When you own or run a business, even the simplest decisions can have profound and far-reaching implications.
Vistage members find that the peer advisory feedback and development training they get out of their participation has a marked impact on their growth as a leader. Not surprisingly, our members soon discover that their companies also experience a significant growth as a direct result of the leadership development provided by their Vistage group.
Year after year, Vistage member companies have significantly outperformed non-member companies. From 2007 to 2012, our members saw an 11.6 percent increase in revenues, compared to the average of 5.4 percent for D&B U.S. companies. The numbers support what our members already know: Vistage works.
Vistage works because in every group and in every meeting, no topic of off-limits. If you are willing to talk candidly about the tough decisions you face, fellow members will rally around you…listening, probing, asking tough questions…and bring to bear every resource they have to help you grow as a leader and improve the workings of your business. Better leaders make better decisions that lead to better results. In New Mexico, we believe that developing better business leaders has a direct impact on the economy of our state.
When our members have access to new perspectives – whether from fellow business peers, an impartial facilitator or expert resources speakers – they expand their view beyond their company walls in a way that traditional executive leadership training just can’t offer. One of our members said it best: “My Vistage group encouraged me to examine every part of our business from the perspective of an “outsider looking in” and to focus on one or two strategic priorities at a time.” (Tom Antram, CEO & President, French Family of Companies.)