Benchmarking can be a useful tool for companies to determine their standing within the industry. It offers a snapshot of both areas where you have strengths and areas where you should focus more attention as a company.
There is no “but…” to follow that. It is simply a statement of fact. In recent weeks, at conference presentations and in conversations with clients, I have found myself in the role of dampening the enthusiasm of business owners and executives
With apologies to Jules Verne, I haven't actually been "around the world," but it has indeed been 90 days since my last Against the Grain. It sure feels like I've seen a whole lot of this big, blue ball since then. It doesn't matter if I'm going somewhere for the first time or...
At industry events and NAWLA regional meetings, I’m one of the youngest people in the room and one of the very few young women. On the trade-show floor, I’ve had attendees approach to ask “Do you really work for Roseburg?” and “Does your father work in the industry?”