Business Strategy and Management Archives -  Vistage Executive Street Blog

There are times to work in your business and there are times to work on your business. The Business Strategy and Management category hosts content dedicated to the time executives spend planning for the future.

Ready to Compete Against Exponential Competitors

Ready to Compete Against Exponential Competitors

Airbnb, GitHub, Quirky, Waze, TED, Google, Quirky and Uber. What do these companies have in common? They’re Exponential Organizations (ExOs) which, according to thought leaders Read More

Blind(s) Ambition

Blind(s) Ambition

In 1996, Jay Steinfeld started a Mom & Pop drapery business out of the back of his car. Jay wanted his company to grow, and Read More

Fast, Effective Decision-Making in a Complex World

Fast, Effective Decision-Making in a Complex World

Over the past decade, a new organizational model has appeared which may increase your company’s effectiveness, especially if you’re a global company with units in Read More

How Project Failure Can Be Your Project’s Biggest Ally

How Project Failure Can Be Your Project’s Biggest Ally

Let’s just be blunt here: the rate of project failure is astoundingly high. According to a recent article by Capterra, “75% of business and Read More

Timing the Sale of Your Business

Timing the Sale of Your Business

Fridays with Vistage is a webinar series on relevant, timely and actionable business topics to help you generate results in your business. On Friday, June Read More

Fail Fast to Flourish

Fail Fast to Flourish

We often hear today from Venture Capitalists and others that they prefer non-successful companies in which they invest to “fail fast” if they can’t flourish.  Read More

As Economy Expands, Labor Market Tightens

As Economy Expands, Labor Market Tightens

The results of the May WSJ/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey revealed continued optimism, despite the belief that economic growth overall will remain modest through year-end. Read More

How 3 Core Processes (Growth Gears) and 9 Disciplines Drive Higher Growth for Operationally-Oriented Companies

How 3 Core Processes (Growth Gears) and 9 Disciplines Drive Higher Growth for Operationally-Oriented Companies

Fridays with Vistage is a webinar series on relevant, timely and actionable business topics to help you generate results in your business. On Friday, June Read More

Starting Small But Dreaming Big

Starting Small But Dreaming Big

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

Fighting Drought Restrictions with Information: A Small Business Owner Wants to Inform and Educate

Fighting Drought Restrictions with Information: A Small Business Owner Wants to Inform and Educate

As California’s drought worsens, Scott McKenna, CEO of Gardner Outdoor & Pool Remodeling, couldn’t help but notice that swimming pools have become a target for Read More

A Vistage member describes how his small business turned into a transnational enterprise

A Vistage member describes how his small business turned into a transnational enterprise

Wenger Mixing Company was once known as a small town mixing plant in Sabetha, Kansas, in 1935. Today Read More

Small Business Strategies for Dealing with Delayed Payments

Small Business Strategies for Dealing with Delayed Payments

In the latest installment of the WSJ/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey, University of Michigan’s Dr. Richard Curtin, who has analyzed the data for both Read More

How an Investment in the Present Paid Off for Future Business Growth

How an Investment in the Present Paid Off for Future Business Growth

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

Linear vs Exponential Thinking – Are You Ready to Switch?

Linear vs Exponential Thinking – Are You Ready to Switch?

Salim Ismail, in Exponential Organizations, explains the differences between how most leaders think today and how the leaders of exponential organizations think. The challenge Read More

4 Non-Negotiable Traits of Customer-Focused CEOs

4 Non-Negotiable Traits of Customer-Focused CEOs

Fridays with Vistage is a webinar series on relevant, timely and actionable business topics to help you generate results in your business. On May 1, Read More

How Company Values Took A Preschool from Garage to Franchise

How Company Values Took A Preschool from Garage to Franchise

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

Three Sprouting Models of Green Business Strategies

Three Sprouting Models of Green Business Strategies

With yesterday serving as the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, it’s important that we reflect on our responsibilities as global citizens and recognize that Read More

Unique Approaches to Going Green

Unique Approaches to Going Green

Natural environments are the original incubators of creativity and innovation. Retreating to wild places in search of clarity and focus is a proven habit of Read More

Staffing and Customer Retention: A Homerun for Your Business

Staffing and Customer Retention: A Homerun for Your Business

At this time of year, I look forward to two events: 1) The opening of the major league baseball season; and, 2) The results from Read More

Solid Company Values Keep You Ahead of Trends

Solid Company Values Keep You Ahead of Trends

Justin Bariso’s piece, These Major Trends Are Changing Business as We Know It, struck a chord with me.  He brings to light four trends Read More

Accelerating Growth: Buy or Build?

Accelerating Growth: Buy or Build?

Fridays with Vistage is a webinar series on relevant, timely and actionable business topics to help you generate results in your business. On April 10, Read More

How Yelp’s Incentivized Check-Ins Will Help Local Businesses

How Yelp’s Incentivized Check-Ins Will Help Local Businesses

You probably already have a Facebook profile for your business, your company is listed on LinkedIn, perhaps you’re tweeting in the Twitterverse and showcasing photos Read More

Formula for Thriving: People over Profit

Formula for Thriving: People over Profit

I’m pleased to share some insights from our Vistage Executive Summit featured speaker Dale Partridge.  I think Dale’s approach to integrating social responsibility – passion Read More

The Future of Business: A Customer Experience Imperative

The Future of Business: A Customer Experience Imperative

Fridays with Vistage is a webinar series on relevant, timely and actionable business topics to help you generate results in your business. The summary below Read More

How Multitasking Is Literally Lowering Your IQ

How Multitasking Is Literally Lowering Your IQ

When it comes to computers and electronic devices, effective multitasking is a must. The more memory a device has the better it can multitask and Read More