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I’ve Been Thinking

The Power of the Recognition by Peers

November 7, 2019 My business partner and co-Executive Director of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting, Linda Popky and I just held our Annual Meeting in New York City. Our association provides growth by association for consultants, coaches and speakers across the globe. Although this is our tagline, it is [...]

Collaboration for Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Success

October 24, 2019 Our Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM/ APICS) Inland Empire Chapter is knee-deep in planning for our fall executive panel and networking symposium on the topic, "Collaboration for Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Success". We are finding this to be a powerful topic as executives must [...]

Clearing the Mind for Innovation & the Santa Barbara Coastline

October 10, 2019 I recently attended a CEO retreat in Santa Barbara. We talked about both our business goals as well as our personal goals and spent two half-days enjoying the area. I took the opportunity to clear my mind so that I could think innovatively. Everyone clears [...]

2020-10-13T00:58:59+00:00October 10, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Talent|Tags: , , , , |

Taos and Unplugging from Technology

September 26, 2019 I went with my mom and aunt to visit my aunt (mom's best friend) and her sister in New Mexico. First, it is interesting all the things we assume and take for granted as a frequent traveler (a note for another day!). Next, we drove [...]

2020-10-13T00:58:31+00:00September 26, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , |

A 98 Year Old’s Wisdom & the Toltek Agreements

September 12, 2019 I was visiting my best friend's mother who is 98 years old, and a challenging topic arose. She has to be the sharpest 98 year old (and can easily give any 20 or 30 year old a run for his/her money), and she has fabulous stories [...]

2020-10-13T00:57:57+00:00September 12, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Summer Days and Back to School

August 29, 2019 This summer, I was able to make a few weekend / long weekend jaunts including a trip to the wedding of my good friend Valerie's daughter's in Dana Point, a trip for the weekend in Sequoia with my two best friends (pictured with the big tree, [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:21+00:00August 29, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Manufacturing, Supply Chain|Tags: , , , , |

Recognition and the 2019 LMA Advocate Award

On the 10 year anniversary of my business, I recognized 10 people for 10 years as LMA Advocates – people who have gone over and beyond, resulting in LMA Consulting’s growth and success.  I truly appreciate their support, expertise, ideas and feedback.  I would not be here today without them – [...]

The Talent / Skills Gap & My Request to You

August 14, 2019 Several years ago, we performed research on the Skills Gap in conjunction with APICS Inland Empire. We found that 87% of manufacturers, distributors and significant service operations were experiencing a skills gap at that time. Fast-forward six years, and the business environment seems quite similar yet [...]

2020-09-29T22:10:55+00:00August 14, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Skills Gap|Tags: , , , , |

Recognition & the 2019 LMA Advocate Award

July 31, 2019 On the 10 year anniversary of my business, I recognized 10 people for 10 years as LMA Advocates - people who have gone over and beyond, resulting in LMA Consulting's growth and success.  I truly appreciate their support, expertise, ideas and feedback.  I would not be here today [...]

2020-09-29T22:12:21+00:00July 31, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking|

Sequoia and the Power of Silence

July 18, 2019 My best friend from high school and college was in town recently, and we went to Sequoia. First, I must say, what a ride to get to Sequoia on winding, mountainous roads! Once we arrived, we went to the 'Trail of 100 Giants', and it was [...]

2020-10-13T00:57:50+00:00July 18, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |
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