Category: Leadership

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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Week of April 22, 2019

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“To build the next generation of companies, we must abandon the dogmas created after the crash. That doesn’t mean the opposite ideas are automatically true: you can’t escape the madness of crowds by dogmatically rejecting them. “Instead ask yourself: how much of what you know about business is shaped by

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We Didn’t See This Coming – Bill and Melinda Gates

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Great CEOs spend more than a little time watching the world outside the walls of their enterprises because that’s where the need for their offerings emanates.  Even though Bill Gates relinquished the CEO job at Microsoft years ago, he and wife Melinda now lead the Gates Foundation which manages their philanthropic

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Is Your Company “Haunted?”

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Many companies are experiencing a scary phenomenon known as “Ghosting.” This occurs when desirable job candidates fail to show up for interviews, respond to job offers or even show up at all for the first day of work after being hired…without so much as a phone call, note of apology

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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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Investing for All – The Loss of a Legendary Investor – Jack Bogle

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Warren Buffet once said if a statue were to be erected to the person who had done the most for the American investor “the hands-down choice should be Jack Bogle.”  John C. (Jack) Bogle passed away this week at the age of 90.  He was the founder of the Vanguard Group and

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‘Knowledge’ Workers and ‘Wisdom’ Workers

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The frustration of Baby Boomers and Millennials is well publicized but maybe we should be looking for inter-generational opportunities instead of problems.  Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s joint philanthropic activities are a great example of two generations working together, as are Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s recent collaboration. To that

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A Question of Degree (Your Child’s)

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A college degree has generally been thought by parents and students to be the path to a better career, and by employers as a reliable predictor of performance. The value of that degree, however, is coming into question. A short article from HBR explores the question of whether higher education

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Six Scary Numbers

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The Gallup Organization recently surveyed a number of organizations and shared the results of six questions it asked the employees about conditions at their companies.  Here are the questions. Ask yourself what the results should be for your organization and then check that against what Gallup found in its survey. What

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The Book that Rebooted Microsoft

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has done a remarkable job in resurrecting the fortunes of the company since being named the head of the iconic firm nearly five years ago.  Many commentators point to the success of the Microsoft SurfacePro and the company’s focus on cloud computing, among other decisions, as

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