At the Vistage International Chair and Member Conference I attended last week nearly 1000 people with similar ideas lived together in a bubble for four days. Since the Gaylord Texan Resort is covered by a gigantic glass structure filled with fanciful canyons, waterfalls and dessert landscapes the illusion was complete. Most of us never went [...]
In my work as a CEO Coach for small and medium businesses there is an increasing focus on working capital. Business is improving, though sometimes nearly imperceptibly. Credit lines for small businesses have been cut back by banks seeking to reduce exposure. New working capital loans or asset based lending is scarce. Business owners are [...]
August 8th Frank De Raffele, internationally noted speaker and New York Times Best Selling author will speak on Leading Diverse Teams to Greater Productivity. This event will take place at 8:30 a.m. and run until 11:30 a.m. in Palm Beach Gardens. This is an all CEO meeting and is our way of sharing the Vistage [...]Continue Reading →
If the real agenda for your business is in alignment with the core values and habits that key associates exhibit everyday in conducting the flow and meter of the business then life is good. If your mission as an entrepreneur is clear and well communicated often, if your view of the market is true and [...]Continue Reading →
I have heard the “we can’t because” answer way too often. Everyone is already working overtime. The data is not perfect. We are not sure that’s the right way to go. There is no budget for that. We tried that before and it did not work. Everyone is on vacation in the summer. We can’t [...]Continue Reading →
Soon after I began working with Carol, she expressed concern that she and her minority partner were no longer on the same page. She wanted to improve the company with consistent HR policies, install sound process that would add value for their clients and create a new mid management level that would allow the partners [...]Continue Reading →
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Herb Meyer served as Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council during the Reagan administration. He came to Florida recently to speak to the Vistage CEO Summit and presented, “What in the World is Going On? – A Global Intelligence Briefing for CEOs” I [...]Continue Reading →
I was pleased to represent Vistage Florida last night at the Ultimate CEO Awards presented by the South Florida Business Journal in partnership with the Palm Beach County Business Development Board and The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. The CEO Awards evening was held at The Breakers in Palm Beach. Vistage [...]Continue Reading →
Hello.Founded in 2006 by Les Deck, a serial entrepreneur with a 35-year history of growing businesses, Les Deck Consulting specializes in helping small businesses thrive in a climate of accelerating change. Les offers executive coaching, seminars, and leads Vistage CEO peer groups in South Florida where he lives.