Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Resilient Company

This year’s CEO Retreat is titled “The Resilient Company.” Timely topic, I think! On a conference call with a couple dozen members yesterday, presenter Keith McFarland had them asking “can we start tomorrow?” Here are some excerpts from the call that offer insight into this Retreat program. “Greatness is built into companies in the tough […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 7:37 pm
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Family Business CEOs Face Unique Challenges

Two dozen members of the Virginia Council of CEOs met over lunch last week to share what they know about “Thriving in a Family Business.” The 90 minute session at the Robins School of Business was a chance for the CEOs to talk about the challenges of running a family business, and to share what […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 2:31 pm
Monday, November 10, 2008

CEO Authors

When David Ingram, CEO of Capital TechSearch, told me he was writing a book, I was jealous. How does this guy have time to write a book! I have trouble carving out time to write 150 words a week for this blog! Maybe that’s why Ingram is so successful. In fact, the book he is […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 2:05 pm
Monday, November 3, 2008

Watch These Companies Grow

Greater Richmond Companies To Watch is Richmond’s annual event to showcase a select group of innovative companies with high growth potential. Companies To Watch is a program of the Venture Forum. Three of the ten 2009 Companies To Watch are led by Virginia Council of CEOs members. Congratulations to: Jim Slabaugh of nHealth Seth Schmidt […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 5:18 pm
Monday, November 3, 2008

Cut Costs

Two dozen small company CEOs who belong to the Virginia Council of CEOs gathered last week to share ideas for cutting costs in their businesses. Here is a summary of the ideas they generated. It Takes A Village Give immediate rewards to employees for cost savings or streamlining processes. Incent staff on cost savings and […]

Posted by Scot McRoberts at 5:11 pm