CEOs, Determine Your “Make or Break” and get going on it!

My 2011 Vistage Speaker Series starts on January 20th.

We will have an amazing speaker, former Vistage COO, Dan Barnett conduct his “Make or Break” workshop in the afternoon. His message focuses on the power of execution in business.

How does he know this you ask?

If you are a business owner of a 5 million annual revenue company and looking for tips and techniques on great execution, come see for yourself. Be part of a group of 13 to 15 where the collective wisdom exceeds 200 leadership years.

We talk a lot about Productivity and getting more with less using technology. Technology is only an enabler however once you have a compelling vision. The true catalyst for great productivity is having a clear outcome and plan for your business and life.

What is the ONE THING that you or your business needs to do to deliver on your vision?

For Vistage COO, Dan Barnett, it was “membership growth.” He focused all his staff on that and painted a picture for them of what it would look like. Everything they did was focused around the “Make or Break.” Every week he reviewed a dashboard with his staff.  Now this is not your typical dashboard with financial numbers on it.  Sure those are there, but Dan makes the case that financial indicators only give you a picture of the past and does not give you an opportunity to correct quickly.  His dashboard included a picture of the progress.

Are you able to predict your future? Dan and his team did for 5 years….

Consider Giving this a try and let me know your progress.

  • Practical steps for the CEO (of your business or your life!)
  • Write down your vision AND the ONE THING that you need to do to be great at it.
  • Create a dashboard to monitor those activities that get you closer to that ONE THING.
  • Make sure your staff has the tools needed to get their jobs done, including technology and helpdesk services that add value.
  • Execute!  Make the ONE thing your FIRST thing every day!

Call or email me and see if there is room for you at our conference room table on the afternoon of January 20th.

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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