Monthly Archives: February 2010

True Supplier Partnerships

I interviewed two experts on True Supplier Partnerships (listen here) — Rick Pay (The R Pay Company, LLC), an expert on manufacturing process improvement, Lean, and related disciplines, and Kate Vitasek, lead researcher and author of a new book on the…

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True Supplier Partnerships – Feb 26,2010

Returning guest Rick Pay, an expert on Lean and manufacturing, explains ways to partner with suppliers in long term relationships that cut costs for both parties. Sometimes that’s more valuable than beating them up. Learn how to tell as well as how and…

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Tom on Leadership 2010-02-25 15:31:00

Quote attributed to BF Skinner (via Sam Carpenter and Mathew Strong):When people work only to avoid losing a job, study only to avoid failure, and treat each other well only to avoid censure or institutional punishment, the threatening contingencies ge…

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Taking your Product or Company International

What does it take to go international?  I interviewed expert Mark Ross (Global Sales, Marketing & Business Development, linkedin.com/in/markross101) – Mark “creates the blueprint to take a company international.” He relates stories and l…

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Taking a Company International – Feb 19,2010

We interview expert Mark Ross (Global Sales, Marketing & Business Development, linkedin.com/in/markross101). Mark “creates the blueprint to take a company international.” He relates stories and lessons from his 20 years of international product market …

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An Example of Brief, Clear Communication

I just received an email that impressed me in some perhaps subtle ways:Thomas,I have been asked to schedule a ½ hour (or so, if that is enough time) conference call for you and M__ . M___ is traveling heavily right now so we are looking into the first…

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The Blue Collar Millionaire

Great article in Inc. Magazine about a highly profitable pizza restaurant chain and its owners’ ability to create big profits with low staff turnover in a business that’s typically the other way around.  Read it here.The lessons I take from it are…

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Business Storytelling – Feb 12,2010

We talk with experts on business storytelling as a skill for sales and for establishing a corporate culture. Guests include: * Gayl Murphy, a veteran Hollywood correspondent, speaker, media and presentational business coach who has interviewed over 14,…

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Pete Friedes on Praise and Management

I wished I’d booked an hour or more for my interview with Pete Friedes.  He’s the retired CEO of Hewitt and Associates, a firm that under his leadership grew over 23% per year for 23 years.  Pete is an engaging guy and one who obviously knows…

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Special on Praise and Management – Feb 09,2010

Peter Friedes, retired CEO of Hewitt Associates, on his approach to helping his subordinates be better managers. He is the author of “The 2R Manager: When to Relate, When to Require, and How to Do Both Effectively”leadership | management | CEO | praise…

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Three CEOs on Praise

Three CEOs shared their perspectives with me on what role praise plays in their leadership style. My guests included Robert Stack, President and CEO of Community Options; Mitch Pisik, President and CEO of Breckwell Products; and Bob Fishman, CEO of Re…

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CEOs on Praise – Feb 05,2010

Special 90-minute show with three CEOs explaining their approaches to praise. Invited guests include Robert Stack, President and CEO of Community Options; Mitch Pisik, President and CEO of Breckwell Products; and Bob Fishman, CEO of Resources for Human…

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