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Speaking in Orange County

Speaking in Orange County

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London Business School MBA 50th Anniversary: Made in London since 1968.

London Business School MBA 50th Anniversary:  Made in London since 1968.

I did my MBA there full-time for 2 years in years 20 (1988) to 22 (1990).   London Business School MBA 50th Anniversary: Made in London since 1968. Read More »


Working with a CEO and Team in San Diego

Working with a CEO and Team in San Diego

Ready to go … before picture above … after picture below.  Had a great afternoon introducing them to the pivot of mindset, skillset and toolset to AGILE.   Read More »


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 »


The 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders

The 5 Roles of Everyday AGILE Leaders

I enjoyed being with you as your speaker and I’m glad you came here for some follow-up: PDF of Handout:  5 Roles Handout         PDF of my Power-Point slides:  Executive Briefing                     5 Reasons Why We Experience More Wheel$pin Than We Should (& the 5 Realities, 5 Roles ... 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 »


Great Fun with the LA-OC Cohort for the 2018 Vistage Executive Leadership Program

Great Fun with the LA-OC Cohort for the 2018 Vistage Executive Leadership Program

Had our second workshop of the LA-OC Cohort of this great program.  Find out more:  Case-Studies we review in the Vistage Stanford Executive Leadership Program 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 »


Agile Decision Making in the New Habitat: The Cynefin Framework

Agile Decision Making in the New Habitat:  The Cynefin Framework

 Our research with The VUCA Report reveals that the most challenging element of agility which most organizations struggle with is decision making:  New Research Study Begins to Reveal the Criticality of Agile-Decision-Making (and that Most Organizations Struggle with the Challenge). It really is the essence of our work with startups to global corporations and small-to-medium-sized-businesses (SMBs) in particular.  Read more blogs ... Read More »


Lean Agile Cloud: Explained by Rob Brown

Lean Agile Cloud:  Explained by Rob Brown

Rob Brown presented to our networking group this week an update on Digital Transformation, the Cloud and the resulting Enterprise Agility which can be achieved.  But, often not that cost effectively, with an awful lot of waste. Rob specializes on helping enterprises lean out their cloud strategies to achieve the same levels of agility at much lower costs, creating ROI ... Read More »


2017 Vistage Speaker of the Year: Jay Rifenbary

2017 Vistage Speaker of the Year:  Jay Rifenbary

Honored to present Jay Rifenbary his 2017 Vistage Speaker of the Year award this week when he was with me speaking to my 4 Vistage Groups.  What a stellar job he does with his topic, “No Excuse: Incorporating Core Values, Accountability, and Balance into Your Life and Career “.  460 groups and counting.  4.80/4.84/4.83/100.00 %.  Book him soon!  Visit his ... Read More »


Speaking at SingerLewak Academy, Orange County, CA

Speaking at SingerLewak Academy, Orange County, CA

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Tough Duty Going to a Temecula Networking Event this Morning

Tough Duty Going to a Temecula Networking Event this Morning

Tough Duty this morning driving 0.5 miles from my home to a networking event at a local winery, Wilson creek, with hot air balloons taking off in the background!  I love it here, so much so that I started the first ever Vistage CEO Group here:  Temecula Valley Vistage CEO Group Read More »


Vistage Sponsors PGA Golf

‘Team Vistage’ Tees Off With The Signing Of Three PGA TOUR Pros World’s most trusted CEO peer advisory organization signs Charley Hoffman, Marc Leishman and Stewart Cink to partnerships, helping Vistage reach golf fans and business leaders around the world.  Read More »


Alan Mulally at Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Speaking in San Diego

Speaking in San Diego

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AGILE Luck: a Lot Less Random than you Think!

AGILE Luck:  a Lot Less Random than you Think!

Its not by accident that the AGILE are lucky and the lucky are AGILE!  Luck is huge in AGILITY, except its a lot less random than you think. Read More »


Speaking in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)

Speaking in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)

Flew in late at night from warm, dry and blue-sky sunny San Diego!  A little different here!  Always have a great time nevertheless. Read More »


The Ego Paradox & The Hero Quest (Erik Larson)

The Ego Paradox & The Hero Quest (Erik Larson)

Caught up with my good friend, Chair and Speaker Erik Larson at ChairWorld.  I was wowed by what he has done with his speaker topic and materials since speaking at all 3 of groups 2 years ago and so honored to discover that he took some of my suggestions and ran with them.  I am immediately booking him to come ... Read More »


Speaking at Vistage ChairWorld 2018: The AGILE Chair

Speaking at Vistage ChairWorld 2018:  The AGILE Chair

Its such an honor to be invited to speak to my esteemed peers, accomplished Vistage Chairs and Vistage Speakers, about being an AGILE Chair.  Full house/standing room only and great evaluations.  Its really helps them see the agile middle road to navigate the VUCA they experience as Chairs.  They loved my use of the Cat & Dog as an example ... Read More »


Kickoff of the LA-OC Cohort for the 2018 Vistage Executive Leadership Program

Kickoff of the LA-OC Cohort for the 2018 Vistage Executive Leadership Program

Great start to the Los Angeles-Orange County cohort of the 2018 VELP (Vistage Executive Leadership Program) in collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  What a diverse, quality and caliber cohort of 12 Vistage members who will be journeying together for this 12 month program bringing together two world class brands into a unique executive advancement program.  Delighted to ... Read More »


Traders & Investors – are you in the 5% Minority or the 95% Majority? American Dream or American Nightmare?

Traders & Investors – are you in the 5% Minority or the 95% Majority?  American Dream or American Nightmare?

60 Minutes segment entitled, “401K Fallout” during the great recession.  But 95% of people are still blindly trusting in their 401K and will ride the rollercoaster of the markets and a next downturn/crash.  5% won’t because they are active in dynamically managing their 401K. </ A video of Mad Money’s Jim Cramer talking about his role as a Hedge Fund ... Read More »


Economic Outlook: Are you Recession-Ready? Will you be Depression-Ready?

Economic Outlook:  Are you Recession-Ready?  Will you be Depression-Ready?

I have been looking for a latest economic update from the Beaulieu Brothers of ITR Economics who have a high profile/trusted reputation in the Vistage community and I found this:  Downturn Will Usher in the Roaring 20s Read the whole thing (through the small part when it gets Denver specific) and you will see they are staying true to what ... Read More »

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