W.A.I.T.

Early in marriage, Alisa asked me, “How do you determine what you say? Is everything that comes to mind uttered? Is every thought spoken? What is withheld?” To be sure, throughout our marriage, Alisa speaks more substantively. I speak more plentifully. For...

Rescue Not

When someone struggles, it’s gracious to offer a helping hand. Except all the time, too early, or for the wrong reason. During a videoconference of Vistage Chairs this morning, one of the Chairs was wrestling with a question. The question required consideration....

The Four Sounds (During A Meeting)

Early this morning, a few Chairs (of Vistage groups) gathered for cross-training. We call it “Chairs On Zoom Getting Coffee.” During today’s Zoom videoconference, this sudden awareness. Four Sounds There are four sounds during a peer group meeting: The voice of one of...

Forced Choice

About 15 years ago, Bill Oesterle called me. Founder of Angie’s List, Bill is a role model. At the time of that telephone call, Bill was a silent partner in my advertising agency, the late Young Isaac. Bill had long watched me fail to grow the value of the...