Category: Communications

Build a Culture of Appreciation

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5 Ways to Build a Culture of Appreciation on Your Remote Team #Leadership Challenge: Carve some time out of your week to express #gratitude by implementing team “Shout Outs” at the beginning or end of your team meeting. Read 4 other ways to nurture a culture where your team members

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The Corona Derby

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The sporting world has been hit especially hard by COVID-19 and horse racing has been no exception with the postponement of the sport’s Triple Crown of The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.  One creative soul, however, has found a way to overlay the current crisis on what

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Managing Me Under COVID-19

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The most important person we ever manage is ourselves.  This is true in normal times but even more important now when fear and uncertainty impair the ability of many to do so.   You can’t lead those around you until you’re managing yourself. Fortunately, our Vistage community is not short of

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Storytelling and Story Tellers: Every Leader’s Responsibility

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The power of storytelling for leaders has been featured in this space in the past, but many CEOs and C-Level executives aren’t sure how to become a good storyteller. The good news is that it just takes a desire to do so, a little practice and following the tips in this recent Forbes

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A Gratitude Sampler: Thanksgiving 2019

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What follows is an excerpt from Vistage Speaker Mardy Grothe’s “Quotes of the Week.” This is a wonderful, inspiration blog that I look forward to every Sunday.   You can subscribe at http://www.drmardy.com/    It is always interesting and enlightening. It’s Thanksgiving week, so here are a few some great thoughts on Gratitude from his

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A Great American – Herb Meyer – RIP

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A Great American, RIP Vistage, the international peer group organization for CEOs and KEY executives is truly fortunate to have hundreds of subject matter experts who bring expertise and wisdom to its C-Level Members.  One of the most prominent was Vistage Speaker Herb Meyer who passed away recently from injuries suffered

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Not Just Eating Last – Be The Last To Speak

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There are some things that all leaders, regardless of experience or ability, can do that make a difference.  We’ve all heard that “leaders eat last” based on the military’s custom of officers making sure that the enlisted men are fed first. Simon Sinek book’s by the same title is a good read. In a

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A Memorable Memo

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Most executives can’t escape the need to write a memo from time to time, but most don’t enjoy it and one reason may be they’ve never been taught how to write a good one. Marketing blogger Seth Godin in a one-page blog posting, “Get Your Memo Read”, offers five quick tips to make

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Hard is Soft, Soft is Hard

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Tom Peters is one of the great management writers of all time, best known for his groundbreaking, “In Search of Excellence.”  Over a long career, Peters has distilled and shared significant wisdom from observing a wide range companies. In a recent short blog posting, he summarizes nearly four decades of work in six

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Are You Under the Disfluence?

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Fairly or not, life is a first impression business, and as the saying goes we rarely get a second chance to make a first impression. Part of this is how we speak, especially in front of groups and how we rely on  “fillers” or “crutch words” such as “Um, “Ah”, “You know” and many others

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