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CEOs see Opportunity in Downturn

Inflation. Slowing demand. Rising interest rates. Everyone is talking about a recession. Whether a recession happens or not, most CEOs are anxious about what the future holds for their businesses. This was the topic for ninety business owners at a…

CEOs’ Outlook Dims

The latest quarterly CEO Economic Outlook Survey conducted by the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business and the Virginia Council of CEOs reflects lowered expectations for the next six months. More than 80% of CEOs cited inflation and labor…

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What is the Best Time to Join a CEO Roundtable?

7700 CEOs. Over the last 22 years, I think I have met, spoken, texted, or emailed with 7700 CEOs. More than 1100 of them joined VACEOs and participated in a peer roundtable. Not once, ever, have I had a member…

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The Value of a Strategic Plan

All business owners will eventually exit their business, and I believe it is important for leaders to prepare well to exit well. There are a number of tactics that owners can implement that will help them prepare well for an…

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Burnout Prevention for CEOs

Burnout is a real risk for CEOs whose bodies and minds are literally bombarded by stress, causing your brain function to go down as your blood pressure goes up. Stress and change are coming at us at a pace like…