Never trust an atom (and sometimes your brain)

While browsing in a bookstore the other day, I saw a young person wearing a t-shirt that gave me a good laugh. The front of the shirt had a colorful graphic of an atom, with electrons swirling around the nucleus. The caption underneath said: Never trust an atom; they make up everything. As I chuckled at the clever play on words, it occurred to ...

7 strategies to turbo-charge employee development

Grow your workforce, yes. But be careful that the workforce growth does not outstrip that of customer demand. This is the essence of managed, concerted, strategic growth. Leaders who participated in the latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index appear to be on the right track, with regard to workforce growth. According to analysis of the Q1 2018 su...

How to do 10,000 push-ups: Make a plan and stick to it

In our Vistage groups, we are dedicated to continuous improvement.  I have also observed that our leaders and executives typically have type-A personalities and can also be very competitive. At our January meeting, we were discussing the goals and objectives of the coming year, when our member Brian pitched in, “My buddy challenged me to do ...