Are you making your Business Climb alone?

Owning or Leading a firm can be a lonely place

If you own or lead a firm, you may feel more like someone on a deserted island.  You have few people to turn to to get pure, unfiltered advice and the pressure can be overwhelming.  Consider what it would be like to have a group of peers from non-competing industries whose sole purpose is to give you advice with no personal benefit to themselves.  This is what Vistage is like.

If you are on your own island I can help.  Click here to set up a time to talk more about how a Peer Group through Vistage can make a difference for you and your firm.

Learning Resources to Consider

In my Vistage work I am exposed to a variety of resources that I find to bring great value to my group.  Here are a few I think you might consider for your own personal growth:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Dare to Lead by Brene’ Brown

Why we Sleep by Matthew Walker 

Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

What do Vistage members learn when they meet?

Here are just a few of the speakers we have learned from in the last 12 months:

Jimmy Blackmon:   Vision, Culture, Climate-Leadership!

Strategic leaders determine the azimuth for the organization – actually chart the path. To that end they primarily do four things:

  1. Provide vision – get the big ideas right
  2.  Communicate the big ideas effectively throughout the breadth and depth of the organization
  3. Oversee the implementation of the big ideas
  4. Determine how the big ideas need to be refined, changed, augmented, and then repeat the process over and over again.

Ken Stibler:  How to create a Tactical Plan to Engage the Millenial Workforce

Intentional Change is an interactive, hands on, skill-building workshop. Members are challenged to create a strategic plan for their organizations in order to become high performing teams. Three key areas are discussed in depth and include: Change, Framework for High Performing Teams and the Strategic Roadmap.

The audience is taken on a Journey to discover the Four phase of Change and how to make it work in their companies.

The concept of Frameworks for High Performing Teams is discussed in-depth. Activities and discovery around Behaviors and Employee Engagement are used to determine Gaps for each individual participant.

Strategies and Tactics are discussed and Best Practices by Deloitte and Gallup are reviewed and shared for use in Creating Individual Strategic & Tactical Roadmaps for each member company.

Gwen Resick-Rennich:  How do you Look and Sound as a Leader

Warren Buffet believes effective presentation and communication skills will increase your value by fifty percent. Executive Speech Coach Gwen Resick-Rennich couldn’t agree more. Gwen will share tools with participants on how to project a more powerful presence through their delivery skills and body language. The techniques will be put into action through a compelling and entertaining workshop where each member, with time permitting, will receive one-on-one coaching. The members will be recorded on camera and the video played back so that each presenter can see where he/she gains power and where credibility is taken away. Then the coaching begins with Gwen using her talent to guide each member to a new level of confidence in a remarkably short time.

The Future of Work

This report, compiled by the staff at Vistage research, gives tremendous insight to business owners and leaders when it comes to what to expect as we move through the final stages of the COVID pandemic and what comes after.

You can learn more about how other business leaders in this area are dealing with the same by visiting or joining a Vistage peer group.  Click here to learn about my three peer groups.

You can download the entire report by clicking here: