Remembering 9/11: Lessons in Crisis Leadership

  The world changed on September 11, 2001. And as a leader, I changed too. I was seven years out of the Navy and leading my first manufacturing plant. My time in the military was over and I had started a new career running a factory which made products for the electric utility industry.  The... Continue Reading →

Leadership means Running Towards the Fire

  Courage is Being Scared to Death, but Saddling Up Anyway ~John Wayne I’m a trained firefighter. Actually, I’m a U.S. Navy veteran who served on nuclear submarines which means I have been trained to fight fires. It’s probably no surprise that a fire on a submarine is one of the most dangerous things that... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons to Celebrate the Tough Times

“I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.” ~Louisa May Alcott I was talking to a friend the other day and we were reminiscing about a business we worked at that went through a rough period. Market demand had dropped, orders were down, margins were being squeezed, and we had... Continue Reading →

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