Tag Archives: Chief Executive

Does peer group make sense? Let’s talk and decide together.

What’s Vistage? It all starts with a group. Put 12-14 high performing business executives in a room and the potential is enormous. A Chair ensures that every bit of that wisdom and experience is a applied in the meeting. An expert guides the meetings. I’m a facilitator, guide and coach. I help stimulate thinking, frame issues, … Continue Reading

Selecting Seattle CEOs for 2nd Peer Advisory Board

Vistage Group ExampleThe most effective CEOs work on (NOT in) the business. These CEOs understand and value strategic solitude and deep thought. These CEOs constantly gather insight from new and unfiltered sources. You won’t find these CEOs on the tactical treadmill to nowhere. These CEOs don’t get caught in an echo chamber. These CEOs are not lonely and … Continue Reading

Thanks Seattle Network, Vistage, Colleagues, CEOs, and LinkedIn

Arianna-Huffington-Quote-I write to express gratitude. Earlier this month, my Vistage CEO Peer Group welcomed member sixteen. I also signed the first member for my second CEO Group. Group two launches in the Spring of 2017. No success is achieved alone.  The ongoing counsel and encouragement of Tom Zahniser, Sarah Fraedrich, MK (Murthy Kalkura) and Tim … Continue Reading

Develop Your Own Personal CEO Guidance System

“Build an army around you and develop your own ‘personal guidance system’ like some of the most famous CEOs in history.” Why consider a CEO peer group? Growing your business isn’t easy. Richard Franzi: “The whole effort of CEOs working together is more than the sum of those same CEOs working separately…. The power of a CEO peer … Continue Reading

Top 10 Reasons Why NOT to Join a CEO Peer Advisory Board

A note to CEOs from Artie Isaac, my Ohio-based Vistage Chair colleague: Some high-potential candidates raise obstacles, rather than applying for membership in Vistage. Here are some of their reasons. 10. “I can’t make the time to join Vistage.” You think your time is precious? No Vistage member has any more time than any other member. We … Continue Reading

10 CEO Nuggets for Finding and Keeping Your “A” team

A note to CEO’s from Theresa Torseth, my executive search professional friend: 1. Hire for attributes; train skill. Hire and promote first on the basis of integrity; second, motivation; third, capacity; fourth, understanding; fifth, knowledge; and last and least, experience. Without integrity, motivation is dangerous; without motivation, capacity is impotent; without capacity, understanding is limited; without … Continue Reading

Seeking Real Leaders (CEOs) Desiring Brobdingnagian Awareness

Successful leaders combine good business sense with inspiration, guidance and unwavering authority. The Vistage Chief Executive Program creates a unique environment that provides each member with the individual insight, coaching, strategies and leadership skills needed to achieve better decisions and results for their company.Brobdingnagian is Vast, Huge, Big, Immense, Mammoth… The CEO superpower we all want in our arsenal? Mega self-awareness. Why? This is the basis for solid decision making. The best decisions rarely come from the CEO pondering in deep isolation. High-quality decisions and decision-making excellence happen when CEOs: …learn from and draw on the experiences of others. In … Continue Reading

CEO Snack: Value of Outside Peers…

Make sure to keep your energy up today. Here are a couple snacks to chew on: 9 Reach out for support. It’s lonely at the top and having a couple trusted advisors or peers outside your company who you can run things by will help you learn new tricks, see things from different perspectives and avoid … Continue Reading

“Why” am I a Vistage Chair in Seattle?

Are you about having conversations that matter? Are you the president, CEO, founder, owner, managing partner or general manager (chief executive) Are you P&L responsible and the final decision-maker? If so, we should talk. “To overcome the isolation at the top, CEOs need to find people they can trust who can hold up the mirror to them. … Continue Reading
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