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MFGWatch Survey: Manufacturers are Worried

MFGWatch Survey: Manufacturers are Worried

“While U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about 2013 growth, they are even more concerned about intellectual property…

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New Series: Part II of Leadership for the 21st Century

Fundamental transformation has four basic dimensions: it is irreversible, it challenges traditional assumptions, it changes your identity, and it shifts the purpose of the organization. The model we have in mind leads a person through several stages of transformational change.

In part I we discussed traditional leadership development being focused…

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New series: Leadership for the 21st Century-Part I

 “You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” — Albert Einstein

If you feel the rules have changed, that you can’t catch your breath and just as you step on stable ground a rug has been pulled from…

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The Reshoring of Manufacturing Activities Surges

By Brian Gallagher

Manufacturing companies cannot afford to ignore the reshoring movement to bring production back to the U.S. from leading Asian, European and South American countries. But before spending valuable dollars to relocate production facilities, conducting a comprehensive cost-analysis of overall benefits, as well as company-focused…

15 Nov 5:17 PM 0 Read More...

Eight Critical Elements to Take Your Organization from Engaged to Entangled

By Dr. Ray Benedetto and Molly Meyer

It is widely proven that employee engagement is directly linked to the profitability and sustainability of a business. Why is it, then, that — according to the Gallup organization (which has done extensive research on the subject) — only 11 percent of all employees worldwide…

08 Nov 6:02 PM 0 Read More...

Going Global? Know the Common Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

By the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

Each year, companies both large and small make the big decision to expand to Europe. But many soon find out that although expansion was the right choice, the location they picked was not. Rather than celebrating a successful business venture, they instead find themselves…

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