Follow the Money!

There’s only one thing worse than being laid-off after 30 years. It’s to work somewhere for 30 years and witness its deterioration. Some call the environment “cold” or “unfriendly.” I call it dying. Its lack of luster and non-existent warmth begs for change. It breathes a gasp of relief only for a short interval before […]

Raising the Bar of Leadership!

“Do not take the agenda that someone else has mapped out for your life.” ― John C. Maxwell Hold On The quest to push “the powers in charge” is simply a call for integrity and accountability. One of the main reasons for the lack of those morals is fear. Management plays the fear card and […]

Should We Follow the Leader?

One of the common problems here in the Rust Belt is the lack of leadership. Perhaps it’s due to living in a “small town” mentality or because so few good paying jobs exist. Ducking the obvious questions and failing to recognize problems seems to be fashionable. When a leader allows position, money, or status to […]

The Recipe for Failure and the Path to Success!

Some businesses become so distracted by committees, meetings and the “push” of their immediate attention, the vital questions are no longer asked. It’s assumed all resources or possible processes are in place. Nothing could be further from the truth. The larger the organization the easier it becomes to fall into this mindset. Poor leadership with […]

President Obama visits The Rust Belt

8/23/2012 Last week, I had the misfortune of having both of my vehicles causing distress and breaking down several days apart. My car was already out of commission and my truck was the only option to drive. On our journey to downtown Mansfield, Ohio; we suddenly heard a clanging sound. I figured my tail pipe […]

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