Vistage is not Urgent, yet Vistage is Important

Vistage is not Urgent, yet Vistage is Important…here’s why:

Business owners, Presidents and CEOs of small to mid size companies sometimes see themselves as the head cook and bottle washer. Urgent is cash and cash needs to be king and making payroll is a “must do” requirement. Juggling suppliers and dealing with people, product or process issues can be a day-to-day requirement. At the end of the day, week and/or month – “Who’s job am I doing?” & “What do you suggest?” should be on your mind to separate urgent from important and assist you in delegating.

Important is looking around the corner, spending more and more of your time on revenue generating activities and profit producing projects. Important is becoming a better leader, making better decisions and growing your profitability. Important is hiring the right people in the right seats and getting out of their way. Please consider finding a peer-to-peer local leadership group where you will have monthly meetings to sharpen your leadership saw, provide you some accountability and led by a professional facilitator and business coach.

All the best,

Continued Successes,


Ed Stillman, Group Chair

Austin Texas, Vistage Worldwide

Mobile and Text 512.422.6232

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I grew up in Carlsbad, north San Diego County, lost my dad as a teenager, went into the USAF for four years and hired on with 3M in 1969. Received my AA from Santa Barbara City College, BA and Masters from Redlands University and after 33 plus years, I retired from 3M in 2002. As I look back on my life, I have been creating myself and developing my skill sets to be a business coach and a Vistage Chair. I am president of SEOT, a "personal improvement" consulting firm spending most of my time working with Central Texas executives running small to medium size for-profit companies who are focusing on improving their profitability greater than their competition. My area of interest is assisting senior executives in creating a better balance between business commitments and personal relationships. I also facilatate three leadership labs each consisting of a dozen owners, presidents and CEOs. We meet monthly both in a group setting as well as in a 1-to-1 coaching session. Our focus is to sharpen each others' skills in becoming better leaders, making better decisions and taking ourselves and companies to that next level. Who are we? My members are experienced top executives who recognize that they don’t have all the answers and who actively seek the company of successful peers—both to give and receive insights and ideas. My members mine the 200 plus years of chief executive experience that comes together in our monthly meetings and members are eager to offer their own experience and insights in the process. As a group, we spend our time exploring topics members can't discuss anywhere else. My members have many other places where they can engage in idle, "cocktail party" chatter. Our mission is to provide the setting for discussing the "undiscussable." Where or who can you go to for confidential, honest feedback to assist you in minimizing your personal "Worry List"?