I’ve Been Thinking

Are You Drinking From a Fire Hose in Managing Supply Chain Disruption?

April 10, 2020 Every client is experiencing unprecedented disruption! Unfortunately, one had to shutdown since their product is considered non-essential. Most others continue to operate to varying levels. Most manufacturers and distributors are considered critical because they supply defense, the construction/ building industry, the food and beverage industry or [...]

Where is the Toilet Paper?

I started receiving calls after the lockdown with the key question on reporters’ minds, “Where is the Toilet Paper?”. Thus, I thought I’d share a few conversations with you. First, I was on Rip City Sports Radio about just this topic. It was a lot of fun! I [...]

Coronavirus: Resources for Businesses & Individuals

March 19, 2020 What else could we be thinking about this week?!?! Of course, the coronavirus is top of mind. I met with a group of top notch trusted advisors yesterday (via Zoom) and we shared resources. We had trusted advisors including CPAs, attorneys, HR consultants, bankers, insurance providers [...]

2020-10-13T00:40:53+00:00March 23, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, I've Been Thinking|

Going Live on a New ERP System and the Importance of People

February 29, 2020 A client is going live on a new ERP system shortly, and so it is top of mind. As is ALWAYS the case, as you get close to the finish line, issues pop up and it feels like one nightmare after another. With that said, the [...]

2020-10-13T00:40:32+00:00March 3, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Skills Gap, Talent|

Are You Waiting Too Long to Future-Proof?

January 24, 2020 Although most economists do not see an immediate recession, there are plenty of concerning signs along with global volatility. Unfortunately, concern alone can create a recession unrelated to underlying factors. Meaning, we could have terrific fundamentals and results yet still go into a recession if fear [...]

Economic Forecasts for 2020

February 7, 2020 Manfred Keil a longtime economics professor at Claremont McKenna College and the chief economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, spoke at a manufacturing and distribution group of trusted advisors on what we can expect for 2020. It was a fascinating discussion. The bottom line is that there [...]

2020-09-29T21:46:04+00:00February 11, 2020|Categories: I've Been Thinking|

Do You Have a Network?

January 9, 2020 Do you have a network of people you can go to for answers, help, introductions, and more? My network is not only very important to my business but it is also very important for my personal life. Starting with business, I can definitely say that LMA [...]

Thanks to Our Clients & Colleagues on Thanksgiving

It is the perfect time of the year to say THANK YOU to our clients, colleagues, family & friends. It has been a great year, and the thanks goes to YOU! When I started consulting almost 15 years ago, I had no idea I'd enjoy each day with great [...]

2020-10-13T00:37:46+00:00December 13, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking|

Are You Likable and the Impact It Makes

December 11, 2019 Several situations have arisen lately that made me think about the importance of whether you are likable. First of all, let's just say that in consulting, if you aren't likable, you won't be around very long. People prefer to work with people they know, like and [...]

The Tranquility of Ha Long Bay

November 23, 2019 While in Vietnam, I thought it made sense to see the World Heritage site nearby. Thus, I took a day tour of Ha Long Bay in north Vietnam. It is known for lush emerald and turquoise waters in the Gulf of Tonkin. You feel the [...]

2020-10-13T00:37:29+00:00November 23, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , |
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