Boring strategy sessions are the bain of every busy executive.  Thankfully, when I spoke to a group of 130 CEOs in San Diego, California last week, I felt hopeful that they still have their place in today's Web 2.0 world.

This meeting was unlike any other event where I have been invited. I just had to tell you about the strategies that host Jim Tenuto used to produce a spectacular brand and experience.
Jim is the President of the Renaissance Executive Forums CEO peer groups in San Diego, California. His CEO peer groups represent a solid cross section of San Diego entrepreneurs.  Here's Jim with an overview:

 

Join us tomorrow at Anthology 7:30 am for breakfast & book signing–email jtenuto@executiveforums.com for registration details.

Just landed in San Diego for tomorrow's CEO breakfast and book signing…the 80 degree sunny weather sure has me energized!


I had the pleasure of conducting another interview with Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40 headquartered in San Diego, California.  For the past six years, I have constantly been intrigued by Garry’s intense commitment to developing people.  While many companies have postponed professional development and innovation until the economic climate improves, WD-40 stays the course.  Enjoy this 30-minute interview and hear how he and his team have achieved the following:

* aligned team performance goals with company performance goals
* ensured their company values contribute directly to building a strong fortress of brands
* invested in programs that create a positive impact in the global communities they serve

* created leading performance indicators to ensure consistent results

I also suggest you listen to what keeps Garry energized during these challenging times….

Enjoying clear blue skies in Portland…off to shop and prepare for world travels in April & May!

We face a plethora of negative economic news every day. How can we build a successful business strategy when we are bombarded by nay-sayers?  I looked under the covers and found encouraging signs of growth.  Act on them before your competitors do.

Here are just a few, and some strategies for capitalizing on them.

While networking with several professional services firms this month, I have discovered some disturbing habits. A wise person once said:  "When the water is low, you can see the rocks."  And boy, are these rocks jagged!

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These ruminations apply to solo practitioners as well as $200M established accounting firms:

While networking with several professional services firms this month, I have discovered some disturbing habits. A wise person once said:  "When the water is low, you can see the rocks."  And boy, are these rocks jagged!

Beach_rocks

These ruminations apply to solo practitioners as well as $200M established accounting firms:

Is your current marketing plan strategy really generating the results you want?

It certainly isn't for many of the business owners in my online community.  Nearly half of the people I surveyed last December told me some disturbing facts.  For those companies generating less than $1M in revenues, they told me that they felt unfocused and exhausted about their business.   Their second most pressing issue is that they are struggling to attract funding and profitable clients. 

That's why I just launched a new program to help my community unleash sustainable top-line growth without giving up their lives.  You can learn more here:
www.energizegrowth.com/focusprogram

I’m a featured speaker on March 17 at the Renaissance Executive Forums San Diego All Hands CEO breakfast. 

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Marshall Goldsmith, author of 18 business books, including “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” and “Mojo,” will also be presenting.

If you are a business owner or CEO, and would benefit from meeting 100+ leaders from the San Diego area, contact me and I will send you an invitation. …

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