Remember… there’s no Do-overs in Email

“Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely necessary.” – Bill Cuppy – American Author

In a world of fast internet speeds and instant messages, all of us are guilty of thoughtlessly sending a quick email without realizing the tone or effect our words have on the receiver. Correspondence is an art form and the com...

Learning from Failure

“Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” - Robert T. Kiyosaki

Learning from our failures, both personal and professional, is no easy task, especially when we’re frustrated, disappointed or demoralized. It can be embarrassing to fail and we all do it. It is a natural part of growth and risk.

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Creativity in Your Business

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  ~ Walt Disney

Continuing success in business doesn’t always include becoming bigger and working harder, it does always require creating innovative ways to improve existing processes and trying new ideas to

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Keeping Your Word

How often do we make a commitment and then fail to do it? Our word is a matter of integrity. Our word and commitments are important, have value, and show our goals and desires. There is an old saying “let your word be your bond.”

We have all had personal experiences where friends or colleagues have disappointed us by not showing up after confi...

The Results of Handwriting

When was the last time you put a pen to paper and wrote a note? In our anonymous digital age, the need for a personal mark is increasingly more important, but in a world of touchscreens and tablets can the role of handwriting survive?

Not only is personal writing an important skill, but it is also an important art that translates into any career f...

Reflect….Set….Go!

As the New Year approaches, now is a great time to not only plan for the upcoming year, but reflect back on your accomplishments in the past year. Here at Vistage Florida, I encourage my people to do a couple of specific things as the year comes to a close:

  1. When looking back on the previous year, focus on the good instead of the bad. This ma
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Family First

The holidays are a great time to reflect on family and serve as a reminder of what we find most important. All year long we work hard to provide for the family whom we love so much. In doing so, we can easily lose sight of our real goals. We get so wrapped up in meetings, deadlines and dollar signs that we forget about what matters most to us. Fami...

Efficiently Planning

Time management is arguably one of the most important aspects of a professional’s success. The ability to efficiently handle a busy schedule is essential for CEOs and has been a topic of discussion among Vistage group members. A planner, whether paper or electronic, is a tool many experienced business professionals use as a way of mastering time ...

Finding the Right Speaker

Would you like to motivate your management team? Give them new ideas and help them set higher goals for themselves? One of the best ways to do so is to bring in an outside expert resource speaker. One of the trickiest parts of bringing in a speaker is selecting the right speaker for your organization. By going to a local expert, Mrs. Angie Neal, th...

The Breath of Success

What do fame, power, money, winning, or having a nice family with a house and white picket fence have in common? They are all things different individuals use to define success. This success is something that most everyone wants to gain, but few actually obtain. There is an old story about the need for success that has been made somewhat famous in ...