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May 3

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 is tempting for the CEO not to have an executive assistant. Let me relate here some reasons why I think it is so.

September 29

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 to help my members 3x an important goal in their businesses or personal lives, and a good number.

September 22

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 enterprise, the size of the organization when the executive joined the enterprise, whether the company is in growth mode, and the.

September 22

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 members about negotiation strategy, tactics, and perceptions. We learned about the 7 P’s of negotiation: – Perception – Position – Power – Planning –.

June 25

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 form. At businesses like GE, golf is a means to facilitate relationships that promote business and there is an expectation of.

June 17

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 organizations are stuck in their conventional thinking and practices. So how do executives confront resistance to change, and achieve company objectives? This month in.

April 21

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 difficulty of holding an intimate coaching experience online. The author recommended calling out the difficulty of the situation and formalizing the.