howard Schultz writes in Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built… Read more

Why We Should Listen to Black Hat Thinkers

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there was a king that ruled over a vast territory. One day, the king declared, if we build a bridge over the abyss, then our kingdom will be richer and we can hunt the animals on the other side. He gathered his men and instructed them… Read more

Workplace Transparency is Not Always a Good Thing—Very Funny!

[youtube =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uxsSvNJP_4] This 1 minute video will make you laugh out loud (LOL). I promise. I received it from the Waking Up the Workplace blog I subscribe to and had to share it. They are talking about an applicant that has been accused of writing the worst resume (CV) because it is too honest… Read more

My Vistage Member Blogs About His Experience (40% Increase in Revenue)

April 19th, 2012 My Vistage Experience Michael Feldman As many of you all know, once a month, both Sheril and I each attend an entire day Vistage meeting.  Vistage is an organization with the specific purpose of helping individuals grow professionally and personally.  Sheril and I are each in separate groups that meet on separate… Read more

CEOs, Executives: Do You Think Leadership is a Calling?

We do. If you are an executive, business owner, or entrepreneur who is striving to achieve high performance, accomplishing bigger goals, and improving the bottom line, we invite you to apply for the new Tribal Leadership Executive program. This program is limited to 30 qualified executives, and will be led Tribal Leadership co-author Dave Logan… Read more


Every CEO has a vision for his or her company; that is the easy part! Few companies ever fail because there wasn’t a vision; they fail because they can’t execute the vision and get concrete business results. As someone once said, “Vision without execution is hallucination.” And as Jim Collins said in Built To Last… Read more

Tribal Leadership Stage Three Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBJ6yptGqm4 This video displays the language of Stage Three based on the philosophy of 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 King, and Halee Fischer-Wright recognized culture strategies failed 70 percent of the time. In their inquiry… Read more

Tribal Leadership Insight: The Principles of Effective Triads

John King and Dave Logan concluded after a ten year, 24,000-person study, that 75% of our corporate cultures are ineffective. (Published as Tribal Leadership 2008) The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. One of the great insights of their research was that the 24% of organizations that were effective had… Read more

Book Summary: Great by Choice by Jim Collins

Jim Collins is a legend in the business world, and for good reason. His latest book – Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All – takes a look at some remarkable companies who were able to outperform their industry index by over 10 times over a lengthy span of time. Do… Read more

How to Manage Your Sales Force & Get Superior Results

Ask any Vistage member “Who has been among the best speakers you’ve heard on increasing sales and profit margins?” and the name Jack Daly is always on every Vistage CEO’s list. Jack has made over 500 presentations to the CEOs of our Vistage CEO Groups and has been a successful CEO in his own right. … Read more

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