Volume 88: Moving Past the Fear of Change

Those of you that know me well know that I don’t do well with change. I typically have to be dragged into it forcefully. Not kicking and screaming, mind you, but arms crossed, stubbornly trying to stay in my comfort zone. All of that said, change is part of life, and it’s been a big … Continue reading Volume 88: Moving Past the Fear of Change

Volume 71: Achieving Goals Through Metrics

This New Year, I want to talk about using metrics to achieve, and judge, progress towards goals. Very simply, you can’t manage what you don’t measure, and as I’ve shared before, an idiot with a plan will often beat a genius without a plan. Measuring What You Want to Manage: This is an area that … Continue reading Volume 71: Achieving Goals Through Metrics

Volume 69: Happy Thanksgiving

In the years that I’ve been doing this newsletter, I’ve taken many approaches to the Thanksgiving article. I’ve used it to relate industry issues to the Dallas Cowboys, who, frankly, have enough of their own issues this year. I’ve sent out plain-Jane “Happy Thanksgiving” cards. I’ve occasionally used it as a soapbox to tell people … Continue reading Volume 69: Happy Thanksgiving

Volume 51: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Next week, much of the corrugated industry's leadership will descend upon the city of Providence, RI for this year’s CorrExpo. On Wednesday morning, as part of that event, I will be part of a seminar, with Clemson Professor, Dr. Nona Woolbright, and TAPPI Chairman, Roger Mills, that explores the challenges that corrugated companies will, and … Continue reading Volume 51: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs