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with Buckley Brinkman

06/14/17

Old dogs, new executive leadership tricks

Accelerating change continues to shorten the cycle of obsolescence — the amount of time it takes for learning to become obsolete — and I want to believe that I can stay sharp and relevant.

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06/01/17

Wayne Gretzky and the workforce

Watching the Stanley Cup playoffs got me thinking about Wayne Gretzky and two of the most overused quotes in business presentation history.

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05/18/17

The canceled contract

The traditional employment contract is dead. Let others mourn its demise. Instead, radically engage the ideas and people that put you on a path to lifetime learning.

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04/10/17

Turn down the volume, focus on manufacturing wins

I feel a bit guilty about telling you to turn down the volume in your life while the radio is blaring in the background as I write this blog.

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03/09/17

Wake up to a new manufacturing dawn

The era of exponential change requires radical engagement. No longer can a single expert cover all the new developments in any field, or even come close.

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About This Blog

Buckley Brinkman is executive director and CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity and writes about the manufacturing sector in Greater Madison and throughout Wisconsin. He has a breadth of experience in helping companies drive growth, world-class competitiveness, and performance excellence, and has led efforts to save dozens of operations in the U.S. by finding new ways for them to compete. A Wisconsin native, Brinkman holds a business degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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