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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: , , , |

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: , , , , , , , |
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