Tony Gwynn Left a Legacy of Giving

Posted on June 24, 2014

“What can I do for you?” Tony Gwynn Several years ago I got a call from the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation, and we agreed to provide some much needed equipment. I went along with our technical people to the … Continued

Write Down and Teach Your Business Values

Posted on June 10, 2014

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey I was invited to participate in a meeting last week to discuss the following question: “How do I maintain and … Continued

Executives: Beware Trying to "Fix" Those Who Don't Fit

Posted on May 31, 2014

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Maya Angelou This has been my favorite saying when it comes to refining and improving business cultures.  I am constantly in debate with amazing leaders who live the … Continued

Sage CEO named to Urban Corps honorary board

Posted on May 27, 2014

The Urban Corps of San Diego has named Jerry Rollins, CEO and Chairman of Sage Executive Group, to the Honorary Committee for its 25th anniversary celebration.  Sage, a peer advisory organization for CEOs and other top business executives, has a … Continued

Honor our vets with a job

Posted on May 27, 2014

In thinking about my weekly message, I of course had to say something about Memorial Day. I did not know when it was established, so I went to Wiki. Here is the short form description. Memorial Day: From Wikipedia, the … Continued

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