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Your Optimal Leadership

Today, in this COVID-19, an unusual era, I want to describe a few attributes of leadership that are more important now than ever. I appreciate we all have basic intelligence so I will limit my commentary to EQ and AQ and AQ, is newer in its understanding. Of the self-management

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Build a Culture of Appreciation

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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A Corona Bedtime Story: The Great Realization

It is said that art imitates life, and significant events (positive or otherwise) often later show up in art, literature, music, and theatre, especially stories.  One youthful man imagines how the world’s experience with COVID might affect the bedtime stories he’ll tell his children in this three and a half minute

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The Corona Derby

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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COVID-19 has knocked us off our game plan – everything we know about moving forward shattered. Although I have been through some tough times in the past, I don’t fully remember how I responded. This time I am working with a group of CEOs and senior executives, and we are

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Different Boats, Same Storm

Many say we’ll soon return to the way things were previously; others say that we’ll be living in a world changed not only in degree but in kind. If past crises (the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918, World War II, the Great Depression) are any guide, the truth will probably settle

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Zoom Safety “Cheat Sheet”

      It’s difficult to imagine how many of us would get through this COVID-19 work environment without access to tools like WebEx, GoTo Meeting, and most notably Zoom. Zoom’s growth has created some security concerns. Still, Vistage Speaker and IT Security expert Mike Foster has put together a

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The Stockdale Paradox: Embrace the Future and Confront the Reality

  In “Good to Great” Jim Collins identified what he called “Level 5” leadership,  a combination of humility and fierce resolve,  as a required and defining trait of those who built great, enduring companies. One example he shared was the of Admiral William Stockdale, the highest-ranking POW during the Vietnam conflict and how

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Managing Me Under COVID-19

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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Nothing is Ever as Good or as Bad as it Seems.

“Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it seems.” Dr. Scott Galloway From his “No Mercy, No Malice” Blog Author of “The Algebra of Happiness” If you ask older Americans about the best times of their lives, many will point to a crisis of some kind that had

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