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Publication: 2019 Technology in Industry Report by Automation Alley

Do you know about the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Do you understand how it will impact businesses and our daily lives?

How about the challenges of developing, recruiting and retaining the best possible people to leverage the new technologies?  

All these questions and more are address in this report.  CFP colleagues, David Pistrui, Ph.D. Chief Researcher and Academic Liaison and Darrell Kleinke, Ph.D. Associate Researcher are key drivers of the information and insights in Automation Alley’s report.  Stop, download and read the report.

We are thought leaders in Industry 4.0, organizational agility and developing talent to meet the challenges of the future.

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Blog: SEARS- The Agile Organization From Another Era Files Bankruptcy

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

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Publication: Leadership 100 Project Report Study

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.

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