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We All Are Salespeople

April 17, 2019 Do you think of yourself as a salesperson? For most of us, the answer is probably 'no'; however, every successful executive, manager, professional and person is a salesperson.   Last week, I participated in a consulting conference, and our Society for the Advancement of Consulting ambassadors (pictured [...]

What is at the Cross-Section of Success?

In thinking back to the tours and events we've participated in, spoke at or led in the last 30 days, it provides a great cross-section of manufacturing and logistics industries and company sizes: Professional Women in Healthcare - spoke on the Amazon Effect Aerospace & Defense Forum - spoke [...]

Disruption, Innovation, Global Trends & the APICS-IE Symposium

October 25, 2018 Lately, I've attended various conferences and participated in a few events/ panels on a diverse set of topics with different groups (ranging from transportation to public policy to manufacturing and supply chain to consulting to universities/ students to women leaders).  Aside from it being a whirlwind [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Are You the Disrupted or the Disruptor?

At the Association for Supply Chain Management's (ASCM/ APICS) International Conference, almost every presenter mentioned disruption.  It is prevalent in today's Amazonian, technology-ridden environment.  Similarly, after attending APICS, I flew to lead the annual meeting for the Society for the Advancement of Consulting.  During the first lunch, my colleagues [...]

My 5-City Cross-Country Trip & the Value of Collecting Good People

October 10, 2018 When I was young, I had a doll collection of the nationalities of my family.  I no longer collect dolls, cats or mystery novels but I have upgraded to collecting "good people".  Luckily, I have always appreciated "good people", and I've stayed in touch.  Over [...]

Do You Give Back?

We are all so busy, it can be hard to find time to give back.  However, the future of our profession, future leaders and our region is at stake.  Thus, it can be a great priority to add into your day to find a way to give back.   Choose [...]

Boston & Expanding Your Thinking

April 23, 2018 Last week, I spent a few days in Boston at a consulting convention to expand my thinking on consulting so that I can continually provide more value to clients (which is always spurred on by seeing new scenery like the Boston sites below).  [...]

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