May 8, 2019

“There is nothing more important than understanding how reality works and how to deal with it”, says Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates.

April 9, 2019

If you want to hear these other points of view, you must start with questions instead of statements. Don’t start with “here’s my opinion, what do you think?” Instead, define the problem or opportunity and ask, “how do you see this?”. Then be genuinely open-minded to he...

January 2, 2018

A growing number of business owners and CEOs are joining CEO peer advisory groups based on hearing from their peers that this confidential learning experience helps leaders to grow their businesses.  These groups offer a level of leadership development and accountabili...

March 16, 2017

I just returned from our annual Fall Business Meeting with Renaissance Executive Forums, and it occurs to me that I have become a far more open person since joining this business 13 years ago. One of the primary reasons CEOs and business owners join the Executive Forum...

March 8, 2017

If you type “CEO Vision” in a Google search, more than 145 MILLION results pop up. The sheer number of responses reflect how integral having a vision is to being a CEO. Jack Welch said “good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the...

March 1, 2017

Joining a CEO peer advisory group may seem like a “can’t miss” opportunity, but the confidential peer learning experience isn’t right for everyone. There are some important reasons why a CEO may choose not to join a group (or at least not now) or may leave a group they...

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A CEO's need for current knowledge and new skills is greater now than it has been at any time in business history....

For 4 decades, Jeff has been working internationally with organizations of all sizes to help them achieve measurable and sustainable sales improvements. Clients like Aramark, Cisco, Siemens, Citibank and many others of all sizes and industries trust his knowledge, expe...

I recently had a client ask me the following question:

“In the past several weeks, Pokémon Go has created a widespread distraction in my workplace. How may I legally reduce the negative impact that this game may be having with my employees’ productivity and, more impo...