Leo’s first book (a book co-authored with Vistage CEO, Leon Shapiro) was titled The Power Of Peers. After the publication, our podcasting adventures started with The Year Of The Peer, the first iteration where we interviewed over 50 high achievers who taught us that peers should likely be viewed through a wider lens. Every person is […]

America is now slowly opening back up from the coronavirus pandemic. The past 6 weeks or so have provoked fear and uncertainty all over the planet. From school teachers to corporate leaders, from local city government leaders to factory workers, we’re all fearful about the present and the future. How long will this last? What

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We’re joined today by Boston-based Vistage Chair Phil Holberton. During this coronavirus pandemic, Phil’s CEO peer groups have collectively and individually faced personal and professional disruptions. This challenge has brought the group members closer together and made them value their work together more highly. Many CEOs are growing increasingly focused on the opportunities as society

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All of us are trying our best to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Daily changes are keeping us on edge. Global disruption has impacted every industry sector on the planet. Today, we talk about helping each other “climb out of the hole” and discuss preparing for life after this crisis has passed. Now is the

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Today we discuss Leo’s latest CEO WORLD Magazine article entitled, Peer Advantage And Why CEOs Should Care About It. Previous Vistage CEO Rafael Pastor crafted an accountability model for CEOs to illustrate the powerful resource of empathetic accountability found in a peer advisory group. The Power Of Peers, co-authored by Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary

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Leo returned from a 12-day trip, front-loaded with work in Oslo, Norway, but ended with a vacation on a barge in France. Today’s show is about the value of stepping away to relax, reflect and rejuvenate, and how leaders and followers alike can make vacation work harder for them! Enjoy the show! Links mentioned in

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Leo wrote a piece for CEOWORLD Magazine titled, How Great CEOs Maximize Peer Relationships. Today, we talk about the natural progression of business relationships and how we engage with others: we connect, network, optimize and accelerate. Whether we’re part of a team or a group, we can all learn how to take greater advantage of

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Today’s show reflects on two questions Leo posed in a recent CEO World article. Do you consider yourself a part of the team? Or do you think of yourself as apart from it? If you’re a CEO or leader, bravely answer these questions. Seeing your proper role within the context of the team may lead

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On today’s show, we make a BIG announcement! Leo is launching Peernovation, LLC. You can read the full press release here at Yahoo! Finance. Peernovation will address two major challenges for companies today: 1) The lack of ROI for employee learning and development programs; and, 2) the problem of alignment and employee engagement when implementing strategic

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Today’s show is a discussion on Leo’s latest CEOWORLD column, Ten Attributes of a Great CEO Peer Group. They are: Having the right people in the room  Being truly committed to their fellow members  “Leveraging” their safe environment Being prepared to play  Being relentlessly patient with asking questions  Bringing important topics to the conversation  Understanding

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