What are the best strategies for Michigan to leverage its unique capabilities to capitalize on the dramatic disruption related to the technological change of the 4th Industrial Revolution? CFP colleagues, David Pistrui, Ph.D. and Darrell Kleinke, Ph.D., collaborated with Automation Alley, The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the World Economic Forum to take a deep dive into the opportunities for Michigan. Continue reading
There is a widening gap in the skills needed by employers given technological, competitive and generational changes and the current and projected skills of the American workforce. The gap runs from the executive suite thru to the shophouse floor.
November 1, 2018
To answer the question, let’s first discuss what it means for an organization to be agile. An agile organization proactively seek opportunities to identify and apply new ideas that improve organizational effectiveness. It also has a cultural mindset that values and encourages learning, collaboration and shared ownership of the vision, mission, and purpose of the organization. Continue reading
October 15, 2018
Last night Sears filed for Chapter XI bankruptcy. Started in 1886 by Richard Sears as R.W. Sears Watch Company, it transformed retailing. Sears developed an innovative distribution delivery system and mail order catalog that offered virtually any product, to anyone, anywhere in the United States. They accomplished this feat by leveraging the US Postal Service’s Rural Free Delivery program that connected the most remote parts of the US. Sears recognized the opportunity to re-imagine retailing as a national versus a local business. In many ways, they started out like the Amazon of its day and then followed with retail stores across the country to become the Walmart as well. Continue reading
Family businesses are the lifeblood of the local and global economy yet there are challenges in keeping these businesses in the family. This is the # video in the series of family and closely-held businesses. Continue reading
In this second video on family and closely-held businesses we discuss the 3 systems of a family business (family system, business system, ownership system) and the challenges of balancing those systems. Continue reading
In this video we breakdown with a Venn diagram the unique elements of the family business system. Continue reading
In analyzing best practices for success within a family business there are 5 Key Characteristics. I bet they will surprise you. Continue reading
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Cape Fear Partners, LLC (CFP) is aNorth Carolina based advisory and research firm with a “people centric” approach to supporting Fortune 500 companies, governments, closely-held enterprises, and educational institutions. We are a leading authority in developing strategies to address the disruption related to Industry 4.0. We provide services in three areas:
Talent Evaluation and Development
Organizations need an agile workforce. We provide clients with comprehensive advice in the recruitment, onboarding, development and retention of talent across the spectrum of jobs. We use EEOC compliant data-driven suite of assessments that are best-in-class to uncover individual and team behavioral styles, motivations and soft skills that translate into superior performance.
Innovation and Growth Operational Models
The disruption of technology, talent and competition is requiring organization to envision new opportunities and be highly responsive to remain competitive. Current business models are insufficiently responsive and resilient. We support our clients through the application of dynamic thinking and structured innovation processes that go from people to new processes and product development to include all of the critical cultural elements of the organization.
Research & Analytics
We leverage our evaluative tools and in-depth work in the area of human talent development to enhanced analytical techniques such as multivariate equation modeling to uncover relational, causal and predictive performance that can further enhance opportunities for success.
Darsweil L. Rogers Partner, executive, coach and Certified Behavioral Analyst with 30+ years working with organizations across the US supporting organizational change, executive and mid-management development, strategic and dynamic thinking processes. 20+ years with JP Morgan Chase & Co, as corporate lender, insurance executive and strategist.
David Pistrui, Ph.D., Partner, executive, entrepreneur and educator having served as an advisor to the states of North Carolina and Illinois, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Bahrain Institute of Banking and finance and Fortune 500 companies such as Tenneco and Ford. Holds Ph.D.’s in Applied Economics and Sociology.
In 2016 and 2017 we completed an analysis of the behaviors, motivations and skillset of the leaders in Fayetteville and Cumberland County North Carolina. The process began with inviting a nominated group of community leaders to take the TTI TriMetrix® DNA suite of assessments. The assessment looks at behavioral style, driving forces (motivations) and skillset. These leaders came from business, education, non-profits, a government. One-hundred and sixteen (116) participants completed the assessment. We looked at the leaders against the national average, men versus women and African Americans versus White leaders. The findings are insightful and provide basis for moving the community forward on a positive path.