By Garold Markle “I know how to mow my lawn. I just don’t do it.” These words were used by an entrepreneurial CEO to exemplify a valuable lesson he’d learned about time management as he grew his company from start-up to sixteen million dollars.
“Work-Life Balance” is an area for improvement that comes up a lot in executive coaching conversations, especially with hard chargers in search of advancement. Noting perceived imbalance on an evaluation or coaching form and sharing your concern with a direct report, however, seldom yields either insight or behavior change. You’ve got to dig a little … Continue Reading »
A good friend and brilliant author, Susan Scott, once said, “When I found Vistage, I found my tribe.” I couldn’t agree more. I spent the first seventeen years of my business life working for companies perched at the top of the Fortune 500: Exxon-Mobil, Shell, and Phelps Dodge (the world’s largest copper company).
I lost a very close friend recently. Over the nearly quarter century that I’ve known George Phares, he gave me many gifts, so I shouldn’t be surprised that the trend continued with his parting. George was a comrade in arms. He was like a big brother. When I arrived at corporate headquarters as a Fortune … Continue Reading »
Meet my new hero, Mr. Tellman Knudson. Despite the rustic appearance and unusual name, he’s not an Alaskan dogsled racer. Tellman is actually a very savvy business owner and, some believe, a new age marketing genius. He’s also a noble inspiration that can teach us all something valuable about ourselves, our lives and our challenges. … Continue Reading »