San Diego fires brought unity out of adversity

Posted on May 19, 2014

“Unity is strength….When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek Sometimes it takes a challenging situation to let us know what is really important in life. Last week’s fires caused tremendous chaos in our San Diego … Continued

News Column Notes Sage Executive Group's Growth

Posted on May 14, 2014

Read what Tom York, Business Insider columnist for the San Diego Business Journal, had to say about the expansion of the CEO peer advisory organization on Monday, May 12: Encinitas-based Sage Executive Group’s Brian Yui expects his startup to more … Continued

Lessons Learned from Mom

Posted on May 12, 2014

You are getting this update with Mother’s Day still fresh in our minds. Unless you live in a cave,  you probably heard Kevin Durant’s acceptance speech last week when named the NBA’s MVP. He gave an impassioned testimony to his … Continued

Communication Tools Devour Executives' Time

Posted on May 5, 2014

I read an article in Inc. Magazine yesterday that addressed the cognitive overload being imposed on the lives of C Level executives by communication technologies. It referred to e-mail as the greatest culprit, so overwhelming that it has taken away … Continued

Sage Extends Its Reach

Posted on May 1, 2014

Sage Executive Group, started just two years ago as a CEO peer organization, is spreading its roots to strengthen the leadership skills of finance and operating officers and other top-level executives. The announcement was made in a Sage Press Release to … Continued

Giving as a Way to Get Ahead

Posted on April 28, 2014

I just reread a book that has become one of my favorites. It is called “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann. I first read it in 2009 when it was given to me as a gift for … Continued

Making the workweek work

Posted on April 11, 2014

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson What does the most effective workweek look like? I have always been a believer that hard work and effectiveness will equal success in business. During times of … Continued

Sow honestly, reap wisely

Posted on April 4, 2014

Interesting and very thoughtful message for all to read.  This is special… A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his … Continued

Sage Smart: The Art of Receiving

Posted on April 2, 2014

Top-tier executives accustomed to handing out credit can encounter a surprising challenge – how to accept praise. That question of personality fit was one of the main themes of an address on conscious business management given to a roomful of … Continued

Leadership as root cause

Posted on March 29, 2014

Phrase: What does “A fish always rots from the head down” mean? Definition: When something fails, it is the leadership that is the root cause. If the top of the organization is not functioning properly, then the bad practices filter … Continued