Marketing, Borrowing, Leadership, & Risk Management

My Vistage practice offers a continuing wealth of knowledge that I would like to share with you. Recently Stephen Covey, in an interview with Vistage, discussed leadership authority and answered four questions.

  • How do you measure the engagement of your workforce in relation to your leadership abilities? When performance is lacking, it is always a leadership issue or an employee issue?
  • In uncertain economic times, how can you create your own career opportunities or expand the value of the position that you currently have (particularly if it’s not your ideal job)?
  • If all or most of the high performers are already engaged, is it just the low performers left in the talent pool?
  • In seeking quality candidates for support positions, where are they hiding?

You can read Mr. Covey’s response by clicking here.

Steve Brody, a Houston Vistage Chair, Vistage International Speaker, and business strategist/coach/mentor recently posted “Brody’s Cardinal Rules of Marketing” in Vistage Village. You can read the rules by clicking here

Lee Katz, of The Turnaround Authority, recent post titled “The CEO’s 10 C’s of Borrowing” is an excellent primer for dealing with a lending institution. You can read the 10 C’s by clicking here.

Risk management is critical to every business. What are you doing to plan for catastrophes? How will you be able to continue operating when a catastrophe strikes? If you do have a risk management standard, when was it last reviewed and updated? If you are working on your risk management strategy you may want to read “A Risk Management Standard.” Are you involved with other domestic and international businesses? The current world events, – earthquakes, Tsunamis, war, bank failures, sovereign debt, etc., – can affect your income statement and balance sheet. If you are interested in calculating the fair value and credit value adjustment (CVA) for interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives you should read Chatham Financial White Paper.

February’s and March’s Vistage CEO and senior HR Key meetings were extremely productive. In my next post I will provide information on what we accomplished. You will want to find out more about Steve Ginsburgh’s, SVP HR & WFD, presentation “Creating Competitive Advantage Through Strategic Human Capital Management Universal Weather and Aviation – Case Study” to our HR Key Group in February, and Chuck Kemper’s, SVP HR Worley Parsons, presentation on “Management Development” to our Key Group in March.

About budjohnson

Mr. Johnson is a Vistage Chair in the Houston Metropolitan area for CE Group 3502, and HR Key Group 9139. In addition Mr. Johnson is the Co-Founder of the Accelerated Professional's program designed to help young professionals become "Business Savvy.....Presentation Capable. Mr. Johnson also works with private equity investors to evaluate corporate opportunities.
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