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Introducing – the Business Road Warrior!

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Business is an awful lot like a long and winding road – sometimes fraught with potholes and other times an opportunity for a smooth cruise down a great stretch of highway.

catherine_blakeCatherine Blake is a sales and marketing professional who has spent much of her career helping CEOs navigate their journey to business success. As founder of Seacoast-based Sales Protocol International, she has twenty years of sales and marketing experience with both FORTUNE 500 corporate giants such as EMC, GTE and IBM Corporation and start-ups.

Her assignments have taken her outside the United States to Chile, Ecuador, China, Australia, Germany, Sweden, England and France. In her tenure, some of her key clients have included NBC TV, ESPN, Raytheon, DeBeers, Daimler-Benz and the United States Navy. She has survived some of the best sales training on the planet, including walking across a bed of red hot coals to establish self-control and focus.

We’re glad that Catherine has now joined the “No Bull Business Blog” as a contributor with her “Business Road Warrior” column. Her new entry explores the world of lean manufacturing and how it is transforming the business marketplace and improving the prospects for a number of local companies. Check it out at:  http://www.nheconomy.com/biz-road-warrior/!

Leadership in the 21st Century Focus of NH BizCast

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Leadership – it’s the quality that separates high performing businesses from the rest of the pack, but how is it cultivated? Better yet, what skills will define the next generation of leaders? “Leadership in the 21st Century” is the title of the new free NH BizCast webinar slated for Wednesday, March 17th from noon-1 p.m.

“Determining the correct organizational structure can mean the difference between a company’s success or failure,” said New Hampshire Division of Economic Development Interim Director Roy Duddy. “With the rapid changes taking place in today’s economy, it’s important to not only reexamine leadership, but to look at the trends that will help us to build quality teams that are able to adapt and reinvent themselves in new and innovative ways.”

Dr. Russ Ouellette

Dr. Russ Ouellette

Offered by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, the March 17th NH BizCast will feature Dr. Russ Ouellette, managing partner of Sojourn Partners, a Bedford-based executive coaching/leadership development firm. Ouellette is a recognized expert in high performance coaching, executive leadership and organizational development as well as a passionate speaker and advocate for contemporary open system organizational thinking.

In this presentation, Ouellette will discuss future opportunities for businesses, workers and society, what leadership will look like in just a few decades and current trends that are calling for and shaping fundamental changes in today’s workforce.

Ouellette began his professional career in finance at Raytheon Company, where he led many teams in various functions, including manufacturing, engineering, contracts, and organizational development. He has also engaged in a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, marketing, automotive, and the military.

Currently, Ouellette’s consulting centers on executive performance, firm strategic planning, and organizational intervention. In addition, he teaches thesis graduate students and contributes to the development of a doctorial program at New England College. He also teaches organizational leadership at the University of Phoenix and mentors many doctoral students through dissertation.

As is the case with all NH BizCasts, the free Webcast will be hosted live at the Comfort Inn (71 Hall Street) in Concord and will feature a live audience.

For more information and to attend the NH BizCast, visit http://www.nheconomy.com/bizcast/. Those planning on participating in the live audience at the Comfort Inn are asked to pre-register by contacting Leslie Sherman at (603) 271-2591 or leslie.sherman@dred.state.nh.us.

To get a taste of Dr. Ouellette’s latest blog posting, check out his “Tomorrow’s Business Advice Today” column at: