This is where “What to do?” becomes “What to do!”
The Vistage Model
Vistage connects the most successful CEOs of small and midsize businesses. Members gather to share expertise, challenge one another to think critically and arrive at better decisions. With Marc’s expert guidance, his Vistage groups provide a no-nonsense environment where members “get real” about what it takes to grow and prosper in business and in life.
- Vistage member companies grow 2.2x faster than average small and medium-sized U.S. businesses, According to a 2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data
- Top executives stay with Vistage for more than 5 years on average
- More than 23,000 business leaders worldwide rely on Vistage today
“Their wisdom gave me the courage and confidence I needed to make the changes that I knew needed to be made.”
Imagine having a confidential, private advisory board to troubleshoot problems, vet ideas and identify blind spots. Marc’s Vistage peer groups are composed of 12-16 non-competitive CEOs, business owners and key leaders.
Find Your Peer Group
Do you lead an organization with revenues from $2MM to $60MM and want to succeed? Join Marc’s diverse CEO Vistage group.
- It meets monthly for a full-day group session;
- The group hosts up to eight world-class speakers every year;
- Members receive one-to-one coaching from Marc during the month;
- You have access to 17k+ other CEOs through the Vistage online community, and amazing content; and
- Receive unbiased feedback from fellow members who will help you, if you help them.
The Vistage Key Leader group is for executives and senior managers who report directly to the C-suite — in particular, those who are key to the organization’s success plan. Key Leaders meet monthly for full-day meetings and host eight expert speakers per year. With Marc’s guidance, members focus on executive development and business problem solving. Members work in accountability triads. Many of these members go on to become CEOs. Learn more…
“I’m so tired.” This is our common refrain right now, from CEOs to across the work spectrum. Why is everyone tired? Three things in particular: Zoom fatigue, long hours, and our COVID environment. Fatigue is, unfortunately, our default operating mode right now. The sooner we name the mental drain, the sooner we can address it. How do you combat it, in your life and in your organization?
What do you have in common with a professional athlete? If you’re an effective business leader, there’s actually quite a bit of overlap. Training, coaching, and competitive intelligence determine who is successful both in sports and in industry. From skills development to the role of a coach, business leaders have lessons to learn from athletes.
COVID is an accelerant. Whatever were the major trends were in your industry at the end of 2019, take them forward ten years, and that is where the industry is now! As we look toward 2021: where are you and where should you be?
I didn’t watch the VP debate (honestly, I am on a diet forbidding alcohol, so it was not an option). However, the ensuing coverage has me thinking about the reality of sexism in the US.
COVID is changing business behavior forever. CEOs are changing leadership styles, companies are more inwardly focused, and many companies are pivoting to stay afloat. Huge changes are taking place in time scales that previously were unthinkable. However, this work is coming at a cost to employees. There is a huge disconnect between management and employees on how the company is dealing with them. That needs to be addressed.
COVID is causing women to leave the workforce at four times the rate of men. This trend has negative consequences for women, businesses, the economy, and the country. Prior to COVID, women accounted for just over 50% of the workforce, but that number has fallen. Fallen employment opportunities and salaries will discourage women from rejoining or entering the workforce. However, they now account for the majority of our undergraduates, law school and medical school graduates. Thus we could lose our best and brightest. We need adjust
The CARES Act Stimulus has ended, and the improvement in unemployment is slowing. Two-thirds of the U.S. economy is driven by consumer spending! As aid ends and more people run out of savings and credit, consumption will slow. Slowing consumption affects every sector of the economy. Falling spending will hamper any recovery, and Congress needs to act if you want a better 2021.
The stock market has corrected some, but things are still frothy in the financial world. Unfortunately, when things are frothy, the economic forces of gravity come into play at some point, and the pain ensures. Why do I think things are at the top?
We are struggling in the COVID world of working more hours, with more conference calls, little time to turn off and recharge. However, breaks are more critical as we need downtime from deadlines and stress, and to recharge.
As someone who didn’t grow up in the U.S., I have a different view of time and certainty. When I arrived, I was always amazed at how people planned for longer and longer events that were way out into the future, but with a certainty that everything would go to plan.