What did you learn in April & May?

Wow! How time flies, it is already summer and June is flying by. In April, Ole Carlson conducted a speaker/workshop session based on his book “ASPIRE
3 Powerful Strategies for Creating More of What You Want, NOW” to our Vistage Groups. All attendees agree with Marshall Faulk’s (former NFL MVP) quotation “Buckle up. Get ready to ask yourself hard questions. To get clear about what you aspire to have more of. That is what Ole Carlson is encouraging us to seek in this remarkable book, Aspire. His message is one of hope to improve our lives. He gives us the blueprint to obtain it.” You can read the worksheets from the session by clicking here. I encourage you to read ASPIRE, as well as Ole’s book “Beneath the Armor: How Business Leaders Stand Tall in a Turbulent Global Economy.”

In May we had the Vistage All-City meeting with Keith McFarland for the morning’s speaker session. Keith presented a summary of his #1 Wall Street Journal & New York Times bestseller book “THE BREAKTHROUGH COMPANY, How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers.” While I cannot upload the audio of the presentation to this site, I will be glad to send you the session by e-mail if you can receive a 40 MB e-mail. If you would like to receive the audio please click here.

The ACCELERATED PROFESSIONALS program is now ready to launch. This last month we finally published our website, Accelerated Professionals, which has videos, information about the program, an application, and we will be continually updating the site.

Once a month, the Houston M&A Forum meets for lunch to discuss/promote M&A activity. This past month I was invited to be the luncheon speaker and presented “How to Improve Your Business Value.” You can download the presentation by clicking here. One last topic for this post is a very helpful tool titled “62 E-Commerce Tips” which is quite informative. You can read or download the paper by clicking here.

The title of the post “What did you learn in April & May?” was chosen due to the amount of learning we accomplished since the last posting. Leadership is developed, not learned, imitated, or taught, we work together to develop each member as a unique leader based on their strengths.

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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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