Your Quest

Below is Gregg Vanourek’s full presentation at a recent conference in Stockholm.  Gregg has been involved with the Vail Leadership Institute for many years, serving for the last several years on our Board of Trustees.  The topic Gregg speaks about is one that many of the Institute’s retreat participants focus on as they develop plans for […]

Learning All Around

Each day we can learn from a variety of situations. When you think of what happens in your day, it is mostly “habit” with some spontaneous circumstances mixed in. Within our days, are we truly asking ourselves to learn and to “be present” in each moment? Or, are we going with the flow of our […]

Leaders look beyond the balance sheet

A balance sheet is one of the main financial reports for an organization. It tracks assets, liabilities and the equity of the company. Its companion, the income statement, tracks operating performance through revenue and expenses. Great managers master these two documents and can read deep into the numbers to quickly assess trends and shifts in […]

A Mentor’s Impact

Most of us have been in a place in our lives where the road has forked, or our future direction has become quite foggy.  In most cases, we are left with only our past experiences and skills to navigate a path to safe harbor or future success.   Yet, by inserting a third variable into this […]

Focused Leaders

 “Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention” – Herbert Simon 1971 – Nobel Prize winning economist This quote and excerpt below from the Harvard Business Review (December 2013) is a great reminder on all of the components necessary to lead in your life. “A focused leader is not the person concentrating on […]

The Power of Purpose

Our definition of purpose is the quality around which you shape your life; a source of energy and direction; your reason for being or why you get up in the morning. Richard Leider, author of the Power of Purpose, says, “Purpose answers the question: what am I trying to do with my life?”  It is […]

Extend Trust

“I have found that by trusting people until they prove themselves unworthy of that trust, a lot more happens.” - James Burke Rather than seal ourselves off, we are usually better served to connect with others.  There’s strength in numbers and we can typically do more collectively than we can individually. Stephen M.R. Covey in his […]