To Build a Team, You Must Become a Leader
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To Build a Team, You Must Become a Leader

I am a big advocate of leadership development.  I study and push leadership development through all I do in life. I once read that General Dwight D. Eisenhower was asked how he managed to lead such a diverse group of people to work together to win Europe from the Nazis.  He answered, “Sir, it is one team, or we lose.” How…

Failure Is the Highway to Success: Getting It Right
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Failure Is the Highway to Success: Getting It Right

Many times, regardless of how well we plan, some things just fail. Maybe it’s a webinar or a meeting presentation that was well prepared for, but suffered technical difficulty; maybe a savings plan losing nearly half of its value in today’s recession. These challenging situations define our days, but our responses to them determine our…

How ERP Can Help in Lean Implementation
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How ERP Can Help in Lean Implementation

News reports over the last several months continue to paint a gloomy picture for today’s economy.  Rising material and labor costs, weak consumer spending, and the collapsing housing market are hammering businesses nationwide.  Many are looking for ways to re-engineer themselves in order to compensate for flattening growth.  To survive, one must do more with the resources they…