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SAC: Successful Organizations Move Beyond the Great Resignation

"Our most successful clients see employees as their #1 asset," points out Lisa Anderson, president of Claremont, CA-based LMA Consulting Group, Inc. and manufacturing expert known for creating supply chain resiliency. "People don't leave companies; they leave people. Thus, successful companies prioritize people.

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to clients, colleagues, friends and family! What better day than Thanksgiving to give thanks. The graphic below reminded me of "It's a Small World" at Disneyland which has always been one of my favorites. [...]

The War for Talent in the Supply Chain & Upcoming Webinar of Top Notch Global Consultants

Many circumstances have added up to create a massive war for talent. As I wrote in Brushware magazine, the skills gap is getting worse by the day. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August which is a record-breaking month following additional record-breaking months.

Bass Lake and Implications of the U.S. Traveling Again

While my nephew was in town for an internship, we went to Bass Lake and Yosemite. It was strange to be 'back to normal' in terms of going on a tour of the park, eating in a restaurant overlooking Bass Lake and more. It was beautiful as you'll see below, and it was great to spend time with family [...]

Industry 4.0 & Why People Are Even More Important

The more technology we use, the more we need a high level of engagement with people. As John Naisbitt, the preeminent social forecaster of our time and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Megatrends, said, "High tech. High touch." He was absolutely correct. The more [...]

Are You Purposefully Focusing on Your Stars?

As I discussed in my What's Happening video about talent during the pandemic, if you aren't purposefully focusing on your stars, you will lose them! There is no doubt about it. Employees are on the move. I become so passionate about this topic as more and more clients started losing key [...]
2021-02-22T18:28:35+00:00December 18, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Inner Circle, Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , |

Zoom Fatigue and How to Stay Engaged

Lots of people are complaining of Zoom fatigue. Do you have Zoom fatigue? It can be a challenge to be in front of a screen and camera for 8-10 hours a day. After all, there are some days I don't have time to eat, get a drink or use [...]

What’s Going on in Supply Chain: Shark Bite Biz Video

August 17, 2020 David Strausser, podcast host of Shark Bite Biz, and I talk about what’s going on in supply chain. We talk e-commerce, customers’ customers, suppliers’ suppliers, what our most successful clients are doing currently, the pareto principle and more. Listen to our episode (after a short [...]

Think Twice About Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

My recent episode from my new video series related to “What’s Happening?” in manufacturing and supply chain addresses reevaluating production outside of the U.S. There has been a lot of activity lately impacting sourcing decisions. Just consider the new phase 1 trade deal with China, offset by a very [...]

All Roads Lead Back to People

All roads lead back to people. In working with executives from diverse industries of aerospace, building products, healthcare and food & beverage, whether a $10 million dollar family-owned business, a $50 million dollar private-equity backed company or a multi-billion dollar global conglomerate, the most successful have the best people. [...]

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