Leaving a lasting legacy

20 Jun, 2019
For any organization, there’s a great deal of value in knowing where you come from. Understanding your founders’ history and intent helps you build upon previous successes — and avoid repeating ...

Enlightened entrepreneurs: The road to progress and prosperity

29 May, 2019
Entrepreneurs are often told to focus and “stay in their lane.” Granted, you can’t be all things to all customers. But in second stage, it’s important to keep evolving...

Tough talk: Getting comfortable with uncomfortable conversations

7 May, 2019
Let's face it, difficult discussions are simply not fun. Yet business leaders can’t shy away from tense topics, especially operations professionals...

Spotlight on second stage: An ELED initiative for Michigan

30 Apr, 2019
Programming that results from MCSB’s new entrepreneurship-led economic development proposal could significantly strengthen Michigan’s economic growth — and serve as a model for the rest of the country...

CTW judging: A behind-the-bench look

27 Mar, 2019
I was privileged to serve as a judge for this year’s Michigan 50 Companies to Watch (CTW) awardees, who were announced a few days ago...

Getting hand: Strengthening relationships with buyers and suppliers

20 Feb, 2019
The power that buyers and suppliers are able to exert over your company, and vice versa, has significant impact on your ability to compete and be profitable...

The COO seat: Being a No. 1 second banana

4 Feb, 2019
As they enter second stage, leaders of growth companies realize they can’t do it all. They need an operations professional who can keep the home fires burning...

Leading through listening

15 Jan, 2019
How do leaders improve their teams' ability to make good decisions and sound judgments? Become a better listener...

Foundation opens satellite office

9 Jan, 2019
I’m excited to announce the opening of Edward Lowe Foundation’s Lansing office at 118 W. Ottawa Street...

Beyond the buzzword: employee empowerment in action

19 Dec, 2018
There was once a time when business owners could operate successfully without having a presence in the political arena. Not so today...