I distinctly remember entering my daughter’s first grade classroom many years ago. Prominently displayed on posters around the room were “classroom rules.” When I inquired about their origin, the teacher informed me that on the first day of school she conducted a “class meeting.” The class was asked to decide what rules should apply given […]
MERSEN is one of the top graphite machining facilities in the nation. While highly profitable, MERSEN focuses first on their mission “to improve people’s lives.” Join us as we interview long-time friend and client, Mitch Taylor, General Manager of MERSEN.
The “terrible twos” – it’s the infamous age where children become tenacious in exploring their independence, discover there is a reason for everything, and become quite famous for relentlessly asking, “Why?” However, as evidenced by the countless number of books, the topic of “why” has continuing significance today… even in business. Bestselling authors, Jim Collins, […]
There are few things more amazing than watching a well-orchestrated team working together – no matter the sport, business, or organization. For several years, I coached high school soccer and worked alongside some excellent coaches. While we taught skills, fitness, tactics, and strategy, one of these coaches pointed out the enduring factor in winning soccer […]
Competitive advantage. It’s an integral component of any business’ success! In 2019, we look forward to interviewing a variety of business leaders to learn how their organizations are sustaining competitive advantage. Today, we have the privilege of learning from Gina Breslin and Dan Burkholder, Consultants at North Group.
Recently, I met with an owner / leader of a multi-generation family business that has been around for decades. It is well run and well known in the community. As this leader approaches retirement and considers the future of his business, he does so with a grateful spirit and with great care for both his […]
Private Company Transactions are often thought of primarily as financial transactions, but there is so much more at stake, particularly for the seller! Join Jerry Murray and Roger North as they examine the key elements of a successful transition and how trust plays an integral role in creating a win for the buyer, seller, and community […]
As an avid sports fan, I thoroughly enjoy watching my teams play and following the day-to-day happenings that involve roster moves, strategy, coaching and the locker room atmosphere (some call it drama!). More and more we are seeing and hearing how team culture determines the success of a team. There is no better example of […]