Author: Kurt Greene

Preparing for 2023: Key Factors for Business Leaders

Recently the Vistage Confidence Index fell to 69.0, one of the lowest Index readings recorded since the Before Times (March 2020). While supply-chain glitches have eased somewhat, recession concerns continue and challenges in finding and keeping talent persist for most employers. Here are three key factors for you to consider as you prepare strategic plans… Read more »

The Cheapest Way to Improve Profitability

Inflation. Supply chain woes. Gasoline prices. Talent shortages. The R-word That Must Not Be Named (shhh, you’ll make it happen!). Recently Vistage members in Knoxville spent a morning with expert speaker Xavier Douwes. He opened his presentation with this pithy remark: “Operations is really the non-sexy secret to success in every business.” (Proof: 35,000 business… Read more »

5 Common Mistakes CEOs Make When Choosing a Peer Advisory Group

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African proverb Let’s expose a dirty little leadership secret: It’s lonely at the top. Many chief executives—regardless of company size—don’t regularly hear the tough truths about their own performance as chief executives and about their businesses. Human nature being… Read more »

Why your recruiting process sucks

In my “Strategies” column in the July 2021 issue of Knox.biz magazine, we mentioned that when it comes to reigniting growth, talent is a key driver. The demand and competition for talent these days continues to be extreme, and companies are working harder than ever on talent acquisition and retention, yet not seeing much improvement.… Read more »

How to Reignite Your Growth Engine

As the United States begins to emerge from COVID, many businesses are feeling the growth—and for many, also the pain—of the economic recovery releasing pent up demand in many sectors. New post-pandemic realities are starting to take shape, and the owners and leaders in small and midsize businesses (SMBs) who strategize, invest, and prepare for… Read more »