APRIL 12TH – AT&T Conference Center – 200 Austin business owners and executives came together for a day focused on business optimization and leadership. Key take-aways:

  • Talent planning – for employees and onboarding the best and brightest
  • Accountability and scorecarding performance
  • Surrounding yourself with smart people and say thank you daily
  • Align employee incentives to strategic goals
  • What if every position had a deadline?
  • Social Media is the world’s largest focus group – “word of mouth has now become
  • As an owner or leader – are you doing on what you can do to further the success of your company? Who’s job are you doing?
  • World of mouth”
  • Leadership Template – STAMP
  1. Simple – less is more and keep it simple
  2. True – stay true to yourself
  3. Act – Take action and do not be afraid to fail
  4. Map – Have a firm goal with a flexible plan
  5. People – teamwork is dreamwork – ask can I count of you?

Thanks to:

  • David Meltzer – http://www.davemeltzer.com
  • Thomas Stewart – Executive Director http://www.middlemarketcenter.org
  • Erik Qualman – http://socialnomics.net/erik-qualman/



Ed Stillman is a 11 Vistage Chair in Austin Texas. http://www.edstillmantx.com