Apr 9, 2021

The where and the how of building warehouses

While many industries have suffered under the pandemic, the demand to develop warehouses and distribution centers has skyrocketed. The global supply chain has changed dramatically to accommodate shifts in consumer behavior.

Apr 8, 2021

Measuring the post-pandemic impact on warehousing and distribution

Certain COVID impacts, such as wearing masks, keeping a six-foot physical distance from others and remote learning, may be with us a while longer but on a temporary basis. However, the impact of COVID on warehousing and distribution is going to have long and lasting effects throughout the world.

Apr 6, 2021

Ask John Dame: New CEO wants to make changes, how to unplug on vacation

Question for JD: I am a new CEO that has recently been elevated from the President’s position as the former CEO retired. Two members of my team are not performing well and have not been performing well for some time. How should I address this issue?

Apr 6, 2021

Inflation is like the Tooth Fairy, no really

Inflation is much like the tooth fairy, whether you believe in it or not it will eventually sneak up on you and steal something from you.

Apr 2, 2021

Net-Zero: a new construction goal that asks ‘are we actually making our community a better place?’

 In recent years, construction firms and their partners have worked tirelessly to create new methods of waste reduction, including sustainable practices to ensure that resources are used in an environmentally responsible way.  

Mar 29, 2021

Don’t let investing myths derail your success

For many, investing is a mysterious endeavor that can be comprehended only by experts. But that’s not actually the case; it’s actually not that complicated. But for many, a big obstacle to understanding investing – and to investing effectively – is a swirl of myths.

Mar 23, 2021

C-suite-bound women, may I have your attention?

Gender diversity at the high levels of leadership within a company has been directly connected to higher profitability. 

Mar 18, 2021

Things to consider before demanding employees get the COVID vaccine

As the availability and administration rate of the COVID-19 vaccine ramps up across the Commonwealth and industry experts are predicting availability to the general public in the Spring, many employers are wondering whether they can require their employees to be vaccinated.

Mar 9, 2021

Get out your confetti, here’s some good economic news

  I’ve got some good news for you. After a year like the last, I know that just a smidgen of good news sounds awfully tantalizing, so let’s cut right to it: The yield on the 10-year bond has been increasing. You’ve probably got some confetti in your desk drawer (who doesn’t, right?) so take […]

Mar 5, 2021

Ask John Dame: Rehiring former employees, recovering your mojo

It is hard to find good talent. I have an opportunity to rehire a former employee. Should I do this?

Feb 25, 2021

Choosing a spokesperson? Make sure they resonate

As a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan, I didn’t have much of a stake in this year’s Super Bowl (although I was hoping for Mahomes to upset Brady … in more ways than one). 

Feb 24, 2021

Engineers need to play a role in climate policy

The Biden administration is making climate change a top priority and has started issuing executive orders affecting energy production nationally. State governments are also studying a variety of carbon-reducing mandates. What should business leaders be doing?