Beyond Business Archives -  Vistage Executive Street Blog

Executives and business owners can often spend too much time focused on just their business. Balance is critical to being a great leader. The Beyond Business category is content that reaches beyond the walls of your office to help find answers to unusual questions.

An Executive’s Guide to Personal Safety and Security

An Executive’s Guide to Personal Safety and Security

Worried about terrorism when you travel abroad?  Perhaps political instability in the country you are visiting?  You’d be right to be concerned, but you may Read More

Running at the Speed of Crazy

Running at the Speed of Crazy

There is no doubt that our cultural bias has become, “faster is better.” It doesn’t matter who I talk to, everyone seems to be multi-tasking, Read More

An Inside Look at Vistage Inside

An Inside Look at Vistage Inside

About a year ago, as Vistage began the journey of implementing our strategy focused on Chair growth, building our brand and creating a regional structure, Read More

Why Drive Without a Seatbelt?

Why Drive Without a Seatbelt?

As the CEO of Vistage I was surrounded by a community willing and able to give me feedback, guidance and the benefit of their own Read More

Health Tips for High Performing Executives

Health Tips for High Performing Executives

Brad Davidson explores unique strategies for improving health, the effects of sleep on high-performing executives, as well as Read More

Commit Now to Offering More Mentoring Internships Starting Fall 2014

Commit Now to Offering More Mentoring Internships Starting Fall 2014

It’s up to us. Year-round students are clamoring for opportunities to learn how they would fit into the job market, test their competencies, and learn Read More

For Managers and Owners, Prohibition is Not Such a Bad Thing

For Managers and Owners, Prohibition is Not Such a Bad Thing

This time of year, many organizations hold picnics, barbeques or other events that might involve alcohol. Like holidays such as the stereotypical Christmas party, these Read More

Value Proposition: Prove it to Me

Value Proposition: Prove it to Me

In a world flattened like a pancake, markets are getting very crowded. With the proliferation of new entrants into a space, it gets harder and Read More

A Hard Pill to Swallow: Employee Substance Abuse

A Hard Pill to Swallow: Employee Substance Abuse

An invisible infection is crawling through our workplaces. It’s not the white-walkers from Game of Thrones, nor the zombies from the Walking Dead. It’s a Read More

Lessons From a Fire

Lessons From a Fire

Last week I was at a client meeting right up the road from the center of the Vistage universe. It was a warm day for Read More

Off-Duty Conduct: Enforcing Workplace Policies Outside the Workplace

Off-Duty Conduct: Enforcing Workplace Policies Outside the Workplace

Nearly every employer has adopted and enforced written policies regulating conduct in the workplace. However, few have taken the time to think about effective and Read More

Big Banks Go Small with Small Business Loans

Big Banks Go Small with Small Business Loans

Need a loan for your small business? You’re in luck: small business loans from big banks are on the rise. Small business loan approval rates Read More

Vistage CEO Doubles-Down on Kidz and Seance Programs

Vistage CEO Doubles-Down on Kidz and Seance Programs

Vistage CEO Leon Shapiro revealed a piece of stunning news today about the role the Vistage Kidz and Vistage Seance programs, which were rolled Read More

5 Tips for the Success of Sustainability and Human Resources

5 Tips for the Success of Sustainability and Human Resources

Sustainability is the concept of managing an organization by considering environmental, social and a broad range of economic factors – and the external reporting on Read More

Cincinnati a Gogo: Why Traveling Can Help Your Career

Cincinnati a Gogo: Why Traveling Can Help Your Career

People asked me, “Why do you travel so much?” After all, I have been known to travel up to 42 weeks in a calendar year. Read More

Incapacity Planning: Guardianship

Incapacity Planning: Guardianship

Estate planning is the managing and passing of your assets through the preparation of documents and re-titling of assets.  The process of linking asset protection Read More

Incapacity Planning: Durable Power of Attorney

Incapacity Planning: Durable Power of Attorney

Estate planning is the managing and passing of your assets through the preparation of documents and re-titling of assets.  The process of linking asset protection Read More

Set Your Business Compass,  Takeoff & Don’t Look Back!

Set Your Business Compass, Takeoff & Don’t Look Back!

What would happen if you picked a point on your “business compass” and you were passionate about arriving there?

It would be clear who Read More

Wills and Estates in Florida: When to Update Your Will

Wills and Estates in Florida: When to Update Your Will

We can define estate planning as the managing and passing of your assets through the preparation of documents and retitling of assets.  The process of Read More

Could You Become a CEO Before Your 30th Birthday?

Could You Become a CEO Before Your 30th Birthday?

Many of us, indeed, most of us probably dream of leaving the 9-5 grind and carving out a career as a freelancer, or perhaps becoming Read More

Cross Over Issues of Wills and Estates in Florida: The Lost Will

Cross Over Issues of Wills and Estates in Florida: The Lost Will

We can define estate planning as the managing and passing of your assets through the preparation of documents and retitling of assets.  The process of Read More

How a Day at the Funeral Home Changed My Life Forever, Part V: The Finale

How a Day at the Funeral Home Changed My Life Forever, Part V: The Finale

Part IV:  How a Day at the Funeral Home Changed My Life Forever: “I see dead people.” 

“Did you just say the body is Read More

Controlling Medicare Costs Through Primary Care Physician Reimbursements

Controlling Medicare Costs Through Primary Care Physician Reimbursements

Is there a good solution to the Medicare cost and quality issues? Setting aside either the Democrats’ approach to basically enact price controls by ratcheting Read More

Career Education: Helping Young People through Internships

Career Education: Helping Young People through Internships

What can you do to address the unemployment and underemployment of today’s young people?

Study after study show that young people are not getting the Read More

12 Steps to Getting Along with Difficult People, Part 3

12 Steps to Getting Along with Difficult People, Part 3

How are those difficult relationships working for you? They are tough aren’t they!

In the last 2 blog posts I introduced 12 core competencies for Read More