By Sid Chadwick “We also  test for ‘desire to learn’…..if a prospective employee doesn’t have an innate desire  to learn, there’s no need for us to invest our resources --- when there’s a built-in limitation – from the very beginning.”….................Tony Tedeschi, President, Piedmont Press & Graphics Warrenton, VA Introduction: The days of cheap... Read More

By Sid Chadwick “You just don’t luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do. You build step- by-step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.”………..Barbara Bush Introduction: Let’s see, Fuji just bought Xerox for ….almost $2 billion….less…  then the closing share price --- this week…!. Don’t you wonder what the buyer and seller(s) were... Read More

By Sid Chadwick “My job duties have noticeably transitioned from managing jobs --- to developing and managing people --- particularly as we’ve expanded both our product lines…. and revenues…..”…..Mike Milota, V.P.of Manufacturing, WestAmerica Communications INTRODUCTION: Note: Not everyone thinks naturally in terms of,  “Where do we want to be in t... Read More

By Sid Chadwick “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”……………….John C.  Maxwell INTRODUCTION: A recent article, published by a relatively large association, and written by our own Bob Lindgren, was well written, logical, instructive….and missing critical elements of “stra... Read More

By Sid Chadwick “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.”……………..…………….Sir Arthur Conan Doyle INTRODUCTION: This month’s issue (January/February) of the Harvard Business Review focuses heavily on culture, leadership, and teaching. One of their headlines reads: “The Best Leaders…are Great Teachers” I belie... Read More