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Rafael Pastor, CEO of Vistage International, Talks About the World’s Leading Chief Executive Organization on The CEO Show with Robert Reiss

Ridgefield, CT, June 25, 2008 --( Rafael Pastor, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Vistage International, is interviewed on The CEO Show with Robert Reiss about how Vistage helps chief executives around the world. Vistage is the world’s leading chief executive organization with more than 14,500 C-level executives of small-to-mid-sized businesses. The interview focused on how a highly focused network of CEO peer groups is used as a structure for results.

Pastor describes how each peer group’s work is complemented by experts from Vistage (known as “Chairs”), who are skilled at diagnosing problems, by using strategic questions, and assuring accountability for CEO self-made commitments. The interview benefits from Pastor’s examples and anecdotes that he uses to describe the techniques which have made the Vistage approach uniquely successful in helping its member CEOs to achieve more than their competition.

The heart of the Vistage business model as explained by Pastor, consists of four elements: First, the Peer Groups and their members, usually up to16 CEO’s from different industries; Second, the Vistage Chair who sets the agenda, leads the monthly meetings, and provides individual coaching through one-to-one visits; Third, a pool of expert resource speakers from industry and academia who speak at the monthly meetings; and Fourth, the Vistage members-only website where they can access best business practice articles and connect with members around the world.

Reiss and Pastor talk in depth about the Vistage process for enabling its member CEOs to achieve in business. While Pastor stresses the necessity of managing the details of current business operations, he emphasizes the necessity of moving persistently toward long term goals. Pastor worked for Rupert Murdoch for a number of years and what he learned from that experience was…”No vision too distant, and no detail too small.” Pastor adds to this saying, “You have to look beyond today and have a longer perspective: And you’ve got to have the courage to see it through.”

Vistage International and its affiliates have more than 14,500 members in 16 countries. Vistage is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of chief executives. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Vistage has operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Malaysia, Singapore and the Netherlands. Vistage affiliates, known as TEC, are located in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa.

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The interview with Rafael Pastor was broadcast nationally on June 8, 2008 and can be heard in its entirety, commercial free from the website:


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