Wednesday, May 8, 2019 — Greg Bustin
Accountability is one of the biggest challenges business leaders face. A six-year study by Greg Bustin of more than 6,000 CEOs and key executives worldwide confirms that “lack of accountability” is the single greatest barrier to achieving consistently high levels of organizational performance. To help Vistage members gain fresh insight into building, nurturing and sustaining a culture where accountability drives high performance, Greg interviewed senior leaders at some of the world’s most respected companies in manufacturing (Nucor and Herman Miller), technology (Sony), distribution (Southwest Airlines), retail (The Container Store) and professional services (Marriott and Ernst & Young). He also interviewed dozens of Vistage-member CEOs in the United States, Canada and the UK. Greg discovered how these companies succeed in good times and bad, and he developed a new way to think about accountability. His insights form the basis of this workshop and his groundbreaking book on accountability. Dan Pink, bestselling author of Drive, says of Greg’s book, “If you’re looking for new ways to drive accountability and improve individual and organizational performance, read this book.” Greg’s video interviews with leaders of these high-performing companies anchor a compelling workshop that explores The Seven Pillars of Accountability. Each workshop is tailored to address the areas of most impact to each group based on an online 10-minute accountability assessment each member completes in advance of the meeting.
Value to members
Members will take away:
- A new way to think about and approach accountability
- Insights into their organization’s overall performance strengths and weaknesses
- A counter-intuitive approach for addressing accountability with an under-performer
Greg is a Vistage Master Chair in Dallas with two CEO groups and a Key Executive group. He’s delivered more than 500 presentations on five continents. Greg led the turnaround of the Dallas office of Edelman Worldwide, achieving record success. He founded his own marketing management consultancy in 1994 so he’s made plenty of tough decisions. He’s worked with leadership teams at multi-national companies, including Burger King, Fujitsu, PepsiCo, Phillips Petroleum Company, Prudential, Nucor, Quaker, Sony, Verizon and Trammell Crow Company and he’s led more than 200 strategic planning sessions. Greg has dedicated his career to working with CEOs and their teams. His fresh approach to conflict resolution and passionate probing of difficult issues has led to insights that have helped these leaders achieve immediate, tangible and sustainable performance improvement. Greg’s views about leadership have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Investor’s Business Daily, Leader to Leader, Texas CEO and other major publications. He’s written five books, and Accountability: The Key to Driving A High-Performance Culture (McGraw-Hill) has been selected by Soundview as a Best Business Book. Greg’s newest book — How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide for Making Tough Choices — examines leadership lessons of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies, and will be published by SourceBooks in April 2019. Greg’s new workshop draws from How Leaders Decide debuts in 2019.