Opinions and tips from experts within the community.


Fielding a directable sales force

Not long ago I was speaking at a national sales meeting for a large regional distributor.

State needs economy that benefits all

The Michigan Association of United Ways recently reported that in Michigan's strong pre-pandemic (2019) economy, 38% of the state’s households were unable to pay for basic necessities.

What the new administration’s tax reform may mean for you

As with any new administration, experts are speculating about what President Biden‚Äôs proposed tax law changes may be ‚ÄĒ and what they may mean for you.

Addressing academic and social-emotional learning loss this summer

I wear three hats: I am a mother. I am the chief marketing officer for the American Camp Association (ACA), a national nonprofit serving the 15,000 summer camps in the U.S., which normally serve 26 million campers each year.

3 tips to building more trust in your team

After interviewing leaders for my most recent book, one leader‚Äôs answer to the question, ‚ÄúHow do you know people are telling you the truth?‚ÄĚ has stayed with me, because it‚Äôs so simple.

The problem with ‚ÄėWest Michigan Nice‚Äô

If you know anything about our Leading by DESIGN team, you know that we are huge fans of West Michigan. We believe West Michigan should develop into the hotbed of the best leaders in the country.

To defeat a foe like Parkinson’s, we must expose its secrets

Last year, the Parkinson’s and scientific communities were surprised to learn that at least three people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, had exhibited Parkinson’s-like symptoms after infection.

Keep Line 5 open, build the Great Lakes Tunnel

As we have now passed the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's an understatement to say that Michigan small businesses have been hit hard.

A financial transaction tax would hurt Main Street

Following the recent GameStop trading frenzy, Congress is finally taking steps toward a long-overdue reckoning on Wall Street.

State needs high-wage jobs and racial equity

Economic development ‚ÄĒ particularly expanding the availability of high-wage jobs ‚ÄĒ and racial equity are twin priorities.