Vistage members know no limits. Amid a mountain of challenges, they have the drive to attempt the seemingly impossible. To work harder than ever before. To lead in unprecedented times. And to do it all again tomorrow.
The Vistage Member Excellence Awards honor the achievement of 100+ trailblazing members each year. Nominated by Vistage peers and Chairs (executive coaches), award winners are small and midsize business leaders from around the globe who are steadfast in their leadership climb and their embodiment of Vistage values — with an impact that resonates from businesses, to Vistage peer groups, to communities and beyond.
In Winners’ wisdom: A journey through the 7 laws of leadership, you’re invited to access the insights of 2020’s award winners through a lens of proven CEO leadership tenets. Told in short vignettes with actionable takeaways, this interactive e-book shines a light on the hard-earned learnings of C-suite top performers. Gain proven tips, best practices and inspiration.
Sixty years of coaching 100,000+ CEOs and business owners has provided invaluable perspective on what it takes to be not only a top performer, but a leader who lifts others. Conquer the 7 laws and start planting flags on your highest aspirations in business and in life.
For an idea of the caliber of member stories shared in Winners’ wisdom, read on below.
Law #1 Reject shortcuts to growth.
My favorite quote is, “Build a bridge and get over it.” – Kelly Solomon
Kelly Solomon | San Francisco/Silicon Valley
CEO & Founder, Signature Coast Holdings
Chair: Paul Nobmann
Vistage member since 2016
There’s a reason a Vistage peer calls Kelly Solomon, “one of the best leaders I know.” One of few female owners in her industry, Kelly grew her landscape business (recently acquired by Brightview) from her garage to one of the top 100 companies in the U.S., earning a spot on North Bay Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for the past nine years.
1. Give the whys.
2. Be accountable, and hold people accountable.
3. You can be kind and still make profits.
4. Prioritize staff’s needs, they are the heart of your company.
Law #2 Create space to work on the business.
“A culture of accountability has changed everything.” – Alan Chaffee
Alan Chaffee | Seattle
CEO & Founder, Turning Point Consulting
Chair: Kevin McKeown
Vistage member since 2017
Alan Chaffee came to Vistage with a clear goal: Shift from working in the business, to working on it. “Our staff lives up to their commitments, to our clients, to the company’s culture and to themselves. They want to do a great job — it’s my responsibility to give them the best place to accomplish that.”
1. Lead with definitive goals and expectations, follow up with accountability.
2. Empower people with the knowledge that you trust them.
3. Culture trumps all — informed by a clear mission and vision.
To access the remaining 5 leadership laws and more Vistage CEO member insights, access your free copy of “Winners’ wisdom” now.