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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 [...]

Why Join A CEO Group?

We recognized Ron Penland as our 2019 LMA Advocate. Ron has added value to our business in many ways over the years ranging from insights on what’s relevant to manufacturers and distributors and their bottom line to valued connections. Since Ron runs CEO groups, I thought it made for [...]

Strategy Isn’t Long Term!

As I meet with countless CEOs and P&L leaders at clients, via connections, at speeches etc., I pay attention to what is top of mind. Strategy is always top of mind for the most successful business leaders! After all, if a CEO makes in the millions (the top 10 [...]

2020-09-09T14:25:13+00:00August 7, 2019|Categories: Future Proofing, Strategy, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

UGG Founder, the Amazon Effect in Healthcare & Why Demand is Key

January 15, 2019 In listening to the UGG founder, Brian Smith talk through his trials and tribulations in developing the amazing UGG brand, a few themes emerged. #1) Resilience in finding pivot points when obstacles emerged played a vital role in creating the UGG brand.  #2)  The benefit is [...]

Harvey Mudd Executive Roundtable, Growth Strategies & Idea Velocity

September 27, 2018 Recently, Kash Gokli, Director of Clinic Programs and Head of the Manufacturing Practice at Harvey Mudd and I led our 13th Harvey Mudd Executive Roundtable.  We had some engaging discussions on growth strategies from multiple vantage points - small and medium size closely held businesses, [...]

2020-09-29T22:50:12+00:00September 27, 2018|Categories: I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leaders and “They”

Weak leadership is prevalent but surmountable by starting with an attitude adjustment. Instead of thinking of other leaders as “they”, remember that it’s a team effort and collaborate as “we”.80% of leaders are not living up to the task! We come across hundreds of leaders every year – at [...]

2020-09-25T23:16:55+00:00August 26, 2016|Categories: Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

Congratulations to Kash Gokli

Kash Gokli, Director of Engineering Clinic in the Harvey Mudd College Department of Engineering, is presented the 2016 LMA Advocate Award for his contributions to support supply chain, manufacturing and engineering. We are thrilled to announce that Kash Gokli, professor of manufacturing and engineering management, and the Director of Engineering [...]

Lessons Learned from a Genius Businessman

Harry used uncommon common sense to spot opportunities to turn around companies. His wisdom, integrity and generosity will be missed. My best friend's dad was as close to a business genius as I've stood. He made his employers rich beyond their wildest dreams yet he was happy with this [...]

2020-09-28T15:37:42+00:00February 12, 2016|Categories: Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |
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