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Are You Purposefully Focusing on Your Stars?

As I discussed in my What's Happening video about talent during the pandemic, if you aren't purposefully focusing on your stars, you will lose them! There is no doubt about it. Employees are on the move. I become so passionate about this topic as more and more clients started losing key employees that I made this video as an equivalent of screaming from the rooftops. As I pointed out, there seem to be three reasons employees are leaving:
2021-01-12T21:16:26+00:00December 18, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Inner Circle, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , |

Keeping Your Employees Motivated

As COVID-19 drags on, we are starting to see more Zoom fatigue and frustration show in employees. We are all tired of sitting at home with limited interaction and tensions can run high. It is certainly difficult to work remotely while filling in for your children's teachers, supporting more [...]

What Should We Be Thinking About Supply Chain?

If it isn't already, your end-to-end supply chain must be part of your strategy discussions. I was recently featured at SAP's SAPPHIRE NOW Coverge global conference on supply chain since it is such a timely topic.  Interest has been heightened as supply chain challenges intensify throughout the world.  Minimally, we should [...]

Ramping Back Up

We are seeing business just beginning to ramp up. As said in our eBook, Future-Proofing Manufacturing & Supply Chain Post COVID-19, this is not an on/off switch. We should turn the dial carefully (as quickly as possible while accounting for the end-to-end supply chain). Every situation is different.  Yet, [...]

2020-09-25T20:52:45+00:00August 22, 2020|Categories: Future Proofing, Inner Circle, Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

Should We Be Reshoring?

Are you thinking about your product supply strategy? You certainly should be! I was asked to talk on Bloomberg’s “What’d You Miss?” about reshoring since it is a hot topic in the news. I was also on a webinar with other CEOs and thought leaders recently about the Future [...]

Collaboration is NO LONGER a Fluffy Topic

I facilitated an executive panel discussion on “Collaboration for Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Success” with diverse viewpoints from transportation (Ontario airport), manufacturing (AMETEK Ameron), technology for manufacturing and logistics from the global leader in GIS (ESRI), and innovation, incubator and accelerator gurus.  It was a fascinating discussion on [...]

2020-09-23T22:57:28+00:00February 16, 2020|Categories: Inner Circle|Tags: , , , , , , |

Interview with Fender Guitar Executive

Can people and robots work side-by-side? It seems to be the hot topic lately.  Fender Guitar’s Senior VP of Operations, Ed Magee and I talked about talent, technology and transition after the Manufacturing Summit. At Fender, skilled craftsmen and craftswomen are critically important.  Yet, Fender also automates where it [...]

Women CEO Panel Takeaways

As an advisory board member of the School of Business and Public Management of the University of LaVerne, I participated with the annual Women CEO Forum. I always am inspired listening to the powerful stories of these CEOs, and the hardships they overcame on their journey to success. Do [...]

All Roads Lead Back to People

All roads lead back to people. In working with executives from diverse industries of aerospace, building products, healthcare and food & beverage, whether a $10 million dollar family-owned business, a $50 million dollar private-equity backed company or a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate, the most successful have the best people. [...]

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