Apr 05 2019

I’d like you all to imagine you’re an engineer, working on a NASA project, to launch a shuttle into space.  Due to weather and other issues, the launch has been postponed 8 times, each costing NASA millions of dollars. The pressure is mounting to get this bird off the ground.  The date is January 28th, […]

Dec 13 2017

Being fired from a job is one of life’s top 10 stressors, according to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, designed to evaluate how stressful events will impact one’s health. That’s why I recommend that one of the first things to do when you’re downsized is get support so you can vent your feelings.   Your […]

Oct 31 2017

I’ve heard it said that the only constant you’ll have in life is laundry: it’s always there, waiting to be done.  Like everything else, business is in a constant state of change.  Though we’ve changed our name, we’ve been around since 1992 and I’ve seen business morph and change on a regular basis ever since.  […]

Sep 14 2017

Many organizations will discover too late that survival mode is no longer adequate. A shift has occurred, requiring leaders to exercise more than situational awareness used to identify immediate short-term financial trends. Leaders in the New Normal 2.0 must open their eyes to emerging, even sometimes barely detectable, long-term shifts in the societal and global […]

Sep 13 2017

DeeAnn Palin joined the MFI team with a passion for helping companies go from good to great in a culture that frequently cringes at the thought of change.  A seasoned change management specialist, DeeAnn’s style is one of practical business approaches and exceptional communication. She teaches high-performance leadership and individuals the critical skills in executive […]

Aug 21 2017

Great leaders architect moments. Their energy, focus, and agility, attracts others to experience what they experience. Like a full breath during a walk in the forest, or relaxed shoulders when entering a stained glass cathedral, a physiological reaction takes place when we’re around positive, inspiring, soothing, and grounded leaders.   Davis, an architecture and design […]

Aug 16 2017

  Productivity has stalled because employees feel they no longer have to work as hard to keep their jobs, and not since the iPhone have we seen a breakthrough technology change the way we work. Economic gyrations and game-changing technologies happen cyclically. Our nine-year bullish economy will be replaced with another recession and new technologies […]