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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


View from my Office this Morning – I love Temecula Valley Wine Country!

View from my Office this Morning – I love Temecula Valley Wine Country!

2 hot air balloons about to take off just outside our back yard.  I love Temecula Valley Wine Country!  Read more blogs about Temecula. Read More »


Working with a CEO and Executive Team in my own backyard in Temecula

Working with a CEO and Executive Team in my own backyard in Temecula

Had a blast working with a CEO and executive team in my own backyard in Temecula, including the Marshmallow Challenge, for which we had a winner! Read More »


Message for Blue Sky Network

Message for Blue Sky Network

I am looking forward to being with you for our upcoming team session.  Please see my video below and then continue reading below for a little pre-work: We will talk about the AGILITY imperative which all businesses are facing these days: The Question:  “Why, despite all of our investments in developing our businesses, do we still experience much more Wheel$pin ... Read More »


Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

What a great movie about AGILE Leadership in the darkest of times tracking 39 days in May 1940.   Much of the movie is set in Churchill’s War Rooms – if you haven’t been yet, you should next time you are in London:  Churchill War Rooms. Discover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of Westminster in the underground nerve centre ... Read More »


AGILE Branding

AGILE Branding

Great article on the architecture of a positioning statement using Harley Davidson as an example: Positioning statements and taglines: Crafting the foundation of your brand strategy. Template What: The only [category] How: that [differentiation characteristic] Who: for [customer] Where: in [geographic location] Why: who [need state] When: during [underlying trend] Example – Harley Davidson used this to determine their positioning ... Read More »


Facilitating at Fazeli Cellars Winery with owner BJ Fazeli and the rest of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Board

Facilitating at Fazeli Cellars Winery with owner BJ Fazeli and the rest of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Board

Had a blast with BJ Fazeli at his beautiful winery in Temecula Valley Wine Country, literally a stone throw from my home.  Its one of the newest, biggest and best of the 40+ wineries up here in our booming wine country:  Fazeli Cellars Winery.  We were with Alice Sullivan (CEO of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and member ... Read More »


Fletcher Building Flames Out

Fletcher Building Flames Out

Another example of being asleep at the wheel.  One I know about as one of my Vistage CEO members runs a USA Division owned by this corporation.  His business is doing fine/great. Fletcher: Writing was on the wall Today has turned out to be Fletcher Building’s St Valentine’s Day massacre.  It’s the day the company’s profitability, economic value, reputation and ... Read More »


Speaking in Orange County

Speaking in Orange County

Great time with my good friend and stellar Vistage Chair Michele Jewett speaking to one of her CEO Groups in Orange County. Warms my heart – she has acquired cats & dogs for her group after being in my session in ChairWorld!  Speaking at Vistage ChairWorld 2018: The AGILE Chair Below – about to get rolling with my Agility topic with ... Read More »


Message for DECRA Roofing Systems – Americas

Message for DECRA Roofing Systems – Americas

Hello all – I am looking forward to being with you for your leadership session in Temecula later in February.  Please see my video below and then continue reading below for a little homework/pre-work:  Consider the Questions-to-Ponder: How is your AGILITY being tested these days? As an Enterprise? With your Innovation? With your Business Model Migration? As an Organization? ... Read More »


Message for Stellar Solutions

Message for Stellar Solutions

Hello all – I am looking forward to being with you for your leadership session in Baltimore in early April.  Please see my video below and then continue reading below for a little homework/pre-work: Your only homework/pre-work is to outlined below: Participate in The VUCA Report. Follow the link and then click on the buttons to proceed to The VUCA ... Read More »