Becoming mobility industry ‘minnows’ is terrifying

The New York Times, in an article entitled “Jim Farley tries to reinvent Ford and catch up to Elon Musk and Tesla,” writes: “Yet Wall Street still thinks that Tesla, which is worth more than $1 trillion, will dominate the industry and that companies like Ford, worth $62 billion, and GM, $58 billion, will become relative minnows.”

Rule change would devastate workforce system

In an incredibly ironic move, the U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule change that would drastically reduce workforce services and support at a time when employers and job seekers need it most.

Sickle cell patients need action to promote cures

When our country comes together to solve a public health crisis, we can do remarkable things.

The Charter: Catholic Church reaches a milestone

This month, the Diocese of Grand Rapids welcomed more than 150 diocesan safe environment coordinators and victim assistance coordinators for the annual Child and Youth Protection Catholic Leadership Conference.

Are there best practices for salespeople?

One of the most debilitating myths about the sales profession is this: Salespeople can learn on their own, on the job and eventually become good at their jobs.

Economic incentives can fill gaps in project financing

The rising cost of raw materials. Supply chain issues. A tight labor market. Increasing interest rates. The struggle is real for developers, who are watching their construction costs skyrocket — even as demand increases.

Begin planning early to save the family business

Ready or not, someday every business owner exits their business. But it also is likely unexpected problems may ensue.

Achieving big dreams, especially as a woman, requires great sacrifice

When I imagined being a top executive with a six-figure salary, PTA mom and owner of a spacious home and new car, I did not imagine it would be messy, emotional or lonely.

State needs to better protect migrant workers

Have you ever stopped to think: “Where does my food come from?” or “What did it take to get that nutritiously delicious produce perfectly stacked in our grocery store aisles?”

EITC credit would help children in financial crisis

An important new report is out from United for ALICE, entitled, “ALICE in focus: Children in financial hardship.”

Who gets grandpa’s guitar pick collection?

For a variety of reasons, many individuals — even those who have created thoughtful estate plans — fail to create plans for the distribution of their personal property following death.

Better benefits can attract, retain top talent

Many people in today’s workforce have higher expectations for benefits from their employer.

It takes more than compensation to unleash a sales force

I’m often asked to help a company refine its sales force compensation plans.

Mental health issues need to be addressed

In America today, approximately 1 of 5 Americans is suffering with a mental health issue, and approximately 1 in 25 adults is experiencing a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with one or more major life activities.

State should update emergency protocols for strokes

Every year in Michigan, thousands of lives are impacted by stroke.

Vax rates show African American distrust of health system

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, the future health of Michigan residents will rely in large part on the percentage who are vaccinated against the virus. Unfortunately, that number remains low among African Americans.

Michigan’s children need the earned income tax credit

One of the biggest tragedies of our lifetimes is the rampant growth of childhood poverty in this country.

Get them to do what you want them to do

“How do I get ’em to do what I want ’em to?”

Stop payday lenders from overcharging

In a time of great struggle for Michigan families, we have the opportunity to take a simple but powerful, popular and positive action.

Michigan needs vibrant, in-demand central cities

Conventional wisdom has it that big cities are dead.