Retooling Leadership For Crisis

“In crisis management, be quick with the facts, slow with the blame.”

- Leonard Saffir, Author

In times of crises and disarray, leadership is of the utmost importance. But how exactly do you pivot from your typical leadership practices in such trying times? Is it just about staying consistent and strong? Or should certain new strategies be...

The Value of Storytelling in Business

“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.”

- Steve Jobs

There are a multitude of qualities that define successful leadership, but perhaps one of the more important aspects of an impactful leader is the ability to keep others engage...

Cultivating System-Wide Accountability

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

- Henry Ford

As a leader, a strong sense of personal accountability is a must. A primary component of leadership is the ability to influence and garner respect with those you lead. Without accountability, a leader cannot build the trust necessary to achieve ...

Addressing Personnel Problems in Your Business

“You're only as good as the people you hire.”

- Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s

Leaders are often faced with tough decisions, some of the hardest being the letting go of personnel. But as a business leader, you are responsible for cultivating a quality culture within your company. And sometimes there are people internally that become a t

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The Importance of Showing Gratitude

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

- John F Kennedy

As we enter the holiday season the thought of thankfulness and gratitude lingers in many people’s mind. And even during the rest of the year, most people are aware of the importance and positive ...

How to Ask the Right Questions

"The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

-Albert Einstein

It is known that one of the most essential elements in business and leadership is communication, but there is often an underrated but hugely important aspect of communication: questioning. In business anyway, we typically are not traine...

The First Two Steps in Building a Winning Culture

“Regardless of what people say they value or believe, what actually shows up in their behavior is the best indication of the true culture.”

- David Friedman

Creating and maintaining a strong company culture is perhaps one of the best ways to accelerate performance. Upcoming Vistage event speaker, author and former CEO, David Friedman, is ...

The Importance of Authenticity in Leadership

“Authenticity means erasing the gap between what you firmly believe inside and what you reveal to the outside world.”

- Adam Grant, Psychologist

There is a common misconception that effective leadership can only be found in certain molds. Being overtly tough, unfeeling, and unaffected by failure, are all things people generally think of w...

Making Clear Your Purpose as a Leader

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.”

- James Humes, Author

Leadership isn’t always just about the position you hold. Good leadership depends heavily on how your hold yourself and how others respond to your leadership techniques. Knowing your identity as a leader is essential in succeeding effectively in a leadership...

How to Enhance your Leadership Presence

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”

- Ken Blanchard, Author

Being an effective leader can often mean more than just holding a position of leadership. To be a truly capable leader, one must have an influential and powerful presence. An established leadership presence can not only enhance your influence on ...