VPA was created by corporate bankers in New York for their amusement. Also for their survival. After 30 years, it now is open to executives with similar interests. Participation is free. Participation is anonymous.
TASK 1: VACATION
Push the button and you get random thoughts from the members on the subject of (a) Family and (b) Friends. If you want to share your thoughts, please go to Executive Sharing and follow the instructions.
Whatever Comes to Mind
Actual reports from Members who have been through it and lived!
How do you know when your company is about to take a turn for the worse?
What are the signs you're at risk, before you're REALLY at risk?
How do you know when it's time to jump ship?
Take the Test:
In order to get back in and stay on the winning side, you have to manage your calendar the way a general manages a battlefield. It's the difference between working 80 hour weeks and losing at home as well as at work, and working 60 hour weeks and getting loved at home while winning at work (there are no more 40 hour weeks).
Is your CEO the worst on the planet? Which boss, colleague or subordinate just ruined your day? Wouldn't it be great if you could put their face on your dartboard? Well here's your opportunity! Just download their face and ... FIRE AWAY!
TASK 4: RESET
Then go to Executive
Sharing and send it in.
RELAX, REFUEL, RELOAD
You can always sense when significant news is in the air. You can just tell. There is good news. And there is bad news. In this day and age, it's mostly bad news. The minute there's a hint of bad news, many executives step up their visibility at the office: if they are at their desk 12 hours a day, they think, no one will take if from them. This is not correct. If there's a whiff of bad news, it means the decisions have already been made about who's getting whose desk. The smart thing to do is go on vacation. Why not? It may be the last time for awhile that you get paid for doing what you want. You can also use the time to get a perspective on your life and your career, or to set up interviews. When bad weather threatens, the best thing to do is take a trip--elsewhere!
TASK 5: MOBILIZATION
Push the button and you get random thoughts from the members on Real Estate. If you want to share your thoughts, please go to Executive Sharing and follow the instructions.
SO EXACTLY HOW DO THEY DO IT?
OFFICE DART BOARDS
Still processing getting laid off?
Push the button and you get random thoughts from the members on the subject of (a) Investments and (b) Time-Off. If you want to share your thoughts, please go to Executive Sharing and follow the instructions.
TASK 3: RISK ASSESSMENT
WRITE IT ALL DOWN!
Your Personal Favorites
DID WE MISS SOMEBODY? GO TO EXECUTIVE SHARING AND TELL US WHO WE NEED TO MAKE A NEW DARTBOARD FOR.
Worried About Getting Fired?
Learn the early warning signs and the survival techniques from those who've been through it and done just fine.
TASK 2: RESEARCH