Uncomfortable Payoff; Speaking Millenial; Finders to Grinders; Innovation Tools; Econ Recon

Who in your life fits Harvey Mackay’s description? 
C-Level Peers in a Vistage Group certainly would.
Contact me if it’s time to find peers who, as Harvey says, can
keep up with you, while teaching you something.
Stephen.Johnson@Vistagechair.com 

Uncomfortable Payoff

“Winners do things others won’t” is an adage that has stood the test of time. It seems intuitive, but just what ARE some of those things? They will undoubtedly vary from person to person, but Dr. Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, offers a list that may be common to all. Check out his short blog posting  “Ten Uncomfortable Deeds That Will Payoff Forever

Do You Speak Millennial?

Whatever generational differences there may be between Boomers and Millennials, at least we all speak the same language…..or so we’ve assumed. This article from Inc unpacks the real meaning behind phrases that both Boomers and Millennials use which, while appearing identical, actually have very different meanings depending on the generation of the speaker.

Take a moment to explore the Six Things Millennials Say at Work and What They REALLY Mean.

Finders, Minders, Grinders

A short article from Forbes reminds us of the challenges of team building and the necessity of focusing on fundamentals. One enduring principle of developing an effective team is to remember the old adage that there are Finders, Minders and Grinders. One new startup shares how it met the challenges of finding and hiring each of these important contributors. 

Innovating Innovatively: 7 Tools

As the year end approaches, many companies will be engaging in strategic planning sessions and CEOs will be hoping that their team’s creative juices will be flowing. Too often the leader just says “let’s brainstorm,” but doesn’t really have the tools or techniques to unlock the creativity of the team.

Innovation expert Brian Mattimore has a new book which provides us just such tools. Seven of these tools are summarized in this brief blog posting “7 All Time Greatest Ideation Techniques.”

Econ Recon

There’s an old adage that “timing is everything.”  Alex Chausovsky of ITR Economics takes this to heart and looks ahead to the end of the current expansion with some advice for decision makers (that’s you).

He warns that “there are approximately _??__ months left in the current cyclical rising trend in the US economy.” Find out what he thinks goes in the blank by checking out his brief but important blog entry on “Navigating the Crest.”



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