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Never Waste a Good Crisis

Never Waste a Good Crisis

Winston Churchill once said: "Never let a good crisis go to waste." With the current COVID-19 pandemic and crisis we are facing, those words are truer now than ever. And, here’s my hope: When the world goes back to “normal”, whether that is May 1 or June 1 or July 1…....

Asking the right questions

Asking the right questions

My husband sometimes accuses me of answering a question with a question. And he’s right! I do that. Frequently. There are a few reasons for this: 1. Getting context. 2. Helping THAT person dive deeper. 3. Understanding their WHY to make your answer, insights, etc....

The PEAR approach to leading during crisis

The PEAR approach to leading during crisis

Most of us in the US are entering what many consider “week 2” of the COVID19 disruption -- working from home, schooling from home, minimizing physical interactions with others. And, let me say that first of all, I hope that you, your family, and your colleagues are...

Leading in a (newly) virtual world

Leading in a (newly) virtual world

I've often said, and many peers have concurred: "With my mobile phone, computer and WiFi, I can work from anywhere!" As a consultant, that's certainly true. And in my former corporate life, that was often true. But many businesses are not that fluid. Business is...

2020 Vision – Seeing your future

2020 Vision – Seeing your future

The start of a new year inspires reflection, projection and goal-setting. The start of a new decade inspires all that and more. 2020 is a year meant for VISION. Visions of the future: the year ahead, the next decade, and beyond. What is Vision? Merriam Webster...

Selling into Headwinds

Selling into Headwinds

We're seeing it in earnings outlooks and I'm hearing it regularly from my clients: business is getting tougher and headwinds have arrived in the chemical industry. This impacts chemical manufacturers as well as the businesses in their ecosystem. The reasons are...

Is your Supply Chain resilient?

Is your Supply Chain resilient?

As business leaders, we focus our time and attention on ensuring that our business and supply chain is robust: strong, healthy and capable of performing under a variety of scenarios. This robustness is often about upside potential: Can I fill orders for that new...