We are in unique and unsettling times. And while the COVID-19 Pandemic creates unique challenges for business owners, we can learn from past challenges. Now is the time for strong leadership. Your employees are looking to you for it. So are your customers and other business partners. I’m taking a
I was having dinner with a friend Lee Lingo, Director of Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and I used the oft-quoted statement “a rising tide lifts all boats”. Lee pointed out an objection to that and offered a slight correction. He said, “a rising tide lifts all SEAWORTHY boats”. Like
Have you heard of this latest craze on the Internet, they call it the “Birdbox Challenge”. It’s inspired by a series on Netflix where people have to stay blindfolded in order to protect themselves from going crazy or some evil spirit. (Full disclosure, I haven’t watched it). But the challenge
Last year at this time I was at the beginning of a new stage of my career. After an unexpected layoff and the first time not being employeed in nearly a quarter-century, I found myself in an unfamiliar place. I had spent my entire career working in IT shops of
Some leaders take action on very little direction, while others seem to never have enough to make a decision.