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The Most Effective Way to Minimize Downtime in Manufacturing is…

The Most Effective Way to Minimize Downtime in Manufacturing is #1 Do Not Plan for It: Sounds obvious but it’s NOT.  Too often management fails to assign enough work for their employees.  They tend to ...

Always Be Prepared to Engage

Always Be Prepared to Engage  After participating in a 3-week long study, I was asked to be a part of a client presentation focusing on a project we are going to work on.  Being newly acquainted with ...

Are You a Socially Engaged CEO?

Are You a Socially Engaged CEO? An important part of my job is to explore social media websites and decipher how they are benefitting businesses.  Among various platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, ...

Quick Insight: Effective Business Strategy! 

Quick Insight: Effective Business Strategy! After reading hundreds of business strategy articles and biographies of many successful people I have concluded that the best strategy that serves many ...

Are You a Manager or a Leader?

Are You a Manager or a Leader?    What makes a manager versus a leader? This question has been debated in college classrooms, business conference rooms, and on golf course greens for many years. I ...

A Powerful Business Lesson from Covid-19

Accomplishing More with Less:    A Powerful Business Lesson from Covid-19  Not many business plans include how to handle pandemics or how to address shut downs and extended absences.  The 2020 Covid ...

How To Minimize Hiring Impact On Cost

You suddenly have a surge in sales or realize that schedule is slipping, so you decide to increase headcount to catch up. Is this the best way to alleviate this problem and if so, how do you minimize ...

What Do Clients Want from Consultants?

If you’ve ever attended board meetings, you’ll quickly realize that everyone tends to have an opinion on how tasks should be carried out, what the next corporate initiative should be, or on corporate ...

Trust but Verify: How the Truth can be Eroded at Every Layer of Management

It’s true that some leaders live in the clouds of management and their view of the ground (aka production floor) is often blurry and distorted.  Perhaps they are missing the red flags being waived as ...

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