CEO Confidence Soars

The Q4 2010 Vistage CEO Confidence Index member survey has been tabulated and with over 1700 CEOs responding suggests many if not most business owners and CEOs are looking forward to a very strong growth year. There were 22 questions and when asked at question #17 “Will business in 2011 be better than in was in 2010?” 73% responded it would be better!

Survey Highlights were:

  • 58% of CEOs stated that, compared to a year ago, overall economic conditions of the U.S. have improved.
  • 46% of CEOs surveyed said they pledged personal assets or invested cash to help their companies weather the economic downturn.
  • Only 20% of CEOs stated that it’s easier to obtain credit today than six months ago, while 38% responded that it’s not easier.
  • 39% of CEOs stated that they are currently marketing their sustainability or “green practices” to their clients or customers.
  • Only 15% of CEOs believe that current immigration laws are hampering their ability to hire skilled workers..

 Dr. Richard Curtin, Director of Surveys and Consumers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Vistage consultant for the Confidence Index notes, “This was the most favorable outlook for economic growth since the start of 2004.”

Here’s the link to the survey

Published by edstillman

I grew up in Carlsbad, north San Diego County, lost my dad as a teenager, went into the USAF for four years and hired on with 3M in 1969. Received my AA from Santa Barbara City College, BA and Masters from Redlands University and after 33 plus years, I retired from 3M in 2002. As I look back on my life, I have been creating myself and developing my skill sets to be a business coach and a Vistage Chair. I am president of SEOT, a "personal improvement" consulting firm spending most of my time working with Central Texas executives running small to medium size for-profit companies who are focusing on improving their profitability greater than their competition. My area of interest is assisting senior executives in creating a better balance between business commitments and personal relationships. I also facilatate three leadership labs each consisting of a dozen owners, presidents and CEOs. We meet monthly both in a group setting as well as in a 1-to-1 coaching session. Our focus is to sharpen each others' skills in becoming better leaders, making better decisions and taking ourselves and companies to that next level. Who are we? My members are experienced top executives who recognize that they don’t have all the answers and who actively seek the company of successful peers—both to give and receive insights and ideas. My members mine the 200 plus years of chief executive experience that comes together in our monthly meetings and members are eager to offer their own experience and insights in the process. As a group, we spend our time exploring topics members can't discuss anywhere else. My members have many other places where they can engage in idle, "cocktail party" chatter. Our mission is to provide the setting for discussing the "undiscussable." Where or who can you go to for confidential, honest feedback to assist you in minimizing your personal "Worry List"?

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