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...

Chris Straw of Team Quality Services

21 Nov, 2018
“The virtual aspect of PeerSpectives really appealed to me,” says Chris Straw, CEO of Team Quality Services, who joined one of the virtual CEO roundtable in 2108. "PeerSpectives helps with time ...

Stinkin’ thinkin’: How confirmation bias affects the quality of your decisions

22 Oct, 2018
In the business arena, confirmation bias can lead to some pretty poor decisions, which is why leaders need to be on guard....

Policy development: 5 ways to help your business remain relevant

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

Chateau Chantal

15 Oct, 2018
Michigan's Economic Gardening program gave Chateau Chantal the data it needed to strengthen wine sales to restaurants and grocery stores...

BlackHawk Datacom

8 Oct, 2018
Economic Gardening helped BlackHawk Datacom open new markets beyond upstream oil and gas — and increase annual revenue by 14 percent...