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VISTAGE Chair: Jim Sexton

Raleigh, NC
(919) 302-1719
james.sexton@vistage.com

Is it time to consider a re-organization?

Is it time to consider a re-organization?

11 reasons for REORG:

1.) Maybe you have quit growing the business. As a result your business is stale, stuck or stagnant,

2.) Maybe you have a “seller/doer” model and you’re doing more doing than selling, or selling more than doing,

3.) Never have time to even think about working ON the business as I’m always knee deep in the weeds working IN the business,

4.) Next year’s strategy meeting got crowded by day-to-day,

5.) Frankly, I don’t like to admit it, and I’m a bit of a control freak and I struggle to let go; possible re-organization takes me out of my comfort zone,

6.) I try to delegate and Jim reminds me “delegate does not mean abdicate”,

7.) We lack consistent business processes and as a result, my staff is reluctant to come to me directly with issues and they don’t have anyone else to go to; we often times experience “scope creep”,

8.) We have many suggestions on how to improve our brand and marketing, no n house resources and no one we can turn to help with that,

9.) I’m not sure my son (s) (daughter(s))  have what it takes to run this business; it is clear I don’t really have a #2 (if something were to happen to me)

10.) When we were small and nimble, everybody pitched a hand and wore multiple hats. That was fun! We reached our breaking point last year when the owner jumped in on customer calls!

11.) What got us here most certainly won’t get us there.

Maybe it is time to consider a re-organization. These 11 reasons are just the tip of the iceberg. What are your reasons that you’re putting off a re-organization?

 

 

 

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Jim Sexton: Executive Coach,
Key Note Speaker,
Vistage Triangle Chair

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See what Vistage Members are saying:

"From the superb speakers, to dynamic counsel offered by my fellow CEOs, to the one-to-one sessions with my Chair — we have fundamentally changed how we run our business, manage our teams and drive learning throughout our organization. Our company health and growing success are directly attributable to my Vistage engagement."

Mike Lauber

Mike Lauber

Chairman & CEO, Tusco Display

"Vistage is a critical component of my professional identity. I set quarterly and annual goals for myself using Vistage for accountability and to empower me to have an impact on my team. By implementing what I've learned through Vistage, my business tripled in size."

Dr. Beth Rosselini

Dr. Beth Rosselini

MedTech Researcher,
Nexeon MedSystems, Inc.

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VISTAGE Chair: Jim Sexton

Raleigh, NC
(919) 302-1719
james.sexton@vistage.com

Critical thinking visualization tool

Recently, Paul Sand acquainted me with a critical thinking visualization tool called a Radar Diagram. A radar diagram is a visual problem solving tool. Some may have seen it referred to as a spider graph, mind map or star profile. As Paul says, “diagram allows you to plot several elements to visualize, compare and contrast how things are progressing in your life personally or professionally.” A brain dump to paper if you will.

Unpacking this a bit, some time ago, I initially came into contact with Paul Sand and his “Idea Sandbox” through a VISTAGE contact.

Over the years, I have found Paul’s ideas and his Idea Sandbox helpful to me for ideation, creative brainstorming, innovation, and help in identifying (visualizing) a problem. Further, Paul’s content is always “on the business” and accretive in the area of decision-making and problem solving. Idea Sandbox

Critical thinking visualization tool

Idea Sandbox

The Radar Diagram fits my preferred learning style as I am a visual learner.

I have attached an example of a recently completed Radar Diagram JMS Radar Diagram 0918 using myself as an example. The Radar Diagram allows me to easily visualize my near-term strategic objectives at a glance for my VISTAGE Chair practice. (NOTE: the completed Radar Diagram also suggests that I have work to do, which is the purpose!) I have also attached a Blank Radar Diagram PDF template for your convenience. Blank_Radar_Diagram

If you are similarly interested in experimenting with this simple, critical thinking visualization tool, here are your next best actions:

1. Write the variables or things that you wish to measure on each spoke.

2. Set a measurement (KPIs) from the center outward. Use the same scale on every spoke.

3. From observance, you can easily spot “out of balance” or “outliers” using the visual tool. In fact, I plan to keep a copy of this in front of me on my desk as a constant visual reminder. Therefore, the intelligence derived from the visual tool makes the intelligence “actionable.”

4. Let’s talk about this tool in your life next time together.

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Better Insights

Get connected to important and applicable insights and resources.
Gain new perspectives by joining a peer group of business leaders and CEOs like you.

Learn how Vistage can get you better insights.
Join the Triangle CEO Community.

Better Leaders

As your company grows and new challenges arise, we're able to help you identify new competencies, skills, and training you may need as an effective decision-maker.

When executives become better leaders, they're able to more effectively align people around goals.

See how Vistage helps business leaders like you reach their full potential.

Better Decisions

Vistage helps you make clear purposeful decisions.
In our private advisory boards, you'll be able to learn from those who've faced similar challenges.

Learn how Vistage helps business leaders like you make better decisions.

Better Results

According to a 2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data, Vistage member companies grew 2.2 times faster than average small and medium-sized U.S. businesses.

See how Vistage improved overall results for Universal Protection Services.

VISTAGE Chair: Jim Sexton

Raleigh, NC
(919) 302-1719
james.sexton@vistage.com

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Key Group

You’re striving for excellence while navigating a complicated corporate landscape. The Vistage Key Executive Program connects you to an elite peer group with one goal: empowering one another to reach new levels of extraordinary.

Confidentially address personal and professional challenges with the guidance of an accomplished business leader. Leverage new insights and powerful resources to hone your leadership skills and push your career forward.

Tap into the collective experience of like- minded executives.

Designed for the challenges of key executives

Challenge

Solution

You're held accountable for your company's results but feel only partially in control over how to achieve them.

Learn how like-minded executives have been successful in achieving alignment and influencing the direction of their organization.

You're relied upon to provide leadership but feel mired in the urgent demands of running the business.

Step out of the action once a month to focus on strategic planning that will help your team and business get to the next level.

You're burdened with navigating competing priorities and conflicting, sometimes unreasonable expectations.

Surround yourself with high-performing peers who are committed to becoming extraordinary leaders - and helping you achieve the same.

You're challenged to perform at a high level while continuously adapting to a changing environment.

Get unbiased, honest feedback to help you think critically about the most effective path forward.

How Vistage Works

Confidential peer advisory boards

  • Work on your most pressing issues with an exclusive group of 12-16 chief executives from non-competing industries
  • Sessions led by a highly trained executive coach
  • 12 full-day meeting per year

World-class speakers and events

  • Learn from experts at your advisory board meetings, regional events and boot camps
  • Activate new ideas for business growth and personal development

Specialized networks and communities

  • 24/7 access to more than 21,000 members across 20 countries
  • Join online and in-person communities organized by industry, function or geography
  • Receive high-value answers to tactical questions
  • Support, guidance and recommendations from executives and subject-matter experts.

Key Executive Program

Peer A​​​​dvisory Board Meetings

12 full-day meetings per year

Private Executive Coaching

Optional coaching sessions available for purchase

World-class Speakers

Up to 8 speakers per year

Online Community

24/7 access to 21,000+ members across 20 countries

Vistage is a critical component of my professional identity. I set quarterly and annuals goals for myself using Vistage for accountability and to empower me to have an impact on my team. By implementing what I’ve learned through Vistage, my business tripled in size.”

Dr. Beth Rosselini,
MedTech Researcher,
Nexeon MedSystems, Inc.

Better Insights | Better Leaders | Better Decisions | Better Results

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Vistage helps high-integrity leaders make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.

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Vistage helps high-integrity leaders make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.

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VISTAGE Chair: Jim Sexton

Raleigh, NC
(919) 302-1719
james.sexton@vistage.com

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Let's discuss whether you would be a 
good fit for my peer groups.

Let's start with a 20-minute conversation.

With this information, Lindsay Gault will contact you to schedule you and Jim.

Contact Jim Sexton directly:

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VISTAGE Chair: Jim Sexton

Raleigh, NC
(919) 302-1719
james.sexton@vistage.com

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Stuck inside your company?

Vistage Inside is a unique leadership development program designed for senior leadership teams. Brought in-house, it combines a tailored mix of dynamic group meetings, expert speaker workshops and individual mentorship. Through experiential learning, participants will strengthen their leadership abilities, improve teamwork and cultivate professional growth. You depend on your senior leadership team. Vistage inside helps ensure they perform to their highest potential.

Develop your leaders and strengthen your business.

Solve the challenges facing your senior leadership team.

Challenge

Solution

Growth pains: the growth of your business is outpacing the current capabilities of your team.

Innovative tools, disciplines and insights support leaders in making the necessary decisions that drive results for your evolving business.

Lack of authority: Leadership team isn’t taking the initiative to drive the business forward

The support of an executive coach and peer group develops confidence as a leader — and the competence to back it up.

Narrow thinking: Senior leaders struggle with big- picture strategic thinking and overlook solutions that fall outside their specific areas of expertise.

Exposure to diverse thought leadership grants the knowledge to identify novel solutions to departmental and business challenges.

Poor collaboration: Departmental silos result in avoidable conflicts and lack of a shared vision.

Peer collaboration in a trusted setting breaks down barriers, building stronger relationships and facilitating

How Vistage Inside Works

Dynamic group meetings

  • Recurring meetings provide a trusted forum for participants to process issues, engage in active learning and collaborate with each other. 
  • Participants are encouraged to address the key challenges facing the business, question assumptions and break down departmental barriers.

Expert speaker workshops

  • World-class thought leadership from subject matter experts across a broad range of disciplines.
  • Participants brainstorm new ideas and approaches that can drive results throughout the organization.

Executive coaching sessions

  • Participants receive individual mentorship and guidance from their Vistage Chair, an experienced business leader.
  • Confidential one-to-one sessions foster in-depth personal and professional development.

Tailored to your needs

Dynamic Group Meetings

Typically 10-12 meetings

Expert Speaker Workshops

Typically 6-8 speakers

Executive Coaching Sessions

Typically 6-12 sessions

Online Community

24/7 access to 21,000+ members across 20 countries

“Vistage Inside provides a balanced scorecard of executive development. It brings what you can't get in any other type of leadership development program. It's the development of a leader as a 'total person' that is Vistage Inside's unique differentiator."

Margaret H. Frogge,
Senior VP for Corporate Strategy Riverside Medical Center

Better Insights Better Leadership Better Decisions Better Results

​Vistage helps high-integrity leaders make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.
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VISTAGE Chair: Jim Sexton

Raleigh, NC
(919) 302-1719
james.sexton@vistage.com

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Why Vistage

For over 60 years Vistage has understood the challenges and needs of CEOs, small business owners, and key executives.

Meet Your Vistage Chair:

Jim Sexton

Jim is a serial entrepreneur & business owner with over 25 years experience leading B2B, B2C, & B2G companies in exponentially growing top-line organic revenue. He acts as a performance catalyst and trusted resource to leaders as Chair of CEO and C-level Executive private advisory boards.

Certified in organizational optimization & alignment, gestalt coaching and transformational team building & leadership.


Jim is committed to helping his clients grow both personally and professionally. He works with CEOs, executives, and teams of both large and small companies in the Raleigh Triangle to:


  • Refine and develop leadership skills
  • Discover and adopt better communication methods
  • Align goals and develop a strategic plan to achieve them
  • Empower leaders to achieve their full potential in business and life

Better Insights

Get connected to trustworthy and applicable insights and resources.

Better Leaders

Identify new skills, competencies and training you may need as an effective decision-maker.

Better Decisions

Refine your instincts, improve your judgment and get new perspectives in a confidential environment.

Better Results

Vistage member companies grew 2.2 times faster than average small and medium-sized U.S. businesses.

Chief Executive Group

Ensure that your next level of leaders aren't traveling alone.

Create an environment of trust and alignment with a collaborative leadership development program.

Key Executive Group

Be accountable for your personal and professional growth.

Meet once a month with local business leaders from non-competing industries to work on difficult challenges.

Beacon

If your Non-Profit company is burning you out,
I can help you too.

I understand how your needs are unique and different and designed a program to get you on the right track.

VISTAGE Chair: Jim Sexton

Raleigh, NC
(919) 302-1719
james.sexton@vistage.com

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