Building an Innovation Culture – What Is Vital?

What is vital to building a culture of innovation? There’s one word – leadership! A recent Industry Week article showed several examples of innovation success – the key is that executives must be committed, patient and ready to lead by example. Doesn’t this sound like something we should do [...]

2022-09-11T09:03:22-07:00May 24, 2010|Categories: Innovation, Leadership & Skills Development|

Inflation or Deflation? ……….Why Does it Matter?

Most economists and media are concerned about inflation. For example, a new McKinsey & Co study offers up inflation as a fresh concern. And the media talks quite a lot about the printing of money in Washington – and how that could easily lead to inflation. In my opinion, [...]

Unemployment in CA & the U.S. – What Can We Do?

According to the UCLA Anderson Forecast, it is predicted that California employers will shed another 90,000 jobs this year and job growth will remain slow. Overall, it’s expected to remain around 12%. California is far worse than the national average (which hovers just below 10%); however, there is much [...]

2023-09-11T12:32:46-07:00April 21, 2010|Categories: Business & the Economy|

US Manufacturers Face Shortage of Skills – How Can That Be?

According to a study released in 2009 by Deloitte, the Manufacturing Institute and Oracle revealed that nearly a third of companies were experiencing a modest to severe shortage. Gaps in such skills as problem-solving and communication also were noted in the study. This doesn’t seem to add up vs. [...]

2023-09-11T12:33:58-07:00April 14, 2010|Categories: Manufacturing, Talent / Skills Gap|Tags: |

Why Leadership Can Make or Break Your Business: A Compilation of Case Study Examples

As originally written for AMA – April 2010 In today’s “new normal” business environment, leadership is even more critical to achieving bottom line results because customers are demanding more for less, employees are concerned about the future, and cash is tight.  In my experience in working with clients across [...]

2020-11-30T21:58:13-08:00April 1, 2010|Categories: In The News, Leadership & Skills Development|

Made in the USA Gains Momentum

I was recently quoted in a World Trade Magazine article, “Made in the USA Gains Momentum”, and so I thought this would be an interesting topic to discuss on my blog. Read the full article here. Actually, I am quite interested in this topic, as I believe we MUST [...]

2023-09-11T12:35:25-07:00March 29, 2010|Categories: Manufacturing, Reshoring/ Nearshoring|Tags: |

Just when you thought you “had” it…

Taking a step back and reevaluating what you’re doing (whether personal or professional) and how it fits into the big picture is unbelievably important! Just this morning, I thought I was highly organized and prioritized in how I was attacking my long to-do lists and what I focused on……..until [...]

2020-09-24T17:30:13-07:00November 5, 2009|Categories: Talent / Skills Gap|

Should you Throw Out Complex Project Timelines?

This is exactly the subject matter of my recent article published in Project Times, “Throw Out Complex Project Timelines”. Thus, my answer is YES! The current recession has made it all the more critical that companies deliver the expected project results – on time, on/under budget and meeting/ exceeding [...]

2022-09-07T08:11:31-07:00September 25, 2009|Categories: In The News, Project Management|

Who has the time to continually learn?

No one; however, you MUST make the time. I realize that it is often times at the bottom of your priority list, as there are endless daily tasks – people to call, work to complete, events to attend, etc. And, these tasks can be important to your career, finding [...]

2020-09-28T20:43:12-07:00August 25, 2009|Categories: Talent / Skills Gap|
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