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

Sage Smart: Underdogs work together to win

Posted on March 24, 2014

How did the underdogs get their bite in knocking off a stunning array of top-seeded teams in the NCAA college basketball championships? And what can aspiring business leaders learn from victories achieved against teams with far greater star power? Jerry … Continued

Disciplined Exercise Can Foster Prosperity

Posted on March 22, 2014

“Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.” Andre Maurois Each year as our birthday approaches, we are reminded that some decade markers are getting closer. They seem to create … Continued