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VISTAGE Chair: Jim Sexton

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

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"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."

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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

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MedTech Researcher,
Nexeon MedSystems, Inc.

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VISTAGE Chair: Jim Sexton

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

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Designed specifically for leaders of Non-Profit organizations. Receive 1:1 coaching from Jim Sexton, your Vistage Triangle Chair. Enjoy Vistage member perks: access to Vistage best practice speakers and attendance to the annual Vistage Executive Summit.

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

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Take a look at what your Triangle Vistage Chair, Jim Sexton is looking for.

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A 15-minute phone call is all it takes. I'll be able to determine if you're the right fit for one of my Vistage groups. 

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Together, we'll develop a growth plan for you including the goals you want to achieve and the issues you want to resolve.

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Meet your group of CEOs and business leaders from different industries. Gain fresh unbiased insights to help you make better decisions.

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Stay up to date with the latest tips & tools for business professionals and join the Triangle CEO Community!

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

Finding your ideal Career Coach

By chance, are you looking to find your ideal Career Coach? I saw a recent article in Financial Management on the topic. This triggered a thought.

 

Over the years, I’ve reminded many colleagues that the best investment that I’ve made in my company and in my career is in myself. I don’t ever confuse this with the behavior of “leaders eating last.” That is a different premise entirely.

As the article points out, a Career Coach can help create a personalized plan to achieve the goals of your work life. That said, career coaches aren’t therapists! They aren’t qualified or experienced to intervene or opine on emotional, mental or psychological issues. The right Career Coach should provide unbiased perspective (they should have your success and well being firmly at the center of the relationship). Further, they should identify challenges, roadblocks and/or blind spots that might stymie your progress towards your career objectives.

As I have noted many times in my blog, I’ve had the great pleasure of serving under some great Coaches in my life.

Going back to when I was a CEO, I’ve always had a Career Coach. They have been particularly helpful when I’ve experienced “the dip”; unfulfilling moments in my life or career or to take action to change direction.

Here are a few “triggers” that might help you if you are thinking about a Career Coach:

  1. Malaise: Apathy and anxiety are two sure signs you could use a Coach. If you’re having trouble getting out of bed it might be a very good time to have a discovery call with a Career Coach.

  2. Unfulfilled ambition: Ideally, you approach a Coach when you’re doing well and you want to get to the next level. Put together an action plan on how best to proceed. This conversation may accelerate your desired outcome. Re-focus, re-evaluate and set new goals for yourself.

  3. Entitlement or complacency: Sometimes we think we’re better than we are. A good Coach helps me identify those feelings, sorts them out and defines and maps my unique abilities to career acceleration.

  4. Anger: I’ve had times when my anger has gotten the best of me. Shoot, we all do! When that happens, it is helpful to re-route those feeling quickly and get them channeled in the right direction.

  5. Stale, stuck or stagnant? Sometime a “clarity break” with an independent career coach can be just the tonic for the situation.

Maybe you have a friend, colleague or contemporary who could use some a coaches clarifying conversation?

 

 

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

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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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We’re birthing the VISTAGE Triangle baby.

Summer hiatus

Regular subscribers’ to my blog noticed that I haven’t posted in a while.

I appreciate your patience with me. I am sorry for the delay in re-connecting.

Welcome back

To you— my faithful readers. During my hiatus, several of you mentioned that  you miss my blog. Thank you!

I’m often asked about my blogging intentions moving forward.

I will be publishing fresh relevant content 3X a week (please hold me accountable) centered, aligned and correlated with four (4) core “hub themes” on my VISTAGE Triangle website design (see below):. Our new website hub themes are better insights; better leaders; better decisions and better results. These hub themes align nicely with the last station in my life as a VISTAGE Chair.

A little “inside baseball” is appropriate here. I want my VISTAGE Triangle website to be my hub for all things “digital” as well as a place to curate content. The better I index new content, the more likely it is to be found by my online community.

Naturally, I want my content to be unique, relevant, timely and accretive. When I accomplish those objectives people seek it out! In short, I’m likely to comment on most anything that comes my way!

As always, I sincerely appreciate your patronage of my VISTAGE and WINGMAN practice and my blog.

Migrating my blog platform from Typepad to WordPress

Some more inside baseball.

I’ve written and archived my blog posts for several years using Typepad.

A couple of my “virtual mentors” Seth Godin and Michael Hyatt switched to WordPress years ago. In addition to being “early adopters”, they’re both extraordinarily gifted bloggers and mentors. Initially, I was a little slow on the draw yet I finally took the visual cue from both of them. If I get a fraction of their respective readership, I’d be delighted.

This decision motivated by a.) integrating the experience between my blog and digital assets including my website and social media, b) more robust and visually pleasing reader experience through WordPress, c.) WordPress is not proprietary and is open-sourced.

Thus far, I’m very comfortable with this decision. I like to experiment with new platform capabilities and appreciate your patience while I learn and work out the kinks on the fly.

By the way, I syndicate my message content cross-platform using FeedBlitz. For the time being, it will remain so.

If you like what you see, I would encourage you to be a copycat.

New VISTAGE Triangle website

I’d like to introduce you to my new WordPress website (we’re still a work in progress and we’re getting there) which can be found through typing any of the following domains: www.vistagetriangle.com, www.jamesmsexton.com,  and www.triangleceo.com,

So there you have it. Birthing the Vistage Triangle baby.

Please take a look and tell me what you think!

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 Chair: Jim Sexton

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

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Small Business Group

Vistage Small Business

Running a small business, you face complex issues every day. Your resources are stretched, competition is fierce and new challenges persist.

The Vistage Small Business Program gives you a forum to rise above the urgent and focus on what's most critical: the tough, strategic decisions that will drive your business forward.

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The challenges small business leaders face are anything but small.

Designed for the challenges of small business owners.

Challenge

Solution

You currently make all decisions on your own and worry you may be missing something.

Get unbiased, confidential advice from a group of your peers who have faced similar challenges.

You occupy so many roles in the company that you’re in danger of burnout.

Learn from seasoned executives how to create work-life balance by putting leadership and processes in place for seamless operations.

You're mired in day-to-day business operations and haven’t been able to stay ahead of trends.

Connect directly with experts for personalized advice to help you focus on the strategic decisions that will lead to long-term growth.

You haven’t been able to secure necessary resources to fuel growth.

Gain fresh perspectives and insights from other entrepreneurs on how they’ve successfully financed their companies’ growth.

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.
  • Process issues in sessions led by a highly trained executive coach

Private executive coaching

  • Receive one-to-one coaching from an accomplished business leader.
  • Get personalized guidance to navigate challenges and opportunities.

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

  • Join online and in-person communities organized by industry, function or geography.
  • Receive high-value answers to tactical questions.

Small Business Program

Peer Advisory Board Meetings

8 half-day and 4 full-day meetings per year

Private Executive Coaching

12 sessions per year, up to 2 hours each

World-class Speakers

Up to 4 speakers per year

Online Community

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

Aside from deciding to start a new company, joining Vistage is the single best business decision I have ever made — hands down. As a small, high growth company, I needed a board of advisors with more business experience than I had. My Vistage group is ideal in that capacity."

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David Gracey,
President, Network 1 Consulting

Better Insights Better Leadership Better Decisions Better Results

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

Learn more about Vistage at vistage.com

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VISTAGE Chair: Jim Sexton

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

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Better Decisions.
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james.sexton@vistage.com

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