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Change management key to progress

March 1, 2010By

Over the past 18 months, we have seen dramatic changes in the economic and political environment. These seismic shifts have affected all types of businesses, and changed the way we will be doing business in the future. They also are forcing companies to reluctantly incorporate changes into their organizations. For many companies, change is difficult — and for good reason.... read more

Keeping the wheels turning

March 1, 2010By

When Rick Kier turned 16 and was finally old enough to get his driver’s license, he took the money he had saved from a paper route and mowing neighbors’ lawns and invested it in a new Chevrolet pickup. Because the region of New York State where Kier lives typically gets 100 inches or more of snow dumped on it annually,... read more

Leveraging 2009’s lessons

March 1, 2010By

We’re over the shock of the seemingly unrelenting stream of bad news that dominated winter 2009. The daily reports of massive bank failures, record-breaking numbers of foreclosures and waves of job losses cast a smothering gray pall of uncertainty over almost everything. While our economy has a long way to go to recover what’s been lost, we’re confident the worst... read more

Homeless, but not hopeless

March 1, 2010By

Chris Gardner, author of the best-selling autobiography ‘The Pursuit of Happyness,’ shares his street smarts with Green Industry professionals. Every time I see the movie ‘The Pursuit of Happyness,’ I’m absolutely amazed. How did those people spend $70 million to tell a story about what I did with nothing?” half-jokes Chris Gardner, who penned the same-named rags-to-riches autobiography on which... read more