Digital Marketing – A New Adventure

Over my twenty years as a business owner, I have had to change business practices a number of times to stay current.  Most recently, this included a new approach to our website, learning to use social media and now – digital marketing. Digital Serendipity As we were looking at…

2018 – A Time to Celebrate Relationships

As we finish another year at HL Group, I think it is a great time to reflect on where we are – and also thank all of those who make this company successful.  We celebrated our 20th Anniversary last summer – and we didn’t get here on our own. …

Mobile Automation Streamlines North Pole Distribution Operations

Two years ago, we profiled an organization and their supply chain challenges.  They introduced automation and mobile technologies to help improve operations.  The success of the early initiatives and the ease with which their staff took to the new tools encouraged this team to seek additional opportunities for mobile…

Museum Collections, Asset Tracking & a Christmas Moose: Challenges & the Power of Collaboration

This time of year, many of us are digging into the dark corners of our basements pulling out the bins that contain our ornaments, decorations and other holiday must-haves.  I don’t know about you, but invariably there is always that one item that isn’t where I thought it would…

Who Moved My Cheese? Reminders on Change and Potential Outcomes

Remember in the late 90s when everyone was reading Who Moved My Cheese?  For those of you who don’t remember it (or were too young to have read it then at least), it is a simple story about change – willingness and outcomes. In Project Management Utopia, project plans…

Remembering ALL of Our Veterans – November 11, 2018

This Sunday, we have the privilege of honoring and thanking those Americans who are serving or have previously served – that are still with us.  It’s different than Memorial Day, when we remember and reflect on those that lost their lives in service to our great nation. Veterans Day…

The Case for An Effective Process

As I write this, it is Halloween and in true St. Louis fashion, it’s rainy and a little cold.  As a native Minnesotan, I appreciate the fact that there isn’t snow on the ground and a snowmobile suit to work a costume around (or under – as was sometimes…

Giving & Service – Two Gifts that can Last Forever

Every week, I receive a Monday Motivational message from John 0’Leary.  These messages are a way for me to positively influence the start of my work week.  I’ve written about some of his emails in the past and this week’s was another one of those stories that really made…

Sears – The Latest Story in our Changing Marketplace

This week, a major icon of the retail world declared bankruptcy.  Twenty years ago we would have wondered how this could even be possible.  But now Sears joins a large number of other iconic businesses in the retail, automotive and consumer markets that we felt would be around forever….

Looking Behind the Mask – Finding the Facts

What do you want to be this year?  It’s the annual question bounced around households across the US every October.  While to some, it may sound like an existential crisis.  But most Americans will recognize that it’s actually a question about something really important – Halloween. Halloween offers us…