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Exclusive Insights

As a Vistage member, you get access to exclusive year-round events filled with innovative, cuttingedge thought leadership.

Our recent lineup of Peak Performer events and National CEO Conferences feature acclaimed business and leadership experts eager to share their experiences, insights and key takeaways that you can apply to any business challenge.

Leadership in Times of Crisis

Former CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi offered insights and guidance on how to effectively lead in today’s uncertain and rapidly changing world. She outlined how she managed balancing commerce and public health concerns in the wake of COVID-19. Nooyi also drove home the necessity of leaders possessing the “5 Cs”: competence, courage, communication, curiosity and compass.

Key Takeaway: CEOs have a responsibility to their teams and the type of legacy they leave behind. The future requires novel ideas, novel strategies for business and novel capabilities that can be sustained well into the future.

3 Steps to Regenerating Your Team

The importance of teamwork was the resounding theme of New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lencioni’s presentation exclusive to the Vistage community. In his 25 years of working with teams, Lencioni reiterated the importance of team players, leveraging talent and methods to achieve high performance. He provided innovative yet practical methods to strengthen and reinvigorate CEOs’ companies and laid the roadmap for long-term success.

Key Takeaway: SMBs have a unique challenge in that the positive results of teamwork have a noticeable impact felt throughout the organization. Conversely, ineffective teamwork will be just as noticeable, and possibly damaging.

Growth Through Sales and Marketing

The Growth Through Sales and Marketing National CEO Conference featured four keynotes who provided insights on how to navigate a changing digital market and prepare for a dynamic future. Bonin Bough, chief growth officer of Triller; Boaz Rauchwerger, Vistage speaker and President, Boaz Power Corporation; Deb Gabor, Vistage speaker and CEO, Sol Marketing; and Tiffani Bova, Global Customer Growth & Innovation Evangelist of Salesforce, provided the audience with daring insights to overhaul their current marketing methods. Themes surrounding “embracing uniqueness” and “taking an out-of-box approach” were shared along with data to support new methods.

Key Takeaway: Preparing your business for growth in the future means adapting to change and taking new, calculated risks.

Technology and Innovation

The CEO’s Journey: Technology and Innovation was a powerful Vistage National CEO Conference.

Keynote speakers Andrew McAfee, co-founder and co-director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Adaora Udoji, media innovator, shared their wisdom about preparing for and adapting to rapid innovation. Hundreds of Vistage CEO members joined together to explore their role in instilling the change necessary to stay relevant and soar past competition.

Andrew McAfee

Key Takeaway: Align your team and strategic goals with an innovative mindset by embracing challenge and empowerment.

People and Culture

As the talent wars continue to escalate, how can you tackle imperatives for recruiting, hiring, retention and employee development while championing a culture of connectivity for a hybridized workforce? Keynotes from power players like Liz Wiseman, bestselling author of “Multipliers: How the best leaders make everyone smarter;” breakout sessions on critical topics like hiring, recruiting, and mental health; and networking with Vistage CEOs across the U.S. provided an opportunity for deep reflection on cultural norms within CEO companies.

Key Takeaway: Instilling a culture of adaptability and agility within your organization fosters exhilaration — not exhaustion — when it comes to the employee experience.

Alan Mulally

Mulally, the legendary CEO who led Ford’s transformation into one of the world’s leading automobile companies, talks strategy and leadership exclusively with the Vistage community.

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