October 24, 2019

I still get production emails from XXXX company. Lately, the emails have been far less compliance-oriented and more conciliatory. This last one was more like begging the suppliers to help them comply with the new overseas regulations. I must say had they treated their...

October 23, 2019

One of my favorite speakers on leadership made a statement with which I am afraid I have to disagree. He stated in the context of problem-solving finite and infinite thinking that businesses could learn from the government, the concept of infinite or long-term thinking...

October 23, 2019

Honesty is everything.
Treat others as you want to be treated.
Be humble in all things.

The law of unintended consequences in decision making can never be forgotten.

Company culture does not have to change just because the company is growing. While small to medium si...

October 23, 2019

My son has been struggling in robotics this year. After two years of having a friend be a partner, which turned out to be not the best kind of partner to have, he decided to try to go it alone. Unfortunately, his strength is not the mechanical side of robotics but the...

October 23, 2019

The lack of understanding of the following quote is a very real issue in today's society. Experience is not gained in a classroom. Skills yes, experience no. Take young people with skills and pair them with a leader who has the experience, and you have a winning team....

October 23, 2019

I am listening to the Infinite Game audiobook by Simon Sinek this morning, and in the course of the book, he gets to the responsibility of the employee. This is a subject not being taught to most young people in this country and subject I think should be a mandatory cl...

October 23, 2019

Pat was talking about three prominent local businesses closing in Manhattan. These are the keys to small business success in today's world listed in order of importance.  A stroke of existing small business luck, little to no corporate competition, and skill. 

October 23, 2019

I have been contemplating the issue of people in the workplace. Perhaps the most significant issue I see is people are complex, and companies do not want to deal with the complex. Hence, their response is to try and turn people into processes that the company can break...

August 31, 2019

I had a gentleman visit that is pretty frustrated with the direction the company he works for is heading. The following is my advice.

Think about it this way. A lot of people look at it as if they work for the company and the company is in control, but you don't work fo...

August 25, 2019

I like to read the comments on leadership books listed on amazon. I find recurring themes in the comments.

Complaining that the book contains nothing new. - My suggestion being the leadership books contain nothing new because there are grounding principals regarding lea...

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