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Want to Hire Great Sales People? Look for these 2 Qualities

Want to Hire Great Sales People? Look for these 2 Qualities

I am often asked by my clients to interview potential sales representatives for their teams.  During the candidate’s interview, it is easy to be swayed Read More


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Leadership
Risk, Observation, and Measurement for the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Risk, Observation, and Measurement for the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Innovation
Risk, Observation, and Measurement for the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Risk, Observation, and Measurement for the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Marketing
The GPS Girl’s Essential Roadmap for Marketing in Today’s World

The GPS Girl’s Essential Roadmap for Marketing in Today’s World

Having a clear plan of direction for your day, week, month, even the year ahead, just makes good sense both in business and life in Read More


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Beyond Business
How Do You Know Your Life is Successful?

How Do You Know Your Life is Successful?

Are you successful? You may be saying, “Are you kidding? I’m at the top of my game!” Or, perhaps, “Wow, I have no idea how Read More


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Management
FLSA Regulations: Basic Principles on Employee Overtime Exemptions

FLSA Regulations: Basic Principles on Employee Overtime Exemptions

This Part 2 in our series addresses the challenge that businesses face in complying with the FLSA rules on treating certain employees as “exempt” from Read More


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Communication
How Do You Deal With Problems Personally and Professionally?

How Do You Deal With Problems Personally and Professionally?

Have you ever had a bad day? A bad week? A bad year?  Most likely the answer is Read More


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How a 1914 Antarctic Expedition Can Help You Engage and Motivate Your Teams

How a 1914 Antarctic Expedition Can Help You Engage and Motivate Your Teams

Our employees are more than just the number we pay them. As we know from some of our Fridays With Vistage seminars, attracting and keeping Read More

Why Thinking Stupid is a Smart Strategy

Why Thinking Stupid is a Smart Strategy

Ok, we know what you’re thinking: “It doesn’t sound like a smart strategy!” But stay with us and we’ll explain how thinking stupid can transform Read More

No Strategic Plan Survives its Collision with Reality

No Strategic Plan Survives its Collision with Reality

As a strategic planning practitioner I have heard every conceivable rationalization about why strategic planning is a bad idea. It takes too long; the world Read More

Tracking the Cold Season: M’Lou Arnett of Matrixx Initiatives (Maker of Zicam)

Tracking the Cold Season: M’Lou Arnett of Matrixx Initiatives (Maker of Zicam)

Editor’s note: In our new Voice of Small Business series, we highlight a handful of the more than 19,000 business leaders that represent the best Read More

What Does CEO Optimism Really Tell Us?

What Does CEO Optimism Really Tell Us?

After about 10 years of analyzing data from our Vistage CEO Confidence Index (a quarterly survey of our Vistage CEO members), University of Michigan’s Dr. Read More

Beyond Patricia Arquette’s Oscar Speech: The Next Steps for Changing the Conversation

Beyond Patricia Arquette’s Oscar Speech: The Next Steps for Changing the Conversation

Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech at the Oscars on Sunday has sparked a lot of controversy because of her focus on equal rights and equal pay Read More

Prescription for Innovation: Joe Francisco of Medelita Lab Coats and Scrubs

Prescription for Innovation: Joe Francisco of Medelita Lab Coats and Scrubs

On October 6, 2008, Medelita’s Joe Francisco and his wife, Lara, set out to shake up the medical-wear Read More

PTO Policies: How Yours Has a Massive Effect on Employee Sentiment

PTO Policies: How Yours Has a Massive Effect on Employee Sentiment

Did you know that according to BrandonGaille.com, “Over 10 million Americans right now average more than 60 hours of work per week”? It’s Read More

Does Your Culture Put a Lid on Thinking Outside the Box?

Does Your Culture Put a Lid on Thinking Outside the Box?

Do you complain that you don’t hear enough good ideas from your people on how to make the business better? Could be several reasons. The Read More

Funding, Talent & Economy Top Priorities for CEOs in 2015

Funding, Talent & Economy Top Priorities for CEOs in 2015

Funding, talent, and economic issues top the list of biggest priorities for middle market CEOs in 2015.

These issues came into focus on Axial’s Middle Read More