Mark's Blog

September 4, 2021

Infinite ROI

Some fellow Vistage Chairs and I just finished a conversation about the “Core Messaging” of our work. It was fascinating to hear from successful Chairs about their views on Core Messaging. For me, Vistage changed my life when I was a member. I became a better leader, a better husband/father, a better person in general. I… Read More

May 21, 2021

Who is More Important?

Last week, I had lunch at a restaurant and the server handed me a Toast Point of Sale System (POS) to pay for the meal. Later that evening, I had dinner at a bar/restaurant and the bartender handed me a Clover POS to pay for the meal. For lunch, the Toast POS asked me if… Read More

April 18, 2021

Vistage CE-12 Core Values

In 1991, I joined a Vistage CEO group to learn from fellow CEOs how to build a business. When I joined the group, I had grown my company to about 30 employees, but had hit a wall in growth and knowledge. I needed peers and a coach to help me get to the next level –… Read More

April 12, 2020

The 5 Temptations of a CEO

Many years ago when I was running Stellcom, my wife gave me a book that changed the way I managed forever. The book is “The Five Temptations of a CEO” by Pat Lencioni. The book is very easy to read and understand. The 5 temptations are: 1) Placing status, ego, job security over results 2)… Read More

March 31, 2020

Why Vistage Membership Is Even More Important During An Economic Crisis

During the 16 years that I ran my, 1984 to 2000, I was lucky to only have to navigate through a minor recession in the early 1990’s. We we grew during the recession because our clients backed off from hiring direct employees and preferred to use our consultants. We had brilliant consultants and were able… Read More

March 22, 2020

17 Hard Things You Have To Do To Be A Great Leader

I don’t know the origin of these 17 items, but they ring true for me. A colleague sent them to me. As I typed them into this post, I teared up. I ran a company for 16 years, growing from 1 employee to 500 employees. Each of the items brought back the the memories of… Read More

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