Serving on our local electric cooperative board (East Central Energy) is an honor and a responsibility. I take it very seriously. We are the stewards of our members’ investment in their electric utility. Controversy over decisions made by the CEO and directors of Crow Wing Power recently received front page coverage in the Brainerd Dispatch. It begs the question: How could good people make such bad decisions? Read More
Everyone wants to be unique and noticed by customers. It sounds easy, but doing it right requires effort. Read More
When times are tough, toughen up!
When things are going well you feel like you’re on the top of the world and can deal with anything that comes your way.
The flip side is when you find yourself in tough times and nothing seems to be going the way you planned. It can be hard to get back on track. Some blame bad luck, but that’s the easy way out and doesn’t address the issue. The best way to get back on track is to take control of the situation with positive action. Read More
The dairy farm where I grew up was in west central Wisconsin; the neighborhood was filled with family-owned farms. Some farms were larger than ours; most were smaller. We were a tight knit group who helped each other out in bad times and celebrated together in good. I believed that way of life would last forever, but it was not to be. (Journal Sentinel Article, February 2019)
Enter Riverview, LLP. I met Dylan Reese, CFO of Riverview at a conference we were attending a few months ago.
Of all the skills an executive needs to successfully lead, self-awareness ranks near the top. Without self-awareness we move through experiences and relationships disconnected and unaware of how others perceive us. This can create blind spots. Read More
Here are the top three answers from last month’s, Around the Table Question: “How can your company become more high-tech while remaining high touch?” Read More