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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.

Are you helping your employees become more effective?

Top of the list when speaking with CEOs and business owners is the subject of finding and retaining good employees.  By far, more than strategy or finances, the performance of individuals is the most daunting task. Since everything within an … Continue reading

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Are you overlooking the obvious?

Take a few minutes to learn how Obvious (Oliver) Adams grew a great business! Obvious Adams

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Are you achieving your potential growth?

Why? During the recent Great Recession (2005 – 2009) the average Vistage CEO Member companies in the US grew an average +5.8% CAGR while D&B companies declined on average -9.2% over the same time period. How much was attributed to … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts for the Day

  A FIRST IMPRESSION BUSINESS Years ago there was a survey of life’s greatest fears.   The apprehension of speaking before an audience ranked first (death was 7th).   Many successful people will tell you that speaking to the right groups made … Continue reading

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How does the phrase “Doing More with Less” motivate your employees?

Are you going to be the market leader in your industry? Will you be the market leader because of strategic planning, financial wizardry, or execution? How will you maintain your leadership position? If execution is required does the phrase “Doing … Continue reading

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Why is conflict so important?

The following paper is by Craig Weber, a Vistage speaker, author, and owner of the Weber Consulting Group. Leaning Into Difference: The Key to Solving Tough Problems By Craig Weber Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress   – Mahatma … Continue reading

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What are the 7 Lessons from 1776?

The following is reprinted from Bustin & Co. Due to popular response, this July 2012 bulletin is being redistributed. 7 Lessons from 1776 Tomorrow – July 4 – Americans celebrate Independence Day. This national holiday commemorates the passage by the … Continue reading

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How can you improve your bottom line?

PURPOSE – IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE The future of tomorrow’s businesses will be determined by tomorrow’s leaders – today’s young professionals. The Accelerated Professionals program “LAUNCHES LEADERS.” The program develops employees who you want to be your company’s leaders. To … Continue reading

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Are you trying to win or trying to not lose?

Washington and Lincoln on Management: “My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty, it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.” George … Continue reading

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How do companies benefit from their senior HR executive being part of our Vistage Group?

STRATEGY, FINANCE, or PEOPLE, which is most important for the success of your company/business?  I would argue that all three are a necessity and if you forget, or ignore, any one of the three you will never achieve your company’s … Continue reading

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