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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


Erin Peereboom Brings a Whole Brain Model to my Groups

Erin Peereboom Brings a Whole Brain Model to my Groups

You already know how much I LOVE whole-brained models.  Erin Peereboom did a fantastic job bringing one of the latest contemporary whole-brained  models to my Vistage groups this month, emergenetics. Here’s what caught my attention most of all about it being GREAT: My members did an online assessment before the meeting – they were all motivated to do it because ... Read More »


Vistage Member Jeff Zember’s Next Chapter: from Success to Significance

Vistage Member Jeff Zember’s Next Chapter:  from Success to Significance

It was a day of very mixed emotions this month as we said farewell to one of our founding members, Jeff Zember, after a very successful exit/sale of his business. Press release: Innovative Chemical Products Group Announces Acquisition of Pli-Dek. There is no prouder day for a Vistage Chair! Unprompted by me, Jeff said that the two best investments he ... Read More »


Recession-Ready & Depression-Dexterous?

Recession-Ready & Depression-Dexterous?

Are you ready to play chess with your economic future, with the dexterity required?  We just had our 2018 San Diego Vistage Executive Summit with an economic update from Alan Beaulieu, one of our favorite economists who we follow in the Vistage Community – The Beaulieu Brothers of ITR Economics. Here are the headlines I heard: Slowdown in the second ... Read More »


Recession Ready Plans ABCDEF

Recession Ready Plans ABCDEF

My Vistage members still talk about the Recession-Ready work I had them do back in 2006/7 after we heard from our Vistage economists who we follow that something big was coming, which turned into what we now call the “Great Recession”.   When do most people react to a recession?  Day 1 of a recession!  Which means it’s day 181 ... Read More »


Experience Vistage in Temecula/Murrieta Tuesday July 10th

Experience Vistage in Temecula/Murrieta Tuesday July 10th

Be our Guest to Experience the Power of a Vistage Peer Group. Tuesday July 10th, 8:00-5:00. Speaker: “Raise Revenues & Increase Profits by Creating a Totally Accountable Workplace” Mike Scot (Top ranked and award winning Vistage Speaker) Find out more about the first ever Temecula Valley Vistage CEO Group. Read More »


Transitioning My San Diego Vistage Groups to a GREAT new Vistage Chair, Brian Gates.

Transitioning My San Diego Vistage Groups to a GREAT new Vistage Chair, Brian Gates.

After 15 years of Chairing Vistage groups in San Diego it’s time to ride off into the sunset – the Temecula Valley Wine Country sunset that is, where I now live fulfilling a dream of a wine country home, where I will continue Chairing Vistage groups:  First Ever Temecula Vistage CEO Group I am delighted to be in the process ... Read More »


A Strong Enough “Why” Will Take You to the Top by Dr. Woody

A Strong Enough “Why” Will Take You to the Top by Dr. Woody

A great piece about one of my favorite topics of Passionate Purpose from at OTA’s Whole LOTA Love Newsletter:  A Strong Enough “Why” Will Take You to the Top by Dr. Woody. Read More »


The New School of AGILE: Online Trading Academy Lunch & Learn (including The Marshmallow Challenge!)

The New School of AGILE:  Online Trading Academy Lunch & Learn (including The Marshmallow Challenge!)

Introducing the new school of AGILE thinking to all employees at Online Trading Academy, through a lunch and learn workshop, a video and the newsletter.  It was one of the first things I did at the front of the on-ramp to an even more AGILE future. I am having a blast working with such a great team, such a great ... Read More »


Life’s Work: An Interview with Deepak Chopra

Life’s Work: An Interview with Deepak Chopra

Great interview with Deepak Chopra in the Harvard Business Review:  Life’s Work: An Interview with Deepak Chopra.  Headlines are: I give them [leaders] the opportunity to reflect on important questions: Who am I? Why do I think I exist? What is my purpose? What does a meaningful relationship mean to me, both professionally and personally? What is my contribution? What ... Read More »


AGILE at Scale: How to Create a Truly Flexible Organization

AGILE at Scale:  How to Create a Truly Flexible Organization

Great cover article in this month’s Harvard Business Review:  AGILE at Scale: How to Create a Truly Flexible Organization Headlines are: In today’s tumultuous markets, where established companies are furiously battling assaults from start-ups and other insurgent competitors, the prospect of a fast-moving, adaptive organization is highly appealing. But as enticing as such a vision is, turning it into a ... Read More »