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Leadership As We Emerge from the Pandemic

"Whatever You Are, Be a Good One." - Abraham Lincoln All bets are off. No matter what type of leader you were pre-pandemic, your opportunity is now. Relationships move faster during times of crisis than any other time. Simply become the leader you know you can be. Everyone has [...]

The New NAFTA & What It Means

November 30, 2018 Earlier today, the USMCA (new NAFTA) agreement was signed by the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  It still needs to be ratified by lawmakers but several immediate protections went into effect.  Since I am surrounded by manufacturing and supply chain organizations and professionals in terms of clients, [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Do You Have Resilient Employees?

Resiliency isn't easy or every organization would have perfected it.  Yet in today's volatile, Amazon impacted, disruption-heavy environment, you must build resilience.   Let's start by talking about our meaning of resilience:  we mean not only the ability to adjust and recover quickly to changing business conditions but also the [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:24+00:00October 11, 2018|Categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Million Dollar Project Manager

Project managers drive initiative results yet they aren’t often treated with the respect nor given the support they need to thrive. Published in "Project Times" website, November 14, 2016 Click here for original article. In our experience working with manufacturers and distributors from small, family-owned businesses to medium-sized, private [...]

ERP Project Success: How to be Part of the 20%

More and more clients are pursuing ERP implementation projects as executives realize they need better tools to support business objectives – growth, service, margins, cash and the like. Published in "Project Times" website, July 18, 2016 Click here for original article. More and more clients are pursuing ERP implementation [...]

Who Cares About Process Disciplines?

Increased margins and company growth are easier to reach when process disciplines are emphasized within an organizationWho cares about process disciplines? All executives say they care but few are willing to focus the efforts on instilling process disciplines. It seems like a less important topic than creating a new [...]

A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words

June 29, 2016 After meeting with my international advisory board in the beginning of June in Sydney, I took the opportunity to tour Australia and New Zealand. One of our favorite spots was Milford Sound, New Zealand. It is undoubtedly one of the most majestic, beautiful places I've ever [...]

People Strategies to Kick Off the New Year

A motivated team can overcome some of the biggest business challenges a company can face. People are your #1 asset. It makes imminent sense to kick off the New Year with this tenet in mind. How can you start with gusto? Frequently, employees take off time near the end [...]

2020-09-28T16:03:42+00:00January 14, 2016|Categories: Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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