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Information Security Essentials for CEOs and Executives

In business there are several responsibilities that CEOs must own thought leadership of in their companies, and should not pass off to other employees, or risk peril. Peter Drucker identified these key...

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36 Things to Remember about 360 Performance Appraisals; A review of the...

For the past few months, I have been conducting a ‘deep-dive’ on the management practice of conducting 360 Performance Appraisals. My research included reviewing the multi-rater feedback tool history,...

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Identifying and Capturing Difference Making Top Talent

This past week I was in Los Angeles giving a Vistage speaker presentation to CEOs on “Identifying and Capturing Difference Making Top Talent. This presentation is updated for 2015 and focuses on...

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Coaching Remotely: Advice for Executive Coaching Online

My blog this morning was inspired from an article that I read on Harvard Business Review (HBR) titled, “When you have to coach remotely.” The article talked about the importance of context and the...

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Overcoming Resistance to Change: Understanding J-Curve Effect in Business

Have you ever wondered how many initiatives can (or should) be implemented simultaneously? This is an issue that has confronted leaders time and time again. Everyone is busy. Many people and...

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Mixing Business and Golf: Etiquette and Common Sense

With the US Open last week and the US Senior Open this week, many conversations are turned to golf. Congressional Country Club, Blue Course, Hole 10. Mixing Golf and Business successfully is an art...

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Power of Negotiations

Everyone negotiates. Even deciding not to negotiate is a positioning statement from a negotiator. In our Vistage meetings this month I invited Bob Gibson, a professional negotiator, to teach our CEO...

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Equity Compensation Consideration for Top Executives

A key executive compensation question is often asked of me, ‘how much equity should I receive for my given position in the company?’ The answer depends on how important the executive is to the...

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Why I chose to be a Vistage Chair?

I have been a Vistage Chair here in Utah since 2010 and it has been a great experience for me individually, for my Vistage members, and our Vistage community. My personal goal on becoming a Chair was...

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Question: Is it possible to Tell your Employer You Have A Higher Paying Job...

Read Severin Sorensen's answer to I like my job and boss a lot, but I am underpaid. I received an offer from a competing firm for 30% more. How should I use this to increase my current pay, given that...

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Why Executive Assistants are important to effective CEOs

The Executive Assistant is critical to the success, health, wellbeing, and time management of the effective CEO. However, with so many time management and labor saving tools available for the CEO, it...

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The Role of the CEO — What they do that is so important to their business

I am intrigued by the question – what is the typical day of the CEO? As there are so many potential variations and responses to this question; surely a medley of responses are forthcoming. My answer to...

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Getting Traction: The Value in the EOS Model, Process, and Tool Kit, and What...

I am a serial entrepreneur with experience founding, growing, managing, and selling companies. Along the way, I have learned from great leaders, mentors, coaches, and peers who taught me how to spot...

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If My Company is Struggling; Should I Replace Myself as CEO?

From Quora.com, comes this question that I answered this morning on if a company is struggling, should a CEO replace themselves?...

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What are the least stressful businesses to run

Recently the question was posted on Quora.com, “What are the least stressful businesses to run.” Here was my reply. Any business will be stressful until you get the business and operations fly wheel...

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Attracting, Hiring, Managing, and Motivating “Gen-Y” Employees: Fact or Fiction

In my Vistage Peer Group Meetings in June 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT, we invited a talented speaker, Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky (http://drgustavo.com/), to speak to us about generational differences of...

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What’s next after a successful startup exit that provides you with $1-$2 million

A million just isn’t what it used to be, and it is certainly not enough to retire on. However, used prudently, it can be the difference between living well and working for the ‘man’ as others have...

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What if your CEO Cofounder wants to fire you in order to get back your...

If this is your situation, you are not unique nor is your issue uncommon. Founders frequently flounder in human and professional relations as the company grows, capitial is raised, more employees are...

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Failure is essential to an entrepreneur’s future success

Failure…, or more precisely, recognizing and learning from failure is indispensable as an entrepreneur. The goal is to recognize and learn when your course is off track more quickly, forgoing much...

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21 Sage Peter Drucker Leadership and Management Quotes

This month in my Vistage meetings we focused on the accessible leadership and management teachings of Peter Drucker. For many, Drucker’s works are to business literature, what Isaiah’s words are to the...

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