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Talent, Talent, Talent

Similar to location, location, and location in the real estate business, the current business environment talks about talent, talent and talent. Here are comments from just the last few weeks from clients ranging from life science research to food and mining machinery and equipment to building and construction products [...]

The Gap in Leadership

During the pandemic, there was a mass exodus of talent as leaders decided to retire early, switch careers or just take a step back. On the other hand, the leader's job is becoming far more challenging. Not only has the last year required navigating the pandemic but now leaders are faced with scarce resources, more work and new challenges to tackle with extended lead times, inflation and rapidly changing customer conditions. What should leaders do?

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 [...]

Future-Proofing Your Skills Gap

Since talent has become a strategic topic for any executive who wishes to thrive in 2020 and beyond, it should top of mind for every manufacturing and distribution business owner or executive. Have you put time aside to think about this critical topic with your top team? If [...]

2020-09-09T13:34:21+00:00January 30, 2020|Categories: Skills Gap, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Who Are Your Stars?

In our 14 years of consulting experience and almost 30 years of working experience, we have found that 80% of executives spend the majority of their time with the 20% of employees who do not achieve results. Unfortunately, this means they don't have time to spend with the stars [...]

Are You Retaining Top Talent?

Several clients have been short on top talent. With virtually zero unemployment, the traditional job search programs yield virtually 0% talent.  Even with an executive recruiter, you may be prone to lose your candidate at the last minute when his/her current job figures out they need to do a [...]

Who Gets the Talent?

In today's era of growth, talent is in short supply.  Clients are finding that they do not have the talent required to support profitable growth, and so they are searching.  They are in a tough spot because stealing talent away from current employers has proven quite the challenge.  Employers [...]

2020-09-24T13:40:15+00:00April 16, 2018|Categories: Talent|Tags: , , , , |

Who Should You Follow?

Several situations have arisen recently that leads us to plead "choose wisely".  Examples abound on both sides of this topic.  Strong leaders attract top talent.  Weak and command and control leaders keep the weak and those close to retirement (in name only).  That is one of the things we [...]

2020-09-24T14:38:58+00:00December 6, 2017|Categories: Talent|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Job Gains & Market Surges

April 6, 2017 According to the Wall Street Journal, the US gained a better-than-expected 263,000 jobs in March.  Thus, the stock market surged and others gained as well including the Shanghai Composite Index, Nikkei Stock Average and Australia's S&P.  As the job market gets tighter, have you thought about how to [...]

Do You Really Support Empowerment?

To be an effective leader oftentimes means empowering employees to make changes and decisions to help customers even if those decisions don’t align with yours. The 80/20 of business success stems directly from leadership. The best leaders can make even the worst-performing teams excel and, unfortunately, the weakest leaders [...]

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