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Dana Point and the Customers’ 1st Experience with Your Product or Service

July 3, 2019 Last week, I went to Dana Point for a good friend's daughter's wedding. It seemed like an opportunity for a mini-getaway, and so I spent the night at the Marriott (pictured). Not only does Dana Point appear majestic with the view of the water, the lawn [...]

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Manufacturing, Logistics & CA to Align

June 19, 2019 Last week, I went to the California Capitol building as a part of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's (IEEP) regional leadership academy. It was interesting to hear how the process works. I also am also representing the IEEP's logistics council as it relates to moving forward [...]

Participation is More Fun

May 28, 2019 During my recent trip to Sicily, Prague and Belgium, I went on several food tours. I have found food tours can be a fun and interesting way to get to know an area as well as the food that is unique to the area. So, of [...]

Language & Why Quality Is Lost in Translation

May 16, 2019 I just returned from a trip to Europe, and it highlighted why language and positioning matters. Of course, when visiting Sicily, Sorrento, Prague and Bruges, different languages and dialects are spoken; however, my comments about language and positioning relate to English. On a day tour in [...]

Boom or Recession? What is the State of the Economy?

In the last few months, I've attended sessions on the global, national and regional state of the economy. Every executive, trusted advisor and colleague wants to know: Are we headed for a recession? The bottom line answer is that there are no signs of a recession in the foreseeable [...]

The Beauty of the World & Why It Relates to Work

April 30, 2019 You'll notice I enlarged the picture this week because I thought it noteworthy for you to see it. This is the Piazza IX Aprile in Taormina, Sicily, which is a square known for the breathtaking view of the azure Ionian Sea and of the Mount Etna. [...]

We All Are Salespeople

April 17, 2019 Do you think of yourself as a salesperson? For most of us, the answer is probably 'no'; however, every successful executive, manager, professional and person is a salesperson.   Last week, I participated in a consulting conference, and our Society for the Advancement of Consulting ambassadors (pictured [...]

Boom or Recession? What is the State of the Economy?

April 3, 2019 In the last few months, I've attended sessions on the global, national and regional state of the economy. Every executive, trusted advisor and colleague wants to know: Are we headed for a recession?  The bottom line answer is that there are no signs of a recession [...]

2020-10-13T00:32:37+00:00April 3, 2019|Categories: I've Been Thinking, Leadership, Talent|

What is More Effective – On-site or Remote?

Lately, I’ve had quite the mix of on-site and remote events.  So, it got me thinking about on-site vs. remote. Which is better? Manufacturers’ Summit – I introduced the innovation awards and announced the winners at the recent Manufacturers’ Summit. Could this be done effectively remotely? In my opinion, [...]

The Talent Transformation: People or Robots?

March 19, 2019 The hot topic in manufacturing, supply chain, healthcare and other industries is the war on talent. No client believes he has enough "high-skilled" resources yet most also feel challenged in finding resources regardless of skill level.  On the other hand, there are statistics and studies showing [...]

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