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The Critical Importance of Leadership

Are you paying attention to your leaders? You better! There is vast disruption. People are getting frustrated and tired of the coronavirus. Employees are anxious about the election and unrest. There are issues around the globe. Our best clients are on top of what's going on with their people, and their people are largely focused, productive and optimistic.

Keeping Your Employees Motivated

As COVID-19 drags on, we are starting to see more Zoom fatigue and frustration show in employees. We are all tired of sitting at home with limited interaction and tensions can run high. It is certainly difficult to work remotely while filling in for your children's teachers, supporting more [...]

Are You Checking in On Your Network?

Have You Checked in with Your Customers? Although we are starting to see a few more trips and meetings, most clients are staying put. How are you checking in on your customers? Hopefully we haven’t forgotten how to use the phone. Although Zoom meetings can be quite effective, with [...]

2020-10-08T00:33:13+00:00September 18, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Talent|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Future of Technology

The Future of Technology Technology is a tricky topic. On one hand, almost everyone has put technology and ERP implementations on hold due to concerns about COVID impacts and to conserve cash. On the other hand, it is the best time to gain employees' attention and focus to upgrade [...]

Are Your Employees #1?

During this crisis, what we do and how we handle our employees will make our future success. I’ve heard stories of small businesses that closed and didn’t even communicate to their employees. Conversely, I’ve heard about companies taking great care of their employees. Which will turn into long-term success? [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:18+00:00July 22, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Manufacturing, Process, Supply Chain, Talent|Tags: , , , |

Your People During the Coronavirus Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, your people should be top priority. As we always start with safety, this situation should be no different. Figure out how to prepare your workplace. Revise policies, meetings, and critical work so that you can follow social distancing requirements and keep your employees as safe [...]

Coronavirus and Impacts in the Supply Chain

February 17, 2020 I was talking with a Los Angeles Times reporter about the coronavirus a few days ago, and it spurred several thoughts about down-the-line impacts beyond the obvious. According to the Epoch Times, the coronavirus impacts will hit within the next few months. This makes perfect [...]

Is it Time to Barcode?

Client Question If we struggle with process disciplines and performing timely, accurate transactions, should we pursue barcoding? This typically arises with every ERP implementation, and our answer is generally that we should crawl before we walk before we run. In fact, I am known for this comment at one [...]

2020-10-07T23:51:20+00:00January 30, 2020|Categories: Manufacturing, Process, Supply Chain, Talent|Tags: , , , , |

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. [...]

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 [...]

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