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Just Don’t Screw It Up

This is possibly the strangest instruction I have ever heard a new manager receive from a superior. It happens when a new, up-and-coming manager gets a shot at running a segment of business that has already been operating successfully. Typically it is related to a big factory or facility se...

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President's Message (January 2021)

Dear Members, Partners, and Friends, As I look back on 2020, I reflect on how our lives have changed… The global pandemic brought pain and loss to many of us, and for almost all, our daily lives, family time, and work also changed. But we've made it to the end of this difficult year, not on o...

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Leaders: What Holds You Back?

It’s the Leader’s responsibility to make the big decisions. Yet there are times when leaders freeze. They can’t make the call. They can’t pull the trigger. What holds them back? In my early career I was a banker. We had a saying. “There are old bankers and there are bo...

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