Today UT Vistage CE Group #3754 hosted Dr. Rick Eigenbrod, a clinical psychologist with focus on organizational behavior and leadership. Rick is a former Vistage Chair of three groups. Rick earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Clinical Psychology, a M.A. from Auburn University, and a B.A. from Tulane University.
Rick's style was masterful; he taught complex psychological concepts through metaphors, exercises, and socratic questioning. Some wisdom related include these take-away thoughts;
"The Character of the Leader becomes the Culture of the Company."
"CEOs should place a proverbial sign over their heads, that reads, 'No Dependency Relationships Here.'"
"Everything you do as CEO matters; your employees look at everything."
"The thinking of the CEO becomes the constraint to defining and solving the problems;" most are asking the wrong questions, and by definition getting the answers to the wrong questions.
"It's imperative that CEOs create a safe place for conversation" ...to spur creativity, form relationships, and facilitate bonding that break down barriers in groups.
"Leadership is about who follows you."
"You can't deal with the whole, until the whole is in the room."
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Membership in a Vistage CEO Group is by invitation-only. For CEOs/Presidents/Business owners/Managing Partners that are "life-long learners" who think they would benefit from a challenging and supporting Vistage CEO Peer Group experience, and for key employees that desire to have their CEOs learn more about Vistage and our CEO Group, there remain a few open seats for qualified UT based CEOs operating businesses that are non-competitive to members within the group. Interested CEO's are invited to contact Severin Sorensen, Utah Vistage Chair, to see if a Vistage Group experience might be a good fit for you.